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Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll 15 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.

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Bankrupt Detroit reaches first deal with retirees group

- Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

U.S., 15 Apr 2014

Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse automatic budget cuts that are to resume in 2016.

15 Apr 2014

U.S. adopts harsher tone in U.N. envoy dispute with Iran

WASHINGTON - The United States adopted a harsher tone toward Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador on Tuesday, calling Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi "unacceptable" and tying him to the 1979-1981 U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran.

World, United Nations 15 Apr 2014

Obama commutes sentence of man mistakenly given extra jail time

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of a Texas man who was mistakenly sentenced to an extra three and a half years in jail due to a typographical error.

U.S., 15 Apr 2014