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Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers scattered for their summer recess Thursday, leaving behind a slim record of achievements and a steaming President Donald Trump. The president is angry about what the Republican-led Congress couldn't do - repeal Obamacare - as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russia sanctions bill he detests....
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West Virginia governor, a Democrat, to switch to Republican

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is switching parties to join Republicans as President Donald Trump plans a visit to the increasingly conservative state....
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Military scrambles for transgender policy after Trump tweets

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a new policy that could lead to hundreds of service members being discharged....
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Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transcripts of President Donald Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy - with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in New Hampshire....
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Official: Rapper accused of murder thought man hit on him

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:32am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death after a passing remark made him think the man was hitting on him, a law enforcement official said Thursday....
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60-year-old man charged in slaying of Wayne State officer

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:32am
DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities charged a 60-year-old man with first-degree murder Thursday in the slaying of a Wayne State University police officer near campus, the third officer the man is accused of shooting in Detroit....
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Trump announces new ways to help veterans get medical care

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government wants to make it easier for veterans to get medical care and is promoting new ways to use technology to help....
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Scientists ID tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas....
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4 sanctuary cities facing loss of crime-fighting assistance

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to again punish so-called sanctuary cities, this time threatening to deny federal crime-fighting resources to four cities beset by violence if they don't step up efforts to help detain and deport people living in the country illegally....
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'Dukes of Hazzard' star faces indecent assault, drug charges

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:31am
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- The actor who played Luke Duke in the 1980s television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" is facing indecent assault and battery and drug charges in Massachusetts....
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Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. "What's the point?" he asked....
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Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:26am
BERLIN (AP) -- Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday....
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AP Exclusive: Inside a nerve-rattling trip to pay pot taxes

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:25am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerred Kiloh's eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still behind him....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump immigration pitch on shaky ground

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's endorsement of legislation to restrict and reshape legal immigration is based on some shaky assumptions, such as the idea that low-wage green-card holders are flooding in to take jobs from Americans....
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Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:24am
AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) -- The 17-year old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group....
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Cash dash: Inside a nerve-rattling trip to pay pot taxes

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:24am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerred Kiloh's eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still behind him....
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Column: Price is wrong going after Hall of Famer Eckersley

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:24am
David Price sure has a lot of issues for a guy making $31 million a year....
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Trump attorney brings 'street fighter' spirit to his work

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the key lawyers in President Donald Trump's corner navigated a popular United States senator through crisis, produced a damning investigative report that drove a baseball star from the game and, early in his career, took on organized crime as a Justice Department prosecutor....
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Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:23pm
AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) -- The 17-year old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group....
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