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The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

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The Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians won't give in to what he calls "extortion" after a U.S. threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington. More>>

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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

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Trump administration turns to obscure law to pressure Palestinians to enter into serious peace talks with Israel. More>>

Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

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GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him. More>>

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

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Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal. More>>

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

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While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules. More>>

Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he deleted a Facebook post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women. More>>

Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

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Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies

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President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts.". More>>

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

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Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse tells Iowa conservatives that Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect the party in next year's elections. More>>

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

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As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's. More>>

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

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The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct. More>>

Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare

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The government says higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year. More>>

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

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AP sources: Congressional investigators asking 2 participants in 2016 Trump Tower meeting why they discussed the gathering in Moscow a year later. More>>

Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

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Egypt's count has ordered a prominent activist from the country's 2011 uprising to remain in custody pending trial on charges of taking part in an illegal protest. More>>

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

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Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants. More>>

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

The Latest: GOP congressman calls for ban on elephant hunts

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A Republican congressman is praising President Donald Trump's decision to delay a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be brought into the country but says more needs to be done to protect the animals from extinction. More>>

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered explicit details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. More>>

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

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The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Trump administration's decision to allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport is the "wrong move at the wrong time.". More>>

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

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Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House. More>>

The Latest: Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

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President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts.". More>>

The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate

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The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for many

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Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage. More>>

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

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A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner is pushing back after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. More>>

Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself

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Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself, apologizes for his actions during USO tour. More>>

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

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China is sending its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years amid a prolonged chill in relations. More>>

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is putting the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice that it may shutter their Washington office. More>>

Macron's upstart party chooses new leader, amid tensions

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French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has chosen a new leader, as the 19-month-old movement tries to overcome divisions and solidify its position after redrawing France's political landscape. More>>

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face hikes

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The ultra-wealthy do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. More>>

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

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Sen. Al Franken is the latest public figure to be caught in the deluge of revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct_ and the first member of Congress. More>>

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

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Congressional investigators probing Moscow discussion on disclosure of Trump Tower meeting. More>>

AP Interview: Russia must be more tolerant, candidate says

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AP Interview: A celebrity Russian TV host who intends to run for president in next March's election says she hopes to make the nations' tightly-controlled political system more inclusive and democratic. More>>

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

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Zimbabwe's military says it is continuing in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe ruling party pursues urgent meeting Video included

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe makes first public appearance since under military house arrest. More>>

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

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President Donald Trump has criticized Democratic Sen. Al Franken following allegations of inappropriate behavior but remains silent about accusations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. More>>

The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

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President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. More>>

Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation. More>>

The Latest: Emanuel praises Jackson after health disclosure

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Chicago mayor praises Jesse Jackson after he discloses Parkinson's diagnosis. More>>

Senate ethics, relatively silent, could face busy year

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The normally sleepy Senate Ethics Committee hasn't had a major case since 2011, but it could be deciding next year on the fate of three senators _ including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. More>>

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

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A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security for more specific answers on a series of contentious immigration policy questions. More>>

Trump adds 5 judges to potential Supreme Court nominee list

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President Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. More>>

Consumers' market remake if 'Obamacare' mandate repealed

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Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. More>>

Congress moves bill to speed medical reviews for military

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US military would gain new options for speeding reviews of medical products under a legislative compromise passed by Congress. More>>

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict _ not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington. More>>

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management

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The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. More>>

'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez Video included

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Comments by jurors in the bribery trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez indicate they felt the government's case wasn't strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend. More>>

Sessions jokes about Russian meetings in speech to lawyers

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making light of the grilling he is getting over his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians. More>>

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear Video included

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Republicans stretch closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. More>>

White House requests $44 billion disaster aid bill

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The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that falls far short of demands from hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. More>>

The Latest: Economic adviser talks tax bill with GOP foe Video included

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President Donald Trump says the Democrats could exert greater sway over the shape of tax overhaul legislation if they weren't focused wholly on defeating it. More>>

The Latest: Sanders says Trump, Franken cases are different

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The Los Angeles radio anchor who accused Sen. Al Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour says it's up to voters to decide whether he should stay in office. More>>

After trial, Menendez pitches health insurance enrollment

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New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez spent the day after a mistrial was declared in his federal bribery trial urging people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Sen. Hatch to Dems saying tax cuts are for rich: 'Bull crap'

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A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions and an un-senatorial cry of "bull crap.". More>>

Clinton jokes she's resigning from the 'Fox News presidency'

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Hillary Clinton is mocking Fox News for "always talking" about her as if she'd won the presidency. More>>

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

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Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson is calling on African nations to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency. More>>

Catalan rebels to campaign from Belgium amid extradition

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The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels. More>>

Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms Video included

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New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. More>>

