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House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions 03 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - A chaotic three-month-long fight in Congress over funding the U.S. domestic security agency ended on Tuesday, but not before it highlighted House Speaker John Boehner's inability to halt the Republican Party's further descent into disorder.

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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift. | Video

World, Israel 03 Mar 2015

Republicans press U.S. consumer watchdog to stop regulating overdraft fees

WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday said that the U.S. consumer watchdog should stop limiting the way banks charge overdraft protection fees even as the agency considers tighter regulations on the practice.

U.S. talks on fast track trade bill 'stuck': senator

WASHINGTON - Bipartisan talks on how to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress are deadlocked and legislation is unlikely to come up for debate before April, a senior Republican senator said on Tuesday, tightening the timeframe to finish a Pacific trade pact before the U.S. election season.

03 Mar 2015
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O'Malley rules out Senate as decision over White House bid looms

WASHINGTON - Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said on Tuesday he will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.

U.S. 03 Mar 2015