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Appeals courts differ on health care

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.

First, two Republicans on a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court of appeals ruled against a key component of the law -- the fe...

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Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.

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Obama criticized for fundraising during tumult

Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

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Rights Group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror cases

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.

Hillary Clinton

Defense Department

Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics

When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election Commission.

That was then.

On Monday, Clinton -- who is now w...

Rick Perry

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Perry sending National Guard to border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is de...

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Military family groceries won't be cut, for now

Military families can breathe a sigh of relief: their grocery stores are not going to be cut, for now.

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Poll: Coloradans say no to pot in bars and clubs

Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.

Ryan J Pitts

U.S. Army

Medal of Honor is for fallen brothers

The newest Medal of Honor winner, former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, said he wanted the nation not to remember his name, but those of the nine men who were killed in one of the fiercest fights of the war in Afghanistan.

"Valor was everywhere that d...

Obama in Oval Office

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

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