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Congress approves defense bill, sends to president

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that authorizes the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this budget year without major restrictions on the conduct of operations.The bill p ...

Obama prepares to support gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is still wrestling with whether gay couples should have the right to marry, now that a new law will allow them to serve openly in combat.The question came just hours after he signed landmark legislati ...

Alaska high court throws out Miller claims

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision in the disputed U.S. Senate race, saying the state correctly counted write-in votes for Sen. Lisa Murkowski.It is now up to Miller whether the election is finally over. ...

Senate Ratifies Nuke Pact

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday ratified an arms control treaty with Russia that reins in the nuclear weapons that could plunge the world into doomsday, giving President Barack Obama a major foreign policy win in Congress' waning hours.Thi ...

Obama secures GOP votes for US-Russia nuclear pact

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama locked up enough Senate Republican votes Tuesday to ratify a new arms control treaty with Russia that would cap nuclear warheads for both former Cold War foes and restart on-site weapons inspections.Eleven Re ...

Obama admin to require promotion of unions in the workplace

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most private employers would have to display posters informing workers about their right to form a union under a proposed federal rule that is bound to please unions and draw the ire of companies trying to resist labor organizers. T ...

Fight looms after Texas gets 4 new US House seats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A surge of Hispanic residents and other population gains have Texas poised to add more congressional clout than any other state, but a partisan fight now looms over exactly where the new seats should go. Texas is gaining four sea ...

White House: Obama won't give up on 'DREAM Act'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama is not giving up on legislation that would offer a path to legal status to young illegal immigrants.Obama on Tuesday met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and reiterated h ...

Nearly 1 in 4 fails military exam

MIAMI (AP) - Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can't answer basic math, science and reading questions, according to a new ...

More than half age 25-29 only have cell phones

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans age 25-29 live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline telephones.A report on phone use by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also fou ...


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