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U.S. and Russia to finalize adoption agreement soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said it expects to finalize an agreement with Russia on Wednesday to regulate adoptions after an American woman rejected her adopted son and sent him back to Russia alone in April. Read more

U.S. condemns Palestinian report on Western Wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department condemned on Tuesday an official Palestinian report last week asserting that Jerusalem’s Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, is not Jewish. Read more

Judge tosses challenge to Obama healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the landmark healthcare law championed by President Barack Obama, upholding key provisions that require health insurance coverage. Read more

Some Republicans say START debate possible this year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans signaled a willingness on Tuesday to debate the New START nuclear treaty with Russia in the final weeks of the year but indicated it could happen only if Democrats drop other priorities to allow the necessary time. Read more