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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

Military study gives green light to end gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon unveiled a study on Tuesday that predicted little impact if the U.S. military ended its ban on gays, bolstering President Barack Obama’s push to get Congress to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by year-end. Read more