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Exclusive: Congress probing U.S. spy agencies' possible lapses on Russia 8:03am EDT

WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters. | Video

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Lew rules out letting Congress extract 'unacceptable' policies to lift U.S. debt limit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Congress to act soon to raise the debt limit but said the Obama administration would not let lawmakers use the pending deadline to extract "unacceptable" policy commitments.

U.S. 5:11am EDT

Pretty photos, small companies: how the White House is selling TPP

WASHINGTON - Crystal tumblers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, on the rocks. Maine lobster and Maryland blue crabs, garnished with lemon slices. An adorable black Montana steer, staring head on into the camera.

07 Oct 2015

Bob Dylan and the supremes - Ginsburg and Scalia, that is

ZURICH - On the evening after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was entertained by her conservative colleague Antonin Scalia singing a Bob Dylan song.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 5:59am EDT

Obama praises unions, workers' rights at White House Summit

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called for higher blue-collar wages and benefits and promoted collective bargaining on Wednesday, courting workers' unions in a day-long event as his advancing Pacific Rim trade deal has left many labor groups disenchanted with the White House.

07 Oct 2015