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Obama’s budget plan draws scorn

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget that drew scorn from Republicans and set up battles over tax reform, infrastructure spending, and the quest to prove which party best represents the middle class.

California daycare closes after baby contracts measles

LOS ANGELES — A daycare center at a Southern California high school has been closed and more than a dozen infants placed under three-week quarantine after a baby enrolled in the program was diagnosed with measles, a school district official said on Monday.

U.S. taking ‘fresh look’ at weapons for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States is reconsidering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, senior administration officials said on Monday, adding that no decision had been made.

Romney will not run for president in 2016

Republican Mitt Romney opted out of the 2016 presidential race today after considering whether to run for a third time, telling supporters it is time for the next generation of Republican leaders to seek the White House.

Suspected Ebola patient admitted to California hospital

SACRAMENTO, California — A patient suspected of contracting Ebola after traveling in West Africa and exhibiting symptoms of the disease was admitted on Thursday to a special isolation hospital unit in Sacramento and was being tested for infection, officials said.
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CDC: Get vaccinated for measles

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated for measles amid an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, saying that 2014 saw the highest number of cases in two decades.

Seven dead in explosion at children’s hospital

MEXICO CITY — An apparent gas explosion early today destroyed part of a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.

Obama must be careful on relations with India

INDIA — During President Barack Obama’s visit to India this week, he was chief guest at the celebration of its grand Republic Day, the first time an American was given the honor.
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Storm sweeps northeast, New York spared its brunt

BOSTON — A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States today, dropping as much as 2 feet of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions.

Group urges measles vaccinations amid Disneyland outbreak

LOS ANGELES — The leading U.S. pediatrician group today urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 50 people.

Suit dropped, one remains in MLK family dispute

ATLANTA — One of two lawsuits involving the children of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been dropped, possibly signaling a thaw in their tense relations as they continue to fight over the sale of his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

Obama: ‘State of the union is strong’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama called on Americans to “turn the page” in a State of the Union address Tuesday night that laid out a sprawling, post-recession domestic agenda aimed at leveling the economic playing field — and revitalizing his presidency in its final two years.

Colorado massacre trial to start jury selection

CENTENNIAL, Co. — The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado today as selection begins for the trial of James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie.

Obamacare’s lead agency chief announces resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration official who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, announced today that she will resign from her post as head of the agency that is also responsible for Medicare and Medicaid.
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U.S. takes first steps to loosen Cuba sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures today to ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities.