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Enforcement actions at watchdog agency halt under Trump

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:46am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation's consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies whatsoever....
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New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:46am
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease - basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today....
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Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:46am
A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players....
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New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:23pm
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease - basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today....
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Ingraham returns to work, complains about censorship

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:20pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham returned to work with defiance Monday, denouncing a "Stalinist" effort by liberals to stifle the free speech of conservatives and promising to make fighting it her new cause....
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China's president promises to cut auto import tariff

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 8:13pm
BEIJING (AP) -- President Xi Jinping promised to cut auto import taxes, open China's markets and improve conditions for foreign companies in a speech Tuesday that called for international cooperation against a backdrop of a spiraling dispute with Washington over trade and technology....
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Trump blasts Mueller probe as 'attack on our country'

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The special counsel's Russia investigation is not only a political witch hunt but "an attack on our country," President Donald Trump complained Monday, exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong probe after federal authorities raided the offices of his personal attorney. "We'll see," he said, when asked if he might fire counsel Robert Mueller....
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Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels....
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Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth....
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Bolton takes the helm on national security at time of tumult

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military is bracing for a possible strike in Syria. Preparations for a high-risk North Korea summit are barreling forward. The White House staff is on edge, unsure who will be fired next, and when. And the national security team is holding its breath to see whether their new leader will be a shock to the system....
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Duckworth has baby; 1st US senator to give birth in office

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:54pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office....
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GOP Republicans return to work with Trump wish list in mind

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican majority in Congress was on a glide path to the midterms, having passed tax cuts into law and backed off budget battles with a year-end funding package. But President Trump was not impressed....
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The Latest: Facebook settles long-running data center suit

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local):...
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The Latest: Facebook users await word on privacy scandal

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local):...
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Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1T by 2019

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The combined effect of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office....
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At the EEOC, harassment cases can languish for years

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal agency handling workplace harassment complaints has become a crowded waystation in an overwhelmed bureaucracy, with wait times often stretching years. And as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes on renewed significance in light of the growing #MeToo movement, lawyers worry the increased caseload will lead to even longer delays....
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Duckworth has baby; 1st US senator to give birth in office

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:40pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Sen. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office....
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The Latest: Democrat says Zuckerberg 'forthright' in meeting

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:25am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local):...
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Analysis: Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1T by 2019

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The combined effects of President Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office....
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US and China both omit key products from tariff threats

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:10am
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. and China are both threatening tariffs over billions of dollars' worth of products in their escalating conflict over trade....
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