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Baton Rouge emergency room closing shows cost of Obamacare fight

ATLANTA - A Baton Rouge, La., hospital is closing the only emergency room on the city's impoverished north side, a real-world ripple effect of the ideological clash over President Barack Obama's health care law.

Congress tries to fix Medicare ‘doc fix’ before it fixes to leave town

With deep pockets and huge memberships, politically influential physician organizations think they’re on the cusp of achieving something they...

The sun rises over the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 5, 2015, as the 114th Congress prepares to open Tuesday with Republicans in the majority in both the House and Senate.

It’s not just Iran’s nuclear program that worries Israel

What really disturbs experts in and out of the Israeli government is a far more conventional threat: Iranian forces and those of its close ally, the...

Israeli's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions

Ukraine welcomes US resolution on arms shipments

A U.S. resolution in favor of arms shipments to Ukraine was welcomed Tuesday by the government in Kiev and condemned as a call for war by Russian lawmakers in Moscow.

Russia’s return to Nicaragua worrying many in Central America

Russia is rekindling its once-strong ties to Nicaragua, possibly including providing the Central American nation with jet fighters, stoking unease...

In this Aug. 21, 2009 file photo, a Russian-made MiG-29 jet fighter flown by the aerobatic team Strizhi (Swifts) performs during the International Aviation and Space Show in Russia. Russia is rekindling its once-strong ties to Nicaragua, possibly including providing jet fighters like this one, and the new bond is stoking unease as far away as the Andes.

University refuses to disclose funding sources of its climate contrarian

The University of Delaware has declined a congressional request for documents related to the external funding of one of its professors - a known climate contrarian - saying it was an intrusion into academic freedom.

Scott Walker backpedaled after supporting Wisconsin gun-control bill

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association, but he once backed a bill that could have jailed gun dealers who sold weapons without trigger locks - and the people who bought them.

Operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State stalled by heavy casualties, discord

The much ballyhooed Iraqi government operation to capture the central city of Tikrit from the Islamic State has stalled three weeks after it began...

Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen clash with Islamic State fighters at the frontline in the Qadisiyah neighborhood in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, March 15, 2015
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