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

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Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while state media reports that three civilians have been killed by rebel mortars. More>>

The Latest: Ex-staffers vouch for Franken after allegations

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Women who worked for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken say he treated them with the utmost respect. More>>

10,744 more Kennedy assassination records released

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The National Archives is releasing 10,744 more records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. More>>

NY governor: Bridge-naming backlash is 'personally hurtful'

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a petition to take his late father's name off a suburban New York City bridge is "personally hurtful.". More>>

Pope to lawmakers: Protect all people with health care laws

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Pope Francis says health care legislation must promote "common good" as he decries that in some places only the privileged can afford top treatments. More>>

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

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President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. More>>

Indiana candidate's DC-area home complicates Senate campaign

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Rep. Luke Messer is running for Senate in Indiana, though he primarily lives with his family in suburban Washington. More>>

US calls for return to civilian government in Zimbabwe Video included

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for a return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe and says the country has a chance to put itself on a "new path" amid signs longtime authoritarian President Robert Mugabe will be forced from power. More>>

Senate Judiciary presses Kushner in Russia investigation

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The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee say the president's son-in-law hasn't been fully forthcoming in the probe of Russia's election-meddling. More>>

The Latest: Senate will resume Menendez ethics inquiry Video included

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The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. More>>

US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

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The United States says Sudan has agreed to cut all military and trade ties to North Korea. More>>

White House to submit $44 billion disaster request Friday

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The White House is sending Congress an approximately $45 billion disaster aid request Friday that will fall short of demands from hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. More>>

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

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A Norwegian investment fund that manages assets worth over $80 billion is pulling investments from ten companies over their involvement in the coal sector. More>>

Grassley alters Senate policy for 2 judicial nominees

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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upending longstanding precedent on two judicial nominees. More>>

Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

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A Los Angeles radio host says U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. More>>

White House: No, Trump isn't jet-lagged but full of energy

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Was Trump exhausted? No, aides say, full of energy and eager to tell Americans about his Asia trip. More>>

Nissan execs taking pay cuts over bogus vehicle inspections

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Nissan execs to take pay cuts over illegal vehicle inspections at Japan factories. More>>

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

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Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants in Marawi. More>>

Cut ties with Cambodian gov't, says exiled opposition leader

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An exiled Cambodian opposition leader says the international community should cut ties with Prime Minister Hun Sen after the court-ordered dissolution of the only party challenging his three-decade grip on power. More>>

Highlights of House, Senate GOP bills to overhaul tax code Video included

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A comparison of Republican-written tax bills passed by House, under consideration in Senate. More>>

Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

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President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident. More>>

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear Video included

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Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with GOP leaders exuding confidence they have the votes. But the tax overhaul hit a roadblock Wednesday as Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin became the first GOP senator to say he opposes it. More>>

European court rules against Greece over wiretap death

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European court orders Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead in 2005 on the eve of the government's discovery of a major wiretapping scandal. More>>

The Latest: African Union backs regional efforts in Zimbabwe

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition group wants transitional authority to take over. More>>

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor seeks ICC probe into Maduro

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Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity. More>>

Doing nothing, Trump may witness US goal in Mugabe's ouster

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Without lifting a finger of its own, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to prise Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. More>>

Homeland official resigns after report of racial remarks

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The director of the Homeland Security Department's office of faith-based partnerships has resigned after a CNN report on racially inflammatory remarks he made before joining the federal government. More>>

New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

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Jurors are returning for the seventh full day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Big House victory for GOP tax plan; New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in hung jury; Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies. More>>

AP source: Mulvaney to temporarily lead consumer agency

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AP source: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is expected to take on a second role in the Trump administration as acting director of a consumer financial agency created by the Obama administration. More>>

The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

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Trump presses fellow Republicans at Capitol as House nears vote on tax overhaul. More>>

Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should've resigned over sex affair

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US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says former Democratic President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago. More>>

GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

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A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation designed to ensure federal and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history records to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers. More>>

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

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The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. More>>

Farrakhan: Trump should repent

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Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan is calling on President Donald Trump to repent for America's sins against minorities. More>>

Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

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Human rights repression in China seen deteriorating under leader Xi Jinping to become worst since the bloody crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. More>>

The Latest: Alabama Republican Party says it stands by Moore

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying "to steal this election" by calling for him to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago. More>>

Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

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A New York judge has been reviewing prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a potentially threatening gesture as its star witnesses testified at his bribery trial. More>>

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

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Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. More>>

Congress sends Trump $700 billion military spending bill

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The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military _ far more than President Donald Trump requested and greatly exceeds mandatory spending caps. More>>

Key dates in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez Video included

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Key dates in the bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

AP photographer tells how Mnuchin photo came to be

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AP photographer who took photo of Mnuchin and his wife that became an internet hit tells how it came to be. More>>

