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U.S. Top News: Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

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Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between
Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday, but Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress.
Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not 'game over' for Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of U.S. midterm elections.
Bad weather, safety agency blamed for fatal Alaska crash
(Reuters) - Federal investigators said on Wednesday pilot error and a lack of safety measures at Alaska's public safety agency were to blame for the crash of a rescue helicopter that killed all three people on board last year.
Remains of missing Hollywood executive identified
(Reuters) - California authorities have positively identified the remains of a Hollywood studio executive who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 2012, officials said on Wednesday.
Oregon police capture man suspected of murder, posting pictures online
(Reuters) - Police in Oregon have arrested a man accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend then posting gruesome pictures of the scene onto the internet, authorities said.
Missouri ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, court rules
(Reuters) - Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a St. Louis circuit judge ruled on Wednesday, adding momentum to efforts in states across the country to legalize gay nuptials.
Kidnapped Philadelphia woman found safe in Maryland
(Reuters) - A woman who was abducted from a Philadelphia street in an assault caught on surveillance video was found safe in Maryland on Wednesday, three days after the incident, police said.
Developer withdraws bid on 6,300 Detroit-area blighted properties
DETROIT (Reuters) - A developer has pulled out of a deal to acquire more than 6,300 Detroit-area properties in a county tax foreclosure auction a week after being declared the winning bidder, a county official said on Wednesday.
Mississippi prisons chief resigns abruptly amid federal suit
JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's long-serving prisons chief resigned abruptly on Wednesday amid a federal case in which prosecutors have moved to seize his assets.
Washington state voters approve measure to expand gun background checks
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers in Washington state passed overwhelmingly, election results showed on Wednesday, making the state the first in the country to close the so-called gun-show loophole through popular vote.
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