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U.S. House passes bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments 1:08pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate.

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Ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. released from prison: media reports

- Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison on Thursday after serving time for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds on luxuries including fur capes and a Rolex watch, local media reported.

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Republicans ask White House about Clinton's broken charity donors promise

NEW YORK - The Republican Party chairman asked U.S. President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday to disclose when it first learned that Hillary Clinton's pledge to disclose all donors to her family's charities had been "repeatedly violated."

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U.S. hopes to wrap up Pacific trade deal, fast-track soon

WASHINGTON - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Thursday a Pacific trade agreement can be wrapped up in months and urged lawmakers to quickly move ahead with key trade legislation.

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Arizona lawmakers approve abortion bill, send to governor

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial measure blocking women from buying insurance that includes abortion coverage through the federal health care exchange.

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