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New York, New Jersey governors veto proposed port agency overhaul 9:41pm EST

- The governors of New York and New Jersey vetoed sweeping legislation passed by lawmakers in both states intended to reform the embattled bi-state Port Authority, according to a joint statement released on Saturday.

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U.S. judge throws out Arizona sheriff's immigration suit against Obama

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U.S. president's sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case.

U.S. 23 Dec 2014
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Obama applauds Sony decision to show 'The Interview': White House

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pleased Sony has decided to release "The Interview" in some theaters, after earlier bowing to pressure from a cyberattack blamed on North Korea, the White House said on Tuesday.

Entertainment, Film, World 23 Dec 2014
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U.S. says 6.4 million signed up for 2015 HealthCare.gov plans

- About 6.4 million Americans have selected a new individual healthcare plan or have been automatically signed up again for a 2015 insurance plan through the HealthCare.gov website, a top U.S. health official said on Tuesday, putting the agency nearer its 9.1 million goal.

U.S., Health 23 Dec 2014
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Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics

HAVANA - President Barack Obama's decision to end five decades of enmity with Cuba has shaken the island's political dissidents, dividing their ranks and forcing them to rethink tactics.

U.S., Cuba, United Nations 23 Dec 2014