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Senate unanimously backs tougher North Korea sanctions 7:21pm EST

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, as U.S. lawmakers sought to crack down on Pyongyang for its nuclear tests. | Video

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Obama climate plan's broad scope to face skeptical Supreme Court

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's unexpected move to block President Barack Obama's policy to cut pollution from coal plants highlights what both sides in the legal fight agree is a key weakness in the rules -- a provision that expands the scope of regulation far beyond curbing emissions from individual smoke stacks.

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Embattled Pennsylvania attorney general survives Senate removal vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. Republican state senators in Pennsylvania failed to muster enough votes on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material.

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McCain presses U.S. Air Force, Pentagon over Russian engines

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday increased pressure on the Pentagon and the Air Force, demanding answers over the continued use of Russian rocket engines for U.S. satellite launches.

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