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 2018-11-17 20:40 

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The Latest: Trump surveys wildfire devastation in California...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):2:30 p.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in Chico, California, as he surveys wildfire devastation.He flew aboard Ma......

 2018-11-17 17:12 

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GOP seeks last-ditch laws in states where its power slipped...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors ......

 2018-11-17 16:06 

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Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts...

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not....

 2018-11-17 15:34 

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10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams' speech...

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp......

 2018-11-17 14:42 

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New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s......

 2018-11-17 14:39 

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Trump says written responses go to Mueller team next week...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try t......

 2018-11-17 08:09 

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DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints. Her plan would add protections for students accused of assaul......

 2018-11-17 08:08 

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Trump: EPA's acting chief will be named to post permanently...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gott......

 2018-11-17 07:59 

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Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named......

 2018-11-17 07:58 

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Pelosi claims she has votes, but race for speaker goes on...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House....

 2018-11-17 07:54 

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Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020...

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presid......

 2018-11-17 07:50 

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Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges...

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fig......

 2018-11-17 07:33 

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US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said. The Saudi governmen......

 2018-11-17 06:51 

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Melania Trump's Moment: first lady flexes muscles in big way...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out there is more than one Trump who can employ a few well-chosen words as a poison dart....

 2018-11-17 05:41 

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The Latest: Pence meets Taiwan's delegation at APEC summit...

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local):2:40 p.m.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met wit......

 2018-11-16 23:19 

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Supreme Court challenge filed to Whitaker appointment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Washington lawyer is leading an effort to lure the Supreme Court into the dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general....

 2018-11-16 22:45 

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US to accuse Iran of violating chemical weapons treaty...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bars the production and use of chemical weapons....

 2018-11-16 22:35 

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Trump says he should have gone to Arlington on Veterans Day...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he should have visited Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day — a traditional presidential act....

 2018-11-16 21:52 

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Political 'veteran' at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named......

 2018-11-16 21:21 

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Ethics panel: Nevada lawmaker made unwanted sexual advances...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has found that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen (KEE-wihn) of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact ......

 2018-11-16 20:52 

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GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama's Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the f......

 2018-11-16 20:43 

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census....

 2018-11-16 20:35 

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Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation that elevates the importance of cybersecurity work within the Department of Homeland Security....

 2018-11-16 20:06 

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Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will name the Environmental Protection Agency's acting head, Andrew Wheeler, to the post permanently....

 2018-11-16 19:21 

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US negotiating possible resolution in Russian agent case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — New court papers reveal that a woman accused of being a Russian agent is in negotiations with federal prosecutors about a "potential resolution" to her case....

 2018-11-16 19:00 

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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species....

 2018-11-16 18:24 

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Graham poised to lead Judiciary panel after Grassley switch...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is giving up the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for Sen. Lindsey Graham to take over....

 2018-11-16 16:30 

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The Latest: Judge orders White House to return Acosta pass...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local):10:30 a.m.A federal jud......

 2018-11-16 15:41 

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DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct....

 2018-11-16 12:01 

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Only on AP: Stacey Abrams' team prepares push for new vote...

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams' campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whe......

 2018-11-16 10:07 

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Obama recalls 2016 speech during book tour condemning Trump...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning President Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting a wom......

 2018-11-16 08:09 

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Court filing hints at possible charges for WikiLeaks founder...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that raised questions about whether the WikiLeaks founder had been charged under s......

 2018-11-16 07:51 

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Ready to fight? 2020 Democrats frame the race on their terms...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democrats have yet to say whether they plan to seek their party's nomination for the presidency in 2020, but in speeches across the country, they seem to be testing out messa......

 2018-11-16 07:15 

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Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to donor's wife...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation's mo......

 2018-11-16 06:52 

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Judge to announce ruling in CNN reporter's credential case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta....

 2018-11-16 06:39 

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Senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals in video...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote....

 2018-11-16 06:36 

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Heated Georgia gov's race: Absentee ballots in the spotlight...

ATLANTA (AP) — As the candidates in the disputed Georgia governor's race retreat further into their corners, counties statewide have begun a court-ordered process of reviewing absentee ballots and ......

 2018-11-16 06:32 

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Florida: bitter US Senate race headed to a hand recount...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott......

 2018-11-16 06:20 

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AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed. That is according t......

 2018-11-16 03:03 

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Video: GOP senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote....

 2018-11-16 02:46 

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Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran 'to show mercy'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family and attorney of an Iranian-American dual national held in Tehran say his health is rapidly deteriorating and are appealing to the Iranian authorities to allow him to le......

 2018-11-16 02:37 

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Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Katie Porter has seized a Republican-held U.S. House seat in the heart of Southern California's Reagan country....

 2018-11-16 02:17 

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How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a draft rules package Thursday for how they would govern the chamber when they take over the majority in the new Congress next year....

 2018-11-15 23:54 

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Trump aide ousted by first lady says service was 'an honor'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide pushed out by first lady Melania Trump says it's been "an honor" to serve in President Donald Trump's administration....

 2018-11-15 23:27 

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South Dakota turkeys head to White House seeking pardons...

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the Whi......

 2018-11-15 23:17 

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AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed. That's according to a person fam......

 2018-11-15 22:52 

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Melania Trump OK with criticism over anti-bullying campaign...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she "remains committed to tackling" online bullying even though she has been criticized for it....

 2018-11-15 22:49 

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Party joke or morality tale? New film re-examines Gary Hart...

The Gary Hart saga of 1987 is barely remembered by many today, and seen largely as a sad political footnote, even an unfortunate joke....

 2018-11-15 22:35 

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs improvement for veterans...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spinning a tale regarding the number of jobs he's provided for military veterans....

 2018-11-15 22:14 

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Trump seeks confirmation of new US ambassador to Iraq...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Senate to approve a new ambassador to Iraq as the U.S. ratchets up pressure on neighboring Iran and as some Republicans in Congress call for a......

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