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Virginia to ask top court to review health law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Virginia said on Thursday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, bypassing the appeals process in a rarely used move to try to speed up a definitive ruling on the year-old law. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/USRDVFNrV5Q/us-usa-healthcare-appeal-idUSTRE7125IW20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Barney Frank to run again in 2012

BOSTON (Reuters) – Democratic Representative Barney Frank announced on Thursday he will run for re-election in 2012, ending speculation that he might retire after the current Congressional term. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5R47dIbZsgM/us-frank-idUSTRE71290120110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Lawmakers demand Mubarak transfer power in Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday to transfer power to an inclusive caretaker government in a draft resolution that demonstrates broad, unified American concern about Egypt. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/mrKNPTpral4/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE71175920110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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House Republicans seek $32 billion in spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will seek $32 billion in spending cuts this year as part of an initial bid to shrink record budget deficits forecast to hit $1.5 trillion this year alone. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/yietP0ZPnkM/us-usa-congress-spending-idUSTRE7125Z420110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama announces clean energy plan for buildings

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced a new clean energy program in Pennsylvania on Thursday, seeking to show he remains focused on jobs in a state that may be essential to his 2012 re-election prospects. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Uv-OpZcVqVI/us-obama-economy-energy-idUSTRE7122YT20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Commerce chief eyes India military, nuclear deals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Thursday he will press India to buy U.S. fighter jets and other advanced technology products when he leads Boeing, Lockheed Martin and 22 other U.S. companies on a trade mission next week. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/h09Nt5R9tAM/us-usa-india-exports-idUSTRE7127SK20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Senate panel backs patent overhaul bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to reduce the likelihood of massive damage awards in patent disputes took a step forward on Thursday with approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/ciGGT6mlH28/us-patent-congress-idUSTRE7126RF20110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Risks in Egypt were on Obama’s radar early on

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – When a public uprising ousted Tunisia’s leader after two decades in power, U.S. policymakers and intelligence analysts immediately wondered what this might mean for Egypt, the most populous Arab nation and a staunch American ally. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/ygudBhVE_L4/us-egypt-usa-response-idUSTRE7120E220110203\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Rummy, in new book, defends Iraq war debacle

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld concludes in his new autobiography that the war in Iraq has been worth the cost and remains largely unapologetic about his handling of the conflict, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Had the government of Saddam Hussein remained in power the Middle East would be “far more perilous than it is today,” Rumsfeld wrote in his 800-page memoir, scheduled for release on Tuesday. Rumsfeld and other U.S. officials cited the threat posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction as justification for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. No such weapons were found. The former defense chief was
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Sesame Street goes D.C.

” Sesame Street” will have an address near the nation’s capital. The group behind the popular TV show is teaming up with the National Children’s Museum to create exhibits and bring Big Bird and Elmo to the museum’s future home outside Washington at the National Harbor in Maryland. Sesame Workshop, the New York-based nonprofit group behind the show, has created traveling exhibits before. But the partnership to be announced Thursday will be its first home at a museum. Museum President and CEO Kathy Dwyer Southern says the “Sesame Street” characters will serve as virtual guides to the museum for children
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