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Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama 10:26am EST

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters. | Video

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Obama and Saudi king discuss Iran, energy in symbolic visit

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab region. | Video

Jordan 27 Jan 2015
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Army says no decision made in Bergdahl investigation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army on Tuesday denied that a decision had been made to bring desertion charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a controversial prisoner swap after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

27 Jan 2015
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Alabama Supreme Court chief justice encourages defiance on gay marriage ruling

- In a move viewed skeptically by legal experts, the socially conservative chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court on Tuesday encouraged judges in his state to ignore a federal ruling last week striking down its ban on gay marriage.

U.S. 27 Jan 2015
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Obama dropping plan to tax college savings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has dropped a controversial proposal to tax "529" college savings plans, a White House official said on Tuesday, calling it a "distraction" from administration efforts to provide middle-class tax relief.

U.S. 27 Jan 2015