‘This is happening’: GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal
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WASHINGTON (AP) 12/16/2017

Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the...

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Device explodes on NYC subway platform

NEW YORK (AP) 12/11/2017

A law enforcement official says what is believed to be an explosive device has been set off on Manhattan subway platform.

The explosion...

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Putin: US hurts itself with invented Trump collusion case

MOSCOW (AP) 12/14/2017

Allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia have been "invented" by his political foes to undermine his legitimacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that the reports have undermined the U.S. political system.

Speaking at his annual marathon news conference, Putin reaffirmed his firm

 

denial of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"All of it was invented by people who oppose President Trump to undermine his legitimacy," he said. "I’m puzzled by that. People who do it are inflicting damage to the domestic political situation, incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect for voters who cast their ballots for him."

Putin also insisted...

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As ‘net neutrality’ vote nears, some brace for a long fight

NEW YORK (AP) 12/14/2017

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are

 

bracing for a long fight.

The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical

 

departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. The proposal would not only roll back restrictions that keep broadband providers like...

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Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

SEATTLE (AP) 12/07/2017

Three federal appeals court judges who blocked President Donald Trump’s second travel ban earlier this year had some skeptical questions about his third and latest set of restrictions on travelers from six mostly Muslim nations during oral arguments on Wednesday.

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Ronald Gould,

 

Richard Paez and Michael Hawkins heard arguments in Seattle on Hawaii’s challenge to the ban.

The hearing came just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it was allowing the restrictions to go into effect at least until the 9th Circuit panel and their colleagues on the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th...

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Experts rush to monitor Iceland volcano

ORAEFI, Iceland (AP) 12/07/2017

At the summit of one of Iceland’s most dangerous volcanoes, a...

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