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  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday.

  • Undercover probe finds health law failings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

  • Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas— Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House. Armstrong's fellow crew members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, were among those who met with Obama, along with Armstrong's widow, Carol.

  • A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsides that are vital to the Affordable Care Act. CNBC's Dominic Chu looks how the health insurers are faring.

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    In that first ruling, a divided three-judge panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums, saying financial aid can be provided only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.

  • Dems press blocks on corporate tax inversions plans Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Democrats, searching for campaign issues before November's congressional elections, have jumped on inversions, and several of them have offered bills that would curb the deals.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

  • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says that as the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs. The White House used the occasion to release a six-month review of federal job-training programs. The report was overseen by Vice President Joe Biden.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections.

  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- Commissioner Scott O'Malia said on Monday he intends to leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, creating a vacancy just a short while after Chairman Tim Massad took over at the derivatives regulator. Before joining the CFTC, he was the staff director at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.