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Senate unanimously backs tougher North Korea sanctions 10 Feb 2016

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 plan to ease new U.S. visa limits faces skeptics in Congress

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's plan to loosen some requirements of a visa law spurred by the deadly attacks in Paris met with open resistance from both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

Election 2016, 10 Feb 2016
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U.S. can still hit climate goals despite Supreme Court pause, White House says

WASHINGTON The White House vowed Wednesday that the United States would still meet international commitments to cut carbon emissions, seeking to allay concerns that the Supreme Court might take away one of its main weapons against climate change.

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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.

Election 2016, 10 Feb 2016