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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law 1:37pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama's healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that has been dogged by challenges from Republicans and other conservatives.

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U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: New Yorker

WASHINGTON - Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday.

Russia 21 Jul 2014
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Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

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British Labour Party leader Miliband meets with Obama

WASHINGTON - Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday and said they had a wide-ranging discussion touching on relations with Russia and the Ukraine crisis.

21 Jul 2014
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Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

WASHINGTON - As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.

U.S. Senate nears deal to vote on $10.9 billion transportation bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders were nearing an agreement to vote this week on a $10.9 billion transportation funding extension already passed by the House of Representatives, signaling a desire to minimize drama over road construction money this summer.

21 Jul 2014