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U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations 10:47pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill. | Video

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N.J. Governor Christie creates public pension study commission

- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday created a panel to recommend reforms to the state's pension and health benefits for retired public employees.

U.S., 2:55pm EDT
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U.S. asks appeals court to reconsider Obamacare subsidies ruling

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Friday to reconsider its July 22 ruling that poses a major setback to the Obamacare health insurance overhaul as it could limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of people.

U.S., Health 1:35pm EDT
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Q&A: U.S. Justice Ginsburg on Hobby Lobby, gay marriage, retirement

WASHINGTON D.C. - In an interview (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/01/us-usa-court-ginsburg-idUSKBN0G12V020140801) with Reuters late on Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was not just defiant about calls for her retirement. A former women's rights advocate appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg also had plenty to say about how the Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision highlighted a gender gap among her fellow justices,

U.S. 3:16pm EDT

Border security bill clears procedural vote in U.S. House

WASHINGTON - A $694 million bill to further secure the U.S. border with Mexico, amid a flood of Central American migrants, cleared a procedural vote in the House of Representatives on Friday.

7:15pm EDT