Interior watchdog faults Zinke for incomplete travel records

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The Interior Department's internal watchdog says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to keep complete records of his taxpayer-finance travel, hampering an investigation into Zinke's use of private charter flights for government business. More>>

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

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The $500 million Museum of the Bible, built by the owners of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain, opens Friday in Washington. More>>

Hispanic Caucus rejects request from GOP lawmaker to join

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has rejected the request of Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida to join its ranks, saying his record isn't consistent with the group's values. More>>

Trump set to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

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It's a time-honored White House tradition -- President Donald Trump will pardon the national Thanksgiving turkey in a Rose Garden ceremony on Tuesday. More>>

Divorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deduction

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A congressional proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for alimony is generating concerns about higher taxes for men and less spousal support for women. More>>

Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from NC

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North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting his nomination at serious risk. More>>

Pentagon: Retweet of call for Trump to resign was accidental

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Pentagon says an authorized operator of its Twitter page accidentally retweeted a tweet urging President Donald Trump to resign. More>>

Spain: Jailed Catalan secession activist to run in election

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The jailed leader of the main grassroots group pushing for the secession of Catalonia has resigned his post and will run as a candidate in upcoming regional elections in northeastern Spain. More>>

In Kentucky town, gay-marriage opponent Davis still divides

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Residents of an eastern Kentucky county famous for a county clerk's refusal to issue marriage license to same-sex couples fear the 2018 elections could re-ignite the controversy. More>>

Trump presses for UN vote on chemical weapons in Syria

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President Donald Trump is pressing for the United Nations Security Council to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. More>>

Loophole allows fundraisers during Oklahoma special session

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Oklahoma legislators have been unable for weeks to reach an agreement on how to plug a $215 million hole in the state budget, but they don't appear to be having problems raising thousands of dollars from lobbyists at lavish fundraisers. More>>

Syria activists: 22 civilians die in fighting near Damascus

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Syrian monitors: 22 civilians killed along with dozens of government forces, rebels in latest fighting near Damascus. More>>

Melania Trump to accept White House Christmas tree on Monday

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Christmas is coming to the White House a little bit earlier this year. More>>

Fox News' Hannity decides not to pass judgment on Roy Moore

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Fox News' Sean Hannity says Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore needs more convincing explanation to accusations of assault and child molestation. More>>

Gov't says uninsured rate holding steady

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Gov't survey says 9 percent of Americans _ nearly 29 million people _ lacked health insurance in the first six months of this year. More>>

Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

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Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering in America's largest red state, discussing how to keep dominating heartland politics. More>>

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

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Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine _ this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and lobbing shots at the media. More>>

'Obamacare' sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year's pace

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Nearly 1.5M sign up for 'Obamacare' in first two weeks of open enrollment. More>>

US opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to banning it

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State Department officials say the U.S. this week plans to vote against a yearly U.N. resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism. More>>

Oh, man! Town drops 'men' from name of its governing board

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Massachusetts town removes the word 'men' from the name of its governing body: Board of Selectmen becomes Select Board. More>>

Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate panel backs bill

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Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is moving ever closer after a nearly four-decade political standoff. More>>

Treasury head, wife mocked for photo of them holding money

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A photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife posing with a sheet of new $1 bills is prompting people to poke fun at them online. More>>

Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

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President Donald Trump has paused an address to the nation on his 12-day Asia trip to take a swig of water - twice. More>>

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems Video included

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The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for tax cuts. More>>

Australia senator starts gay marriage debate day after poll

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A gay marriage opponent has urged the Australian Senate to protect religious, speech and parental rights when legislating for gay marriage. More>>

The Latest: Trump says US, China agree on NKorea nukes

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President Donald Trump plans to deliver a statement from the White House on Wednesday afternoon after his lengthy tour of Asia. More>>

Things to see inside the Museum of the Bible

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The Museum of the Bible opens Friday in Washington and includes exhibits, restaurants and a theater. More>>

Official: US would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says U.S. considering individual sanctions for Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims. More>>

'Obamacare' mandate repeal would remake market for consumers

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Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. More>>

Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

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Washington Republicans are cranking up pressure on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month. More>>

GOP senators from NC come out against Trump EPA nominee

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North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting his nomination at serious risk. More>>

The Latest: Senate bill adds tax break for family leave

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The head of the Senate's tax-writing committee is defending the decision to include in the tax bill a repeal of the Obamacare requirement for Americans to get health insurance. More>>

Despite 7 women's statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted

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Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted. More>>

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine prescribed for them. More>>

Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay 'conversion'

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A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication. More>>

Ivanka Trump says child tax credit 'not a pet project'

