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Obama to strike defiant tone with Republicans in speech

The President will address Americans next week in his State of the Union speech, laying out areas for potential compromise but ceding little ground to his opponents.

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U.S .loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

A sweeping set of measures will significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba.

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Republicans to Romney: Sit out White House run

Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House was widely greeted with disdain.

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Obamacare enrollment near 7 million

Enrollment in the federal government's insurance marketplaces reached 6.8 million people by Jan. 9.

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Despite low prices, gas tax increase appears unlikely

The Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: finding money for highway and transit programs.

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Yosemite climbers reach top of El Capitan in historic ascent

By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two climbers completed a historic 19-day ascent to the summit…

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Obama to announce push for paid leave, sick time for workers

Obama will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act.

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Ohio man arrested for alleged plot on U.S. Capitol

A man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested in connection with a plot to attack Washington with guns and bombs.

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Lawmakers to begin net neutrality debate this week

Lawmakers plan to start drafting legislation aimed at keeping the Internet open without tighter "net neutrality" rules.

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Boston bombing trial won’t be delayed

A judge rejected a plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris.

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IRS cuts taxpayer services, filing returns gets harder

It may take longer to get a refund this year and good luck getting someone at the IRS to answer the phone.

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Obama pledges to work on use of force order for Islamic State

The White House will work with lawmakers on an authorization of the use of force against Islamic State militants.

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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

The President is promoting greater broadband access during a trip to Iowa.

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Al Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Paris attack

Al Qaeda in Yemen says it carried out the attack on the French satirical newspaper for insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

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Americans have an appetite for labeling genetically-modified food

A new poll shows 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on GMO products.

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Boehner: House will fund Homeland Security, block Obama on immigration

Funding for the agency that spearheads domestic counterterrorism efforts and secures U.S. borders expires on Feb. 27.

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Coming soon to a workplace near you: Wellness or else

Companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs.

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France’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ to publish Mohammad cartoon

The front page features a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" in its first edition since the terrorist attack.

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To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

Obama will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks.

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Ohio State beats Oregon 42-20 for NCAA championship

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football's playoff era.

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The most-watched 12 minutes on U.S. television is expected to be all about the ladies.

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Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Benedict Cumberbatch is "devastated" after realizing he caused offense during a chat about diversity on Tavis Smiley's late-night show.