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Tax cuts quiet once-deafening GOP call for fiscal discipline

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans spooked world markets in their ardor to cut spending when Democrat Barack Obama occupied the White House. Now, with a GOP president pressing for politically popular tax cuts and billions more for the military, few in the GOP are complaining about the nation's soaring debt....
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Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:00pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," ''Repo Man" and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91....
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The Latest: Tear gas after protesters break mayor's window

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:59pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Latest on acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man in St. Louis (all times local):...
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22 and through: Indians' AL record win streak stopped at 22

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 7:58pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations....
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FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:56pm
The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission....
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Teen wanted for deportation is accused of California killing

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:56pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal agents were tracking a young immigrant who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San Francisco, authorities said Friday....
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FEMA auctioned disaster trailers as Harvey made landfall

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:56pm
The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices even as Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission....
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Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:55pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor's elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote. Now Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is putting that affinity for newcomers to the test....
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Trump's tough talk on London bomb irks British leader

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's suggestion that London police could have done more to prevent Friday's homemade bomb explosion drew a quick rejoinder from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said it's never helpful "to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation."...
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Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:55pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," ''Repo Man" and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91....
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The Latest: Florida, N. Carolina report storm-related deaths

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:55pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):...
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Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be "workmanlike," and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. Nearly eight months later, the group has helped pay for redecorating at the White House and the vice president's residence in Washington....
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Harvard scraps decision to give Chelsea Manning a fellowship

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:55pm
Harvard University reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow early Friday, a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the title for the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information....
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Demonized Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Now, President Donald Trump genially calls them "Chuck and Nancy."...
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Irma wipes out dreams across independent-minded Florida Keys

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:55pm
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Stanton emerged from his ruined workshop off Highway 1 on Big Pine Key and collapsed to the ground, his sunburned, tear-covered face contorted in anguish....
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Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:55pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way....
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Doubts arise on whether corporate tax cut would boost growth

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For President Donald Trump, what's good for General Motors is great for American workers. Same for Boeing. And AT&T. Not to mention small businesses....
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11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An 11-year-old boy in khaki shorts and a red polo shirt got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when President Donald Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden....
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St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:51am
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer Friday in the death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011....
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At more US colleges, video gamers get the varsity treatment

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 7:51am
BOSTON (AP) -- In some ways, they're like typical college athletes. They're on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they're playing video games....
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