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Obama targets foreign profits with tax proposal, Republicans skeptical 3:24pm EST

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget will seek new taxes on trillions of dollars in profits accumulated overseas by U.S. companies, and a new approach to taxing foreign profits in the future, but Republicans were skeptical of the plan on Sunday.

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U.S. ground troops could be needed in Iraq: Chuck Hagel

WASHINGTON - Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help turn back Islamic State forces.

Iraq 30 Jan 2015
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Latinos delay California U.S. Senate nods as ex-LA mayor mulls run

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's ethnic mix is well represented among the high-powered supporters being lined up by Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris in her bid to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate - with the notable exception of Latinos.

30 Jan 2015
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After controversy, Oregon governor says no policy role for fiancée

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber said on Friday his fiancée will no longer have a policy role in his office amid controversy over whether her consulting work posed a conflict of interest with her position as an unpaid adviser.

30 Jan 2015
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Three U.S. House Republicans to seek Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON - Three top U.S. Republican lawmakers, including Representative Paul Ryan, will lead an effort to craft new health reforms that could replace Obamacare, party officials said on Friday.

30 Jan 2015