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Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

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Republican Eric Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and promoting them on Facebook. More>>

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Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number

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Louisiana investigator admits misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number, trying to get candidate's tax information. More>>

Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

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Tribes say Trump's proclamation reducing Utah monument not only blow they were dealt last week. More>>

Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

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President Donald Trump is disputing a report that he watches hours of television each day, calling it, "Another false story.". More>>

#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

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Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades. More>>

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump. More>>

Fate of young immigrants divides Dems on last-minute budget

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House and Senate Democrats stand divided over whether to fight now or later about the fate of some 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. More>>

Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

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President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon and Mars. More>>

Trump's pick for US highway chief withdraws from process

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President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn from consideration for the post, a surprise development given his widespread support and qualifications. More>>

Alabama foes get in final licks before Tuesday's big vote Video included

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Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are making their final pushes ahead of Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. More>>

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans are facing criticism for using government resources to attack a private retail company that opposes the Trump administration's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. More>>

Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

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The Trump administration is estimating the Republican tax bill will generate about $1.8 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years from a boost to economic growth. More>>

The Latest: Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan

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President Donald Trump is making his final pitch for the Republican tax plan in a speech to the American people. More>>

New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct

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The New Yorker magazine says it has cut ties with its well-known politics reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct. More>>

Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali, facing sexual misconduct allegations, steps away from daily operations at his restaurant empire. More>>

Surrounded by scandal, Globes turn to old favs & fresh faces

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Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced Monday morning from Beverly Hills, California. More>>

Judge warns Manafort: No more op-eds about federal case

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A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman that he shouldn't be trying his case in the press and that includes opinion essays published in other countries. More>>

Education Department urged to resume loan cancellations

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Government watchdog urges Education Department to resume the forgiving of student loans for tens of thousands Americans who were defrauded by for-profit colleges. More>>

Republicans jump in as elections to replace Rep. Franks set

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The Arizona governor has set the dates for special elections to fill the vacancy created when U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigned over sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

The Latest: Republican Roy Moore casts himself as victim

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Joyce Simmons, the GOP national committeewoman from Nebraska, resigns from the Republican National Committee because of the RNC's financial support of Moore in Alabama Senate race. More>>

Charge dropped for 'It's OK To Be White' commentator

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A woman who grabbed the notes of a conservative commentator during his appearance at the University of Connecticut last month has been charged, while charges against the commentator was dropped. More>>

Firm denies Flynn texted its director on US sanctions

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A nuclear reactor investment firm that once employed Michael Flynn is denying a report from a congressional whistleblower that Flynn sent text messages during President Donald Trump's inauguration saying the plan was "good to go.". More>>

In Putin's heartland, apathy and disappointment rule

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Three months ahead of Russia's presidential election, apathy and disappointment pervade incumbent Vladimir Putin's heartland. More>>

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

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Ukraine's anti-corruption agency that was seen of symbol of reform comes under pressure from Ukrainian authorities. More>>

Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

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Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. More>>

The Latest: Sanders says Trump already addressed allegations

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The White House is pushing back on sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump, saying he has already denied them. More>>

In tax push, Trump's team uses a dubious growth estimate

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In tax push, Trump team uses growth estimate that independent analyses consider unrealistic. More>>

Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

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U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer. More>>

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

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Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. More>>

US man accused of illegal gun exports to Europe, Australia

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A captured fugitive is accused of dozens of federal firearms violations in Montana for allegedly exporting guns from the U.S. to customers in countries with restrictive gun laws. More>>

Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

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The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn't protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. More>>

Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. More>>

EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries. More>>

Not Real News: Alabama Senate race spurs false reports

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Not Real News: The Alabama Senate race spurs false reports online. More>>

Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99

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Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing journalist and the first full-time African-American reporter at The Washington Post, has died at the age of 99. More>>

Supreme Court won't hear dispute involving NC TV network

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A lawsuit against a North Carolina city for allegedly discriminating against an African-American-owned television network will go forward after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case. More>>

After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions Video included

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Wounded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teens, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore has largely disappeared from the traditional campaign trail in the race for U.S. Senate, relying on surrogates and social media. More>>

Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections

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President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America.". More>>

Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham

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The White House says President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham are discussing tax legislation and upcoming budget talks during a golf game at one of Trump's Florida clubs. More>>

Complex questions accompany diplomatic options on NKorea

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When President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close. More>>

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

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Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception. More>>

A look at what didn't happen in the Alabama Senate race

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A look at what didn't happen this week in Alabama's high-profile Senate race. More>>

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing. More>>

A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

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AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving. More>>

Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

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Roy Moore's chief strategist is tying the Republican Senate candidate to President Donald Trump's star in Alabama. More>>

