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Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment 5:17pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

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U.S. Senate panel unanimously approves Veterans Affairs nominee

WASHINGTON - Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday.

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Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska

JUNEAU Alaska - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, court records showed on Wednesday.

People, 7:55pm EDT
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U.S. swaps regulator O'Malia to head bank lobby group

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG - A member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will become the new head of a bank lobby group that is fighting the derivatives regulator in court over a crucial new rule curtailing Wall Street.

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U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

U.S., Health, 22 Jul 2014

Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race

ATLANTA - A former Fortune 500 executive who campaigned as a Washington outsider defeated an 11-term congressman on Tuesday in a key Republican runoff election in Georgia, setting the stage for November's race to fill an open Senate seat.

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