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Senate Republicans pass budget plan, eye Obamacare repeal 05 May 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits by 2024 and aids the party's goal of trying to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Staten Island prosecutor declares victory in congressional special election

NEW YORK - A Republican prosecutor declared victory on Tuesday night in a special election to replace disgraced U.S. Representative Michael Grimm, a month before his sentencing for federal tax evasion.

U.S. 05 May 2015
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Senate Republicans determined to move on fast track trade bill

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans plan to push ahead with legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact as soon as possible, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, despite objections from the chamber's top Democrat.

05 May 2015

Labor Dept to unveil proposed overtime pay rules

WASHINGTON - Overtime pay rules for broad swaths of salaried U.S. workers would be overhauled under a proposal that moved forward on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama pushing to make overtime more widely available.

05 May 2015

Firms could record some phone calls without consent under California bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Companies would no longer have to tell consumers they are recording some cellphone conversations until 20 seconds into the calls under a bill approved Tuesday by a committee in the California legislature.

Tech 05 May 2015