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes Video included

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Trump draws protests as he honors civil rights heroes, his commitment to their legacy at issue. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Who lays low in Alabama election run; Where sexual harassment comes with the job. More>>

Ridge expects to leave Texas medical center before Christmas

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Spokesman: Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave Texas medical facility in time to be home for Christmas in Maryland. More>>

The Latest: Trump robocall urges voters to back Moore Video included

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Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones says Tuesday's election against Republican Roy Moore will send a message far beyond Alabama's borders. More>>

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Video included

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Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child. More>>

Media fight Kushners for names of partners in Md. buildings

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News outlets including The Associated Press are filing a motion in federal court arguing a document that reveals the names of investors in Kushner Cos. properties should be unsealed and available to the media. More>>

Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

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The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world. More>>

2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

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Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress. More>>

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record Video included

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President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show. More>>

The Latest: Bands play for Jones's get out the vote push

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Jones hits GOTV events ahead of Tuesday vote. More>>

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

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Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore. More>>

Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine's leader be impeached

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Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital to demand his release from jail. More>>

Conyers' House seat to remain vacant for nearly a year

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The son of a former Detroit mayor plans to run for the 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers following of allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. More>>

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election. More>>

New documents show prosecutors tracking Manafort's edits

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New documents show President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was heavily involved in drafting an op-ed defending his work in Ukraine. More>>

The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Mississippi to help open a museum dedicated to the state's role in the civil rights movement. More>>

German intel chief: Islamic radical numbers are growing

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and that they're becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground. More>>

Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter

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President Donald Trump demanded and has received an apology from a Washington Post reporter who posted photos of Trump's Florida rally on Friday. More>>

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line Video included

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President Donald Trump is warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win a hard-fought Alabama Senate campaign. More>>

Email sent to Trumps included public WikiLeaks information

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An email sent to President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. before the 2016 election included a decryption key for hacked documents that the website WikiLeaks had made public a day earlier. More>>

US gently urges Saudi Arabia to be more 'measured' overseas

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Saudi Arabia to be more "measured" in its military intervention in war-ravaged Yemen. More>>

Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips

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Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence. More>>

Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

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Shocking week that saw three members of Congress quit amid sexual harassment accusations could give Dems a political weapon in 2018. More>>

Jailed Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president's impeachment

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From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike. More>>

CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and WikiLeaks tip

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CNN issues a correction to its report about an email tipping off the Trump campaign to Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton. More>>

The Latest: Trump says his agenda 'cannot afford' Moore loss Video included

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President Donald Trump is touting statistics showing declining rates of illegal immigration to the US, saying "the numbers have been so incredible.". More>>

Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama Video included

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President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate. More>>

Ford won't contribute to MSNBC until resolving allegations

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Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' say he will not be a contributor on the show until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved. More>>

Deputy national security adviser to leave White House

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Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will be leaving the Trump administration early next year. More>>

New rule coming for US names mentioned in spy reports

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The national intelligence director is developing a stricter policy for revealing the identities of Americans named in classified reports. More>>

Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copied 36 electronic devices and 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. More>>

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. More>>

The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM

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Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party. More>>

George P Bush draws unlikely GOP challenge from predecessor

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Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is running again for his old office against his successor and fellow Republican George P. Bush. More>>

Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments

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Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. More>>

Trump says fines for Wells Fargo will not be dropped

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President Donald Trump says on Twitter that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo "will not be dropped" and is warning that they could be "substantially increased.". More>>

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. More>>

The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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Arizona officials are trying to figure out when to hold special elections to pick a midterm replacement for Republican Rep. Trent Franks. More>>

The Latest: Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed

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New documents show President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was heavily involved in drafting an op-ed defending his work in Ukraine. More>>

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. More>>

2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

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Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress. More>>

State Dept says Trump travel ban fully implemented

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The State Department says President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela is now fully operational. More>>

Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

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Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. More>>

US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea _ in 1994

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In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago _ years before the authoritarian nation was close to having an atomic weapon that threatens America _ Washington was planning for war. More>>

House Democrats want financial records tied to Russia probe

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Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pressing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to turn over records detailing any financial ties between President Donald Trump, his family and associates and Russian interests. More>>

With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event

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Many in Mississippi's African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum, but will skip the museum's Saturday opening because President Donald Trump is coming. More>>

Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

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Like President Trump, Roy Moore is breaking all the rules of modern-day politics in turbulent Senate campaign. More>>

The Latest: Dayton pressured on Franken appointment

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he's considering running for Sen. Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat. More>>

Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020

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Democrats are trying to settle their fight over superdelegates with a compromise that's been brewing since the contentious presidential nominating fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. More>>

