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Extension of Iran Sanctions Act Passes U.S. Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 2 – The U.S. Senate passed a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran on Thursday, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law and delaying any potentially tougher actions until next year. The measure passed by 99-0. It passed the House of Representatives

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Obama Asks for $11.6 Billion More in Supplemental Defense Budget

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday sent a request to Congress for an additional $11.6 billion in supplemental war-related funding, which would include money to fight Islamic State militants and sustain high overseas troop levels. The request, detailed in a letter released by the White House, seeks an additional $5.8 billion

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U.S. Supreme Court Toughens Gun Ban For Domestic Violence

By David Ingram WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday expanded the types of domestic violence convictions that can trigger the loss of gun ownership rights in a ruling issued amid fierce debate about reducing firearms violence in America. The justices, in a 6-2 ruling, rejected arguments that a gun-ownership prohibition

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Saudi Minister Confirms Warning on Proposed U.S. Law on 9/11

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 3- Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said on Monday. The minister, Adel Al Jubeir, speaking to reporters in

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U.S. Tells Pakistan it Will Have To Fund F-16s Itself

WASHINGTON, May 3 – The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of U.S. F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them. The U.S. government said in February it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to

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U.S. Immigration Case Could Limit Presidential Power

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Jan 21 – The U.S. Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama’s immigration policies could have an impact far beyond determining whether millions of undocumented immigrants can remain in the country. The case has the potential to constrain the power of Obama’s successor to bypass Congress and act alone. Should Obama’s

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