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President Obama on Thursday said that the U.S. will not take military action in Ukraine despite recent Russian advances in the region.

"We are not taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem," he said during a press briefing. "A military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming."

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Ahead of a meeting with his national security team, President Obama said Thursday that the administration does not yet have a strategy for dealing with ISIS in Syria.

He said that the U.S. has continued with targeted airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, but said that no imminent action against Syria is planned.

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Pennsylvania and the Obama administration have reached a deal to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, the administration announced Thursday.

The state, under Gov. Tom Corbett (R), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have been negotiating for much of the last year to expand coverage to 500,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. Under the waiver approved by CMS on Thursday, coverage will start in January 2015.

Both sides appear to have given something up in the agreement, which makes Pennsylvania the 27th state, plus Washington, D.C., to expand Medicaid.

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