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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy....

Private email questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign....

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home....

AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran....

Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance and undermined his pledge of historic transparency....

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional....

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize....

Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow....

Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter....

Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement's contours....

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House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

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House panel issues subpoena for Clinton's personal emails

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

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