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U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge 8:19pm EST

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. | Video

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Union backing elusive as Garcia seeks to unseat Chicago Mayor Emanuel

CHICAGO - Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is struggling to round up support from labor unions as he seeks to unseat pro-business Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even though he bills himself as more progressive.

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California Republicans take on teachers' union in package of education bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Republican lawmakers on Wednesday announced a package of bills to dramatically change the way public school teachers are hired, fired and evaluated, embracing controversial education reforms in the most populous U.S. state.

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White House: Obama signs homeland security funding bill

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law a bill that funds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security until the end of the fiscal year, after lawmakers this week ended a months-long dispute over the agency's budget.

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Congress' backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance

WASHINGTON - While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.S. Congress generated loud applause and worldwide headlines, it is unlikely to lead to new legislation or a shift in U.S. policy toward Iran.

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