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Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots sold at major retailers including Kroger and Costco are being recalled over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

Two courts injected new uncertainty into the future of Obamacare, with conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance.

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Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide found

Search teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March.

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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare

A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.

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Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino

A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.

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Airlines halt flights to Israel

Delta, American, and United have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region is intensifying.

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Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare

A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of the law that grants insurance subsidies for members of Congress.

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Bodies, black boxes handed over at Ukraine crash site

A train carrying the remains of the victims of the MH17 arrived in Ukrainian government territory as separatists gave the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

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Wave of migrant children threaten to swamp U.S. courts

As Texas National Guard troops are deployed to the border, a deluge of Central American children threatens the already crowded immigration courts.

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Biden says Putin has ‘no soul’

Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011.

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Defending champ Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

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Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will seek to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year.

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Philadelphia girl pitcher becomes Little League’s new ‘phenom’

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Thirteen-year-old Mo'ne Davis is a young ace pitcher exploding on the scene for "throwing like a girl."

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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Here is the latest sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 20.