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The Capitol is seen at dawn as the Republican-controlled Congress prepares for a hectic week unveiling and promoting its tax-cutting plan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 30, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another deep crack opened in support for President Donald Trump and the Republicans' tax-cutting plan on Monday, as a powerful lobbying group in the housing industry withdrew its blessing for the GOP's top legislative priority just as its details are set to be revealed. The move...
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October 24, 2017 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders, National Book Award finalist Jesmyn Ward and Daniel Ellsberg of "The Pentagon Papers" fame are in the running for prizes handed out by the American Library Association. The association announced fiction and nonfiction nominees on Wednesday...
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A banner reading "justice" opens a rally in Malta to honor an anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on Oct. 16, in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
October 22, 2017 - 8:56 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting did not attend. Participants at the rally in Malta's capital,...
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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin answering questions about a plan to make changes to the state's struggling public pension system on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Republican state House Speaker Jeff Hoover, left, and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers, right, crafted the proposal with Bevin over many months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 18, 2017 - 11:43 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plan are awash in...
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Mehdi Latrache tries on shoes at a donation center for victims of the recent wildfires, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Latrache and his family lost their Coffey Park home a week ago as a massive wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 17, 2017 - 7:54 pm
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions. A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their...
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FILE - This Saturday Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, an armed militia member stands guard at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The city of Charlottesville will join a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on the Virginia city for a violent summer rally from returning. The City Council held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, where they voted to join the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 12, 2017 - 10:12 pm
Two newly filed lawsuits against the white nationalists and others who descended on Charlottesville during a summer rally aim to prevent the type of violent chaos that unfolded from happening again. One of the lawsuits was filed Thursday in Charlottesville Circuit Court on behalf of the city, local...
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Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, walk towards the nearest refugee camp at Teknaf, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar's military to launch "clearance operations" in Rakhine state. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 29, 2017 - 8:05 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration agency said Friday that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh. Spokesman Joel Millman of the International...
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Governor Andrew Cuomo, left and Jennifer Lopez walk on stage before announcing new hurricane recovery efforts for Puerto Rico Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
September 24, 2017 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday launched a state effort to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Democrat announced the relief effort after visiting the island Friday. It will encourage residents statewide to donate goods and will raise funds from the business community for...
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CORRECTS TO OMIT ANN COULTER- -In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a group has put up flyers and a booth on Sproul Plaza calling for protesters to "Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos," at the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. Right-wing showman Milo Yiannopoulos is holding a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley with a planned lineup including conservative firebrands Steve Bannon. The university says it has no confirmation the headline acts will appear but is preparing strong security to head off any more violent protests at the liberal campus. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker)
September 23, 2017 - 9:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos vowed Saturday to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group that planned a week of events with him called it off. His announcement only added to a confusing turn of events surrounding "Free Speech Week...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber for a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 23, 2017 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. In a joint statement on Saturday...
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