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Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies, a poll said Wednesday....
White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats....
NY Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday....
A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails
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Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch....

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