Politics Breaking News: Court Rejects Religion-based Challenge to Obamacare

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A federal appeals court rejected a Christian university's religion-based challenge against part of President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul, which the school claimed had forced taxpayers and employers to subsidize abortions and contraception. In a joint statement after a meeting of House Republicans on the immigration issue, House Republican leaders pledged they would continue to work on a "step-by-step, common-sense approach to fixing what has long been a broken (immigration) system." President Barack Obama rewarded two major donors to his re-election campaign with plum diplomatic assignments in Britain and Italy. Obama announced plans to send Kentucky businessman Matthew Barzun to London as the U.S. ambassador to Britain and Washington lawyer John Phillips as the U.S. ambassador to Italy. Both nominations require Senate confirmation.

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