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President Barack Obama listens as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to members of the media during their meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama’s Asia trade deal faces mounting opposition in House

- The Washington Times

After a victory in the Senate, President Obama’s push for a huge free-trade deal with Asia faces a higher hurdle in the House, where an unusual coalition of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats oppose granting him more executive power.

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NY Assembly votes for universal health coverage

- Associated Press

The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.

Insurer to pay $300,000 in Michigan scared-to-death dispute

- Associated Press

An insurance company has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit over the death of an 85-year-old man, ending an unusual dispute over whether the driver may have been literally scared to death before his car slammed into a tractor-trailer in suburban Detroit, court records show.

Lawsuit filed against US attorney's office in Nebraska

Associated Press

A former prosecutor with the U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska was discriminated against because she's a woman, according to a new federal lawsuit that also says she experienced retaliation after filing a complaint.

Wyoming officials blast proposed EPA water regulations

- Associated Press

Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over smaller waterways such as tributaries and wetlands.

In this May 7, 2015 photo, Dan Kleban, a co-owner of the Maine Beer Company, poses in the company's tasting room in Freeport, Maine. Craft beer now accounts for 1 of 10 beers sold. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Beyond craft brews: Just like foodies, beer geeks go local

- Associated Press

In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer - much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

Alaska governor tours Shell drill rig in Seattle

Associated Press

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront Wednesday before meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington's position on future Arctic drilling will hurt his state's economy.

Brownback looks at possible worker furloughs amid budget row

- Associated Press

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's office is working to determine when it would have to inform state workers they would be furloughed if a budget is not passed on time, the governor's spokeswoman said Wednesday.