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Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking surveillance reforms 5:57am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on Americans could lapse at midnight on Sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation. | Video

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Illinois governor: Will not sign unbalanced state budget

CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Friday that he will reject a fiscal 2016 budget from the Democratic-controlled legislature if it is not balanced.

29 May 2015

U.S. House majority leader: 'further action' possible on surveillance

WASHINGTON - The Republican majority leader left the door open on Friday for the House of Representatives to consider an extension of expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act if the Senate does not back a domestic surveillance bill passed by the House.

29 May 2015

U.S. Democrat Chafee to run for president in 2016: Politico

WASHINGTON - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee on Wednesday will join the race for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, challenging front-runner Hillary Clinton, Politico reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of his plans.

29 May 2015

Assisted suicide bill advances in California legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers on Thursday revived a bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide in the most populous U.S. state, after a renewal of debate on end-of-life issues prompted by the death of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard last year.

U.S., 29 May 2015