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Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress 11:01am EDT

ATLANTA - Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. | Video

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California governor signs bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Physician-assisted suicide will become legal in California under a bill signed into law on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite intense opposition from some religious and disability rights groups.

Health, U.S. 05 Oct 2015

White House says Obama would veto current defense bill

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama would veto the current version of a bill to reauthorize U.S. defense spending as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

05 Oct 2015

Clinton TV ad rallies supporters on Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Clinton is attempting to rally her supporters and stoke outrage with a new television advertisement that criticizes Republican remarks on investigations into the September 2011 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

11:35am EDT

House to vote on new speaker on October 29: Boehner

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote to elect its next speaker on Oct. 29, retiring House Speaker John Boehner announced on Monday. But with Republicans in turmoil, Boehner delayed the voting for other party leadership races.

05 Oct 2015