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Ivanka Trump says child tax credit 'not a pet project' for her. More>>

The Latest: Moore campaign site adds form to report media

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National Republicans are pressuring Alabama's party to get Roy Moore to abandon his U.S. Senate race. More>>

US opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to banning it

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State Department officials say the U.S. this week plans to vote against a yearly U.N. resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday. More>>

Senate confirms retired coal boss to oversee mine safety

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The Senate has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety. More>>

Nevada rancher's son tells US jury militia 'saved my life'

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Cattleman and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's eldest son is going before a jury to provide firsthand allegations of government misconduct ahead of an armed standoff that ended a federal roundup of family cattle in April 2014. More>>

House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump Video included

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5 House Dems introduce impeachment articles against Trump. More>>

Trump likely to change watchdog agency as Cordray leaves

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Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and an appointee of former President Barack Obama, has announced his resignation. More>>

Senators warn Tillerson diplomatic power is being dismantled

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Two U.S. senators are warning Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that U.S. diplomatic power is being dismantled on his watch and they're urging him to reverse course before America's leadership role in the world is degraded. More>>

The Latest: Goodall asks Senate to reject Arctic drilling

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Oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge moved closer as a key Senate panel approved a bill to open the remote refuge to energy exploration. More>>

Another day ends with no verdict in Menendez bribery trial Video included

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Jurors in the bribery trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend could hear new instructions from the judge as they resume deliberations. More>>

The Latest: Pence says Trump, GOP governors have 'momentum'

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Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering in America's largest red state, discussing how to keep dominating heartland politics. More>>

House panel OKs bill to sanction financial backers of Hamas

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee has overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation to sanction foreign governments and individuals that provide the Islamic militant group Hamas with financial and material support. More>>

Army acknowledges failures to report crime data to FBI

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The Army's top general says his service failed in a "significant amount" of cases to report soldiers' criminal history to the FBI. More>>

Lawmaker cites victims, declines to ID members in harassment

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A lawmaker who testified at a hearing that two sitting members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment said she is barred from identifying one because of a non-disclosure agreement, and isn't naming the other to protect the victim. More>>

Trump returns to GOP panic. Will he try to push Moore out?

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Trump has just returned from Asia, and he's walking straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. More>>

Congress urged to tighten rules on Chinese state media in US

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Congressional advisers want Congress to tighten rules on Chinese state-run media outlets in the United States. More>>

Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

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President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China. More>>

Data firm CEO: Reached out to WikiLeaks about Clinton emails

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The CEO of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign says he reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton. More>>

Top US counterterrorism chief stepping down at end of year

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The top US counterterrorism official is leaving the federal government at the end of the year. More>>

Fund set up to preserve African-American historical sites

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation is setting up what it hopes will be a $25 million fund for the preservation and protection of African-American historical sites. More>>

The Latest: Post editor: Call seeking dirt on Moore was fake

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Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has given Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore 24 hours to explain "inconsistencies" in his response to allegations of child molestation false or exit the Alabama race. More>>

Amid calls to step down, Moore finds refuge with his base

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Republican Roy Moore sought refuge among his evangelical base amid calls from national Republicans for him to drop out of the Alabama Senate race because of allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. More>>

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

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The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for Army Secretary, Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper. More>>

Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery

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  • Troopers release names of men involved in fatal Canfield crash

    Troopers release names of men involved in fatal Canfield crash

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:50 AM EST2017-11-19 05:50:57 GMT

    One man is dead after an accident on Shields Road in Canfield.  The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes Benz SUV was going west on Sheilds Road at 3 am on Saturday when it failed to negotiate a curve.  The SUV then drove off of the right side of the road, hit a tree and overturned.  One of the vehicle's occupants was taken to St. Elizabeth's in Austintown, where he was pronounced dead.  The crash is being investigated by th...

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    One man is dead after an accident on Shields Road in Canfield.  The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes Benz SUV was going west on Sheilds Road at 3 am on Saturday when it failed to negotiate a curve.  The SUV then drove off of the right side of the road, hit a tree and overturned.  One of the vehicle's occupants was taken to St. Elizabeth's in Austintown, where he was pronounced dead.  The crash is being investigated by th...

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  • Thousands attend Hermitage Light Up Night Parade

    Thousands attend Hermitage Light Up Night Parade

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-11-19 05:12:52 GMT

    The annual Hermitage Light Up Parade is kicking off on Saturday.

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    The annual Hermitage Light Up Parade is kicking off on Saturday.

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  • Youngstown crash sends three to hospital

    Youngstown crash sends three to hospital

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-11-19 02:39:45 GMT

    Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Belmont Avenue and Gypsy Lane in Liberty Saturday evening.  

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    Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Belmont Avenue and Gypsy Lane in Liberty Saturday evening.  

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