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Senate Democrats step up pressure for vote on attorney general 12:12pm EST

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday wrote a formal letter to Republicans urging them to hold a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general.

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Boehner, other top House members urge weapons for Ukraine

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and other senior Republican and Democratic House members urged U.S. President Barack Obama to quickly authorize lethal weapons for Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed separatists, according to a letter released on Thursday.

World 12:11pm EST

Wisconsin Assembly debate begins on right-to-work bill

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday began a final debate on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts.

U.S. 3:50pm EST

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. | Video

Health, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

Hillary Clinton's focus on women's pay may resonate broadly: poll

WASHINGTON - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women, a finding that suggests that Democrat Hillary Clinton's message on pay inequality could resonate broadly with Americans should she run for president in 2016. | Video

U.S. 8:04am EST