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2 fight for control of consumer watchdog; court to weigh in

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick as leader of the nation's top financial watchdog agency, said Monday that he was imposing a 30-day freeze on hiring and new rulemaking as he moves to take control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
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Trump, honoring Navajos, revives 'Pocohontas' jab at Warren

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American veterans Monday to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided as "Pocahontas."...
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Weeks after Election Day, Virginia House still in dispute

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:25pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Democratic tidal wave on Election Day in Virginia three weeks ago has left chaos in its wake, with control of the House of Delegates still undecided and no end in sight to the dispute....
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Effort to oust Trump name, management in luxury Panama hotel

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama are working to strip President Donald Trump's name from the 70-story building and fire the hotel management company run by Trump's family. The property once paid at least $32 million to associate with Trump....
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How Powell could differ from Yellen: Nominee faces hearing

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jerome Powell's confirmation to be chairman of the Federal Reserve is considered all but certain. Yet when a Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on Powell's nomination, one question will hover above the discussions:...
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Dancing ballerinas help kick off Christmas at White House

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ballerinas leaping to the strains of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" helped to launch this year's Christmas at the White House, featuring a traditional decor that Melania Trump chose for her family's first holiday season in the White House....
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The Latest: Dueling acting directors at consumer agency

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's acting director position (all times local):...
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The Latest: Franken won't discuss 2020 re-election bid

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and accusations he groped women (all times local):...
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Meredith buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:17am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time for about $1.8 billion to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print....
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Many victims still silent on sexual misconduct despite furor

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:17am
A spate of recent public revelations, including the spontaneous #metoo discussions on social media, is emboldening many victims of sexual harassment to speak up, but many still remain silent....
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US sports leagues are hedging their bets on legal gambling

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In court, all four major U.S. sports leagues are fighting New Jersey's challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling, which the Supreme Court will hear next month....
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The Latest: Markle engagement ring has 2 of Diana's diamonds

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:17am
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the engagement of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (all times local):...
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Meredith buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:17am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Meredith and Time are climbing Monday morning after news that Meredith, a magazine and broadcasting company, will buy the New York publisher....
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Stores hoping people keep shopping offer Cyber Monday deals

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:17am
NEW YORK (AP) -- After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers....
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Prince Harry, actress Meghan Markle to wed next year

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:16am
LONDON (AP) -- Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of speculation....
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Dictionary.com chooses 'complicit' as its word of the year

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:16am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word "complicit" as Dictionary.com's word of the year for 2017....
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Sen. Franken back to work amid sexual misconduct allegations

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn't remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events....
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Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Breast cancer treatment left Susan Wolfe-Tank with an arm too painfully swollen to lift anything heavy or even fit into her usual clothing - a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure....
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Sen. Al Franken back at work, 'ashamed' amid groping claims

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:15am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to returning to work on Monday and gradually regaining voters' trust....
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Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Breast cancer treatment left Susan Wolfe-Tank with an arm too painfully swollen to lift anything heavy or even fit into her usual clothing - a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure....
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