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Obama says health law is working, private insurance enrollment at 8 million 4:20pm EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama delivered a vigorous defense of his signature healthcare law on Thursday, saying private insurance enrollment under it has reached 8 million people and faulting Republicans for failing to agree with him that "this thing is working."

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Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

BOSTON - New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die."

U.S., Oddly Enough 4:40pm EDT

Pentagon sees cost to buy F-35 up 2 percent; operating cost down 9 percent

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Thursday forecast the cost of developing and buying Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet at $398.6 billion, up 2 percent from last year, but said the projected cost to operate and maintain the jets was down about 9 percent.

U.S., 5:15pm EDT
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California Governor Brown wants rainy-day fund in constitution

SACRAMENTO, California - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday stepped up his efforts to enshrine a rainy day fund in the state's constitution, stealing some thunder from Republicans backing a similar measure as he seeks an unprecedented fourth term.

16 Apr 2014
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Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

WASHINGTON/MANILA - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter.

World, China 16 Apr 2014