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Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit 12:36am EDT

TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower.

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IRS's summons power faces test in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits.

U.S., 22 Apr 2014
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Colorado lawmakers move to tighten edible marijuana laws

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are moving to tighten laws governing the sale of marijuana-infused edibles, an issue that has gained attention following two deaths possibly linked to the ingestion of cannabis products, the measures' main sponsor said on Tuesday.

U.S., 22 Apr 2014

U.S. official responsible for reforming Medicare is leaving post

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

22 Apr 2014

New Jersey governor's press aide subpoenaed in 'Bridgegate' probe

- A New Jersey legislative panel investigating the "Bridgegate" traffic scandal subpoenaed the press spokesman to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and three other officials on Tuesday.

22 Apr 2014