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Obama hopeful on spending, Zika funds after meeting Congress leaders

President Barack Obama said after meeting with the top four congressional leaders on Monday he was encouraged that lawmakers would be able to pass short term spending legislation to keep the government open during the 2017 fiscal year. Democrat Obama said he was hopeful about reaching agreements with the Republican-majority Congress on funding to fight

Immigration, abortion, race rulings due at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is heading into its home stretch, with major rulings due by the end of the month on President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration plan, racial preferences in university admissions and a restrictive Texas abortion law. Producing decisive rulings has been complicated by the fact that the court has been down one justice