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Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew ...

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Bill creates nationwide alert system for police

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a measure to create a nationwide alert system to help catch anyone who hurts, kills or makes credible threats against police officers. The new system would be similar to ...

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Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

CAMDEN, N.J. — President Barack Obama says the use of militarized gear by local police departments can give the public the feeling that law enforcement is like “an occupying force.” He says such an image can “alienate and intimidate” people ...

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Obama police camera initiative partly funded

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s request for police body cameras and new community policing initiatives would be partially funded under legislation advanced Thursday by Republicans controlling the House. Lawmakers also moved to slash legal aid for the poor. The actions ...

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Law Day proclamation

President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a proclamation to commemorate Law Day and the rule of law. “This Law Day, we celebrate a milestone in the extraordinary history of the rule of law by marking the 800th anniversary of the ...

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Administration says global economy needs more support

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday that Germany, China, Japan and South Korea are four countries running large trade surpluses that need to do more to combat weak global growth. Issuing its latest currency report, the administration refrained from ...

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White House criticizes ruling on Obama’s immigration action

HOUSTON — A federal judge has wrongly prevented “common-sense policies” from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama’s executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, and the federal government plans to continue its fight in a ...

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Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations

WASHINGTON — Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry. Obama, in excerpts of remarks meant for delivery later Thursday, ...

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Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s ready to sign “good, bipartisan” legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package. Obama’s remark, made a day before the ...

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Obama admin sets record for withholding gov’t files

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. ...

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Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

WASHINGTON — Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions ...

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