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Senate Dems spell out conditions on bipartisan tax reform

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats and independents said Tuesday that upcoming legislation to rewrite the nation's tax code should ensure the middle class doesn't pay more and the "top 1 percent" doesn't pay less....
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California man pleads guilty to killing son after Disneyland

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his 5-year-old son after a family trip to Disneyland, setting off a search for the boy that lasted more than two months before his body was found near a lake....
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Senate to vote on Christopher Wray, Trump's choice for FBI

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's choice to replace James Comey as head of the FBI headed toward Senate confirmation on Tuesday...
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Lawsuit: Fox coordinated with White House on false story

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:46am
NEW YORK (AP) -- An investigator who worked on the Seth Rich case claims Fox News fabricated quotes implicating the murdered Democratic National Committee staffer in the WikiLeaks scandal and coordinated with the Trump administration as it worked on the story....
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Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:46am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger?...
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Flake says GOP has let Trump divert from conservative ideals

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Jeff Flake says his fellow Republicans have let President Donald Trump lead the country away from conservative principles and democratic ideals. But the Arizona lawmaker predicts they won't back down if Trump fires the special prosecutor investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election....
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3 defendants die during escape attempt at Moscow courthouse

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 7:43am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded five others, officials said Tuesday....
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Lawsuit alleges Fox News made up part of Seth Rich story

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 7:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- An investigator who worked on the Seth Rich case claims Fox News fabricated quotes implicating the murdered Democratic National Committee staffer in the WikiLeaks scandal and that President Donald Trump pressured Fox to publish the story....
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Jordanian parliament repeals 'marry the rapist' clause

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:42am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The lower house of Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim....
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On the go! Darvish, Gray dealt on busy trade deadline day

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:42am
Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move Monday, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made a big pitch for the playoffs....
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North Korea's evolving ways to get what it wants and needs

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 1:38am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs?...
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Defiance that made Arizona sheriff popular led to downfall

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 1:38am
PHOENIX (AP) -- The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular and seemingly untouchable as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall as he was convicted of a crime for ignoring a U.S. court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants....
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Trump on tricky legal ground with 'Obamacare' threat

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of "Obamacare" could put the government in a tricky legal situation....
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Clerics offering religious edicts in Cairo metro stir debate

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:36pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Reda el-Sebaay was taking the subway while on a short business trip to Cairo from a Nile Delta city when he stumbled upon clerics offering religious advice or fatwas - answers to any question a Muslim follower might have....
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Did Alexander Hamilton hold this coin?

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Old inns along the Revolutionary War trails boast of George Washington sleeping there. But coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the United States - one likely held by the most en vogue of Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton....
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AP Analysis: After finishing 2nd, huge 'thank you' due to LA

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:36pm
One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too....
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Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US Afghan aid

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:35pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of billions of U.S. dollars in aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented restrictions on the movement of American government employees is sending a dangerous message to Afghan people and hinder the U.S. work in the country....
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Seas rise, trees die: Climate change before your eyes

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:35pm
PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) -- They're called "ghost forests" - dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change....
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After life without parole: 2 held for decades savor freedom

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:35pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- It's just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover....
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Monitor: Tight security hinders oversight of US Afghan aid

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:35pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of U.S. aid in Afghanistan says unprecedented restrictions on the movement of American government employees send a dangerous message to Afghan people and hinder the U.S. work in the country....
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