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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge 9:50am EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs.

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New York state lawmakers reach budget deal

NEW YORK - New York state lawmakers agreed on a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement.

U.S. 10:23am EDT
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Indiana governor defends religious freedom law

WASHINGTON - Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Sunday defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions from state legislators.

U.S. 29 Mar 2015
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Former HP CEO Fiorina puts chances of presidential bid over 90 percent

WASHINGTON - Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were "higher than 90 percent" and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May.

Tech 29 Mar 2015
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U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report.

28 Mar 2015