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Donors urge Clinton to sharpen message ahead of debate with Sanders 6:02am EST

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will try to mend her badly wounded campaign in a debate on Thursday with rival Bernie Sanders, an encounter many of her donors said would allow her to play a role that suits her - embattled underdog.

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White House says opposes House bill on restaurant calories

WASHINGTON The White House said on Wednesday it opposes a bill from the U.S. House of Representatives that it said would undercut regulations aimed at requiring fast food and chain restaurants to disclose the calories in food they sell.

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Obama plan to ease new U.S. visa limits faces skeptics in Congress

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's plan to loosen some requirements of a visa law spurred by the deadly attacks in Paris met with open resistance from both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

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U.S. can still hit climate goals despite Supreme Court pause, White House says

WASHINGTON The White House vowed Wednesday that the United States would still meet international commitments to cut carbon emissions, seeking to allay concerns that the Supreme Court might take away one of its main weapons against climate change.