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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage.

HANOI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington's bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard of an increasingly assertive China.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold talks with Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong at the White House on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday.

Illinois mired in uncertainty over budget
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:58:53 GMT
SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) - Illinois blew through a budget deadline this week, and now the state faces court battles over spending and a political standoff between rookie Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and veteran Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, who has dominated state politics for three decades.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb launched a long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, promising to fight the political influence of big-money interests and bring a new approach to solving problems.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presidential contender Rick Perry urged his fellow Republicans on Thursday to work harder to win black votes, saying decades of failed Democratic economic policies had given the party a fresh opportunity to appeal to African-Americans.

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (Reuters) - President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop of Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, injecting himself into the race to find his successor in 2016.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said on Thursday.

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A Texas Democratic state senator has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to keep an eye on same-sex marriage in the state after a Republican leader said county clerks could deny wedding licenses on religious grounds, the senator said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has raised $15 million from about 250,000 individual donors in the two months since he announced he was seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president, the Sanders campaign said on Thursday.

Entertainment News
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Sports News
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F1 ditches plan to bring back refueling
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:49:38 GMT
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One has abandoned controversial plans to reintroduce refuel...
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Swiss lender UBS AG made a whistleblower deal with Brazilian authorities inves...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled $3 billion in assets from Pacific Investment Management Co's f...
BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds will likely attract billions of dollars in new money in the ne...