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Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King 3:04am EST

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and respected Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's new King Salman as the crisis in neighboring Yemen continues to boil.

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Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

26 Jan 2015
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Obama to propose sharp increase in antibiotic funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request will propose nearly doubling federal funding to some $1.2 billion for the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Senate blocks swift passage of Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON - Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the Keystone XL pipeline bill from moving forward on Monday, but supporters of the project vowed to push ahead and eventually get a vote on the measure.

26 Jan 2015

Judge puts Alabama same-sex marriages on hold after striking down ban

- Same-sex couples in Alabama will have to put their wedding plans on hold after a federal judge issued a two-week stay on her ruling that struck down the state's laws banning gay marriages, including those performed legally in other states.

U.S., 26 Jan 2015