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U.S. Senate votes to renew terrorism insurance program

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to extend for six years a federal terrorism insurance program sought by owners and developers of office buildings and shopping malls, after lawmakers allowed it to lapse at the end of 2014.

Boehner faces conservative opposition in speaker vote

John Boehner is expected to be re-elected as House of Representatives Speaker on Tuesday, but a vocal and growing pocket of conservative opposition could hamper his ability to pass difficult legislation this year.

Factbox: New U.S. Congress at a glance

When the U.S. Congress convenes Tuesday to begin its 114th two-year session, Republicans will take control of the Senate and intensify their hold on the House for the last two years of the Obama administration.

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