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U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism 11:19am EDT

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited effect on removing U.S. sanctions on the Communist-ruled island.

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U.S. judge grills lawyer defending Obama's healthcare law changes

WASHINGTON - A U.S. judge on Thursday blasted the Obama administration's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives over the implementation of the Democratic president's signature healthcare law.

28 May 2015
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Donald Trump, potential 2016 hopeful, to make announcement June 16: TV station

- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump, who has been considering a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, will make a major announcement on June 16 in New York, New Hampshire television station WMUR reported on Thursday.

28 May 2015
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Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

U.S. 27 May 2015
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U.S. defense aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears: sources

TEL AVIV - U.S. defense aid to Israel is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington's efforts to assuage its ally's fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran.

World, Israel 28 May 2015