U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

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U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama's plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House.

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Cuba's Raul Castro urges US to lift trade embargo

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Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.

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US Senate passes spending bill, ends govt shutdown threat

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US Senate passes spending bill, ends govt shutdown threat

The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments.

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House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

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House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

The House of Representatives averted a government shutdown on Thursday, narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.

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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

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Obama administration mobilizes to save faltering spending bill

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Obama administration mobilizes to save faltering spending bill

The Obama administration made a last-ditch attempt on Thursday to drum up Democratic support to salvage a faltering $1.1 trillion spending bill, just hours ahead of a midnight U.S. government shutdown deadline.

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CIA torture brutal and ineffective: US Senate report

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CIA torture of sl-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged, did not produce useful intelligence and was so poorly managed it lost track of detainees, a scathing US Senate report has revealed.

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Tensions flare between US Senate Democrats, White House

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Tensions flare between US Senate Democrats, White House

Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration.

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Hagel to step down as Defense Secretary amid budget cuts and Mideast crisis

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Hagel to step down as Defense Secretary amid budget cuts and Mideast crisis

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over policy and how it’s presented to the public, officials said.

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Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

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Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.

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Obama to act unilaterally on immigration, irking Republicans

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Obama to act unilaterally on immigration, irking Republicans

President Barack Obama will outline a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy for as many as 5 million people, bypassing Congress and angering Republicans.

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With two years left, Obama prepares to go it alone

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With two years left, Obama prepares to go it alone

Barack Obama has only two years left in office but he is not ready to slow down. Instead, he plans to charge into two of the most sensitive issues in US politics: immigration and climate change.

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U.S. Senate narrowly fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline bill

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting a measure the House of Representatives approved last week.

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Climate agreement to have big impact on China

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Climate agreement to have big impact on China

China must make significant investments now to meet the targets of last week's agreement with the United States on greenhouse gas emissions, a senior US official said Monday, predicting a big impact on its economy.

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World cheers U.S., China carbon deal as Republicans jeer

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World cheers U.S., China carbon deal as Republicans jeer

The historic emissions deal between China and the U.S. removes a key barrier in United Nations-led efforts to craft a global climate pact. Now President Barack Obama has to find a way to make it happen at home.

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