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APNewsBreak: VA abruptly drops plan to suspend ethics law

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs abruptly dropped plans Wednesday to suspend an ethics law barring employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges. The move comes after criticism from government watchdogs who warned of financial entanglements with private companies vying for millions in GI Bill tuition....
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Trump says US nuke force must be in 'tiptop shape'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he wants the U.S. nuclear arsenal in "tiptop shape" but has not asked that it be greatly expanded....
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Trump expected to nominate Kelly deputy as next DHS head

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House aide Kirstjen Nielsen as his next secretary of Homeland Security....
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Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration....
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Ohio man sues city for arresting him over Facebook page

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:11pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man charged with and acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech....
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In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Embracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts....
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Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court to rule that it does, a position opposite that taken by the Trump administration....
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McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees....
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Coach no more; New York company wants to be called Tapestry

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:08am
NEW YORK (AP) -- To better incorporate all of the brands it now owns, the storied Coach company of New York is changing its name to Tapestry....
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Russia's dog-loving leader gets another puppy as gift

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:08am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Another summit, another dog....
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AP-NORC Poll: Most say Trump making NKorea situation worse

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse. Less than one in 10 think Trump's comments are making it better....
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Trump to pitch tax plan as boon for truckers

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Wednesday - the latest stop on a cross-country tour aimed at selling his tax reform proposal....
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Ryan to feuding Trump and Corker: 'Talk it out'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is offering his advice in the escalating feud between President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Bob Corker: "Talk it out among yourselves."...
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World War I's neglected monuments getting spruced up

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:07am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- A World War I monument in Rhode Island no longer bears the names of soldiers who died fighting; the bronze plaques were stolen decades ago. A statue of a WWI soldier in New York City has a dented helmet and missing rifle. The wooden rifle stack on top of a monument in Washington state has rotted away. Trees memorializing soldiers from Worcester, Massachusetts, have died....
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Red Sox fire manager Farrell after 2nd straight ALDS defeat

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:07am
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday after the team's second straight loss in the AL Division Series....
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AP-NORC Poll: Most say Trump making NKorea situation worse

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new poll suggests North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans - and President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse....
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'Fixer Upper' stars Joanna and Chip Gaines talk show's end

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:06am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The couple behind HGTV's "Fixer Upper" is opening up about the reasons for ending the show after its fifth season, which premieres next month....
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Red Sox fire manager Farrell after 2nd straight ALDS defeat

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:06am
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after the team's second straight loss in the AL Division Series....
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Eminem looks to 'stomp' Trump with lyrical tirade

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:05am
DETROIT (AP) -- Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he "came to stomp."...
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