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Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health and the environment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are matching President Barack Obama's proposals to cut Medicare by more than $400 billion over the coming decade, though they're not embracing his specific cuts to health care providers like hospitals and drug companies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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Netanyahu surges to victory in Israeli vote

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party scored a resounding victory in Israel's election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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APNewsBreak: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

ISTANBUL (AP) — A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Secret Service director says he's working on agency culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior agents accused of being involved in a drunken-driving crash at the White House earlier this month appeared to "nudge" a large construction barrier as they drove through a secure area, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told lawmakers Tuesday. He said he didn't find out about the incident until days afterward.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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Britain's shame: Evidence mounts of child-abuse cover-up

LONDON (AP) — A toxic mix of misuse of power and official silence has become Britain's shame as the country faces up to a growing web of evidence that the abuse of vulnerable children by powerful men was covered up for decades.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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