North Dakota lawmakers sue Gov. Doug Burgum over vetoes

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The North Dakota Legislature has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Doug Burgum's veto powers. More>>

House ethics panel: Nunes didn't leak classified information

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The House Ethics Committee has cleared the chairman of the House intelligence committee on a complaint that he may have leaked classified information. More>>

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Farenthold story

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The House Ethics Committee says it has unanimously voted to establish an investigative panel to examine sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. More>>

Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

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The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. More>>

Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying that he violated a judge's order through his involvement in an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in Ukraine. More>>

DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees

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The Transportation Department is dropping an Obama administration proposal that would have required that airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later. More>>

Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes

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Portland police say they've arrested nine protesters who gathered in Sen. Susan Collins' office to oppose a bill to overhaul the federal tax code. More>>

Trump celebrates Hanukkah, Jerusalem at White House

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President Donald Trump is celebrating an "especially special" Hanukkah at the White House a day after declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital and setting off criticism and clashes. More>>

Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

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Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks. More>>

Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from Medicaid

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Attorneys for a politically connected Florida eye doctor convicted of a $100 million Medicare fraud argue that the government's loss was significantly less. More>>

The Latest: Ariz. Rep. Franks resigns before Ethics probe

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. More>>

Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. More>>

Franken's exit hands Dems another 2018 electoral headache

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken's potential resignation is setting off a rush to find a possible replacement. More>>

Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appears on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Minnesota's Al Franken to quit Senate; House, Senate pass stopgap spending bill; unrest follows US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump

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A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her. More>>

AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Senate approves bill to avert shutdown Video included

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The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over. More>>

Longtime Washington state medical marijuana activist dies

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JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74. More>>

FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

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FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency. More>>

Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions

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The Interior Department is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. More>>

First lady wishes to spend holiday on deserted island

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If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she'd take her family to a deserted island. More>>

The Latest: Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous' Video included

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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan accuses Trump of throwing Mideast into 'ring of fire' by his Jerusalem recognition. More>>

AP sources: Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning

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Two Republican consultants say Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress. More>>

Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate

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The White House says it believes President Donald Trump's eldest son had a "legitimate reason" in citing attorney-client privilege to avoid answering questions to Congress about conversations with his father. More>>

Alabama irony: Democrats are the elephants in the room

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In the Alabama Senate race, national Democrats and the liberal grassroots are treading lightly, trying not to sink Doug Jones' upset bid against Republican Roy Moore. More>>

EPA to hold more hearings on planned Clean Power Plan repeal

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The Trump administration says it will hold three additional public hearings on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to ratchet down planet-warming carbon emissions. More>>

Trump signs proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday to be National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Trump signed the proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by six veterans of the attack. More>>

Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

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Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person. More>>

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

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The White House says the president's throat was merely dry when he seemed to slur his words. More>>

New Jersey eyes cutting in horse tracks on internet gambling

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New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state's horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling. More>>

The Latest: White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics

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The White House spokeswoman says "no official decision has been made" about whether the U.S. will participate in the Olympic games set to take place next year in South Korea. More>>

European lawmakers slam FIFA, IOC for leadership issues

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Global sports bodies FIFA and the IOC have failed to show strong leadership after corruption and doping scandals, according to a European lawmakers group. More>>

The Latest: Cotton suggests China a hindrance on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says a repeal of the requirement that people get health insurance will be part of any tax bill passed by Congress. More>>

The Latest: Sanders says no discrepancy between Trump, Wray

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FBI Director Chris Wray is defending his law enforcement agency amid persistent criticism from President Donald Trump. More>>

Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year

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Look for it in the purple rain: Pantone picks deep 'Ultra Violet' as color of the year. More>>

On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home Video included

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Trump sees decision on Jerusalem as important way to make good on a promise to his political base. More>>

Liberia court says presidential runoff vote can go ahead

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Liberia court clears the way for presidential runoff vote to go forward after fraud challenge. More>>

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister. More>>

Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

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Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees. More>>

Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

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The administration of President Donald Trump is certifying Honduras' progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption even as the country struggles with a deepening electoral crisis. More>>

Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in domestic abuse case

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The son of former Democratic congressman John Conyers was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Los Angeles, but prosecutors declined to bring charges in the case. More>>

Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

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Some GOP lawmakers are offering brutal assessments about parts of their massive tax packages, even as the legislation speeds toward approval in the Republican-controlled Congress. More>>

Pipeline agency at full strength as energy decision looms

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President Donald Trump's choice to lead the federal agency that oversees the nation's power grid and natural gas pipelines has been sworn in to office. More>>

Trump to discuss renewable fuel standard with senators

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The White House says President Donald Trump plans to discuss the renewable fuel standard with Republican senators. More>>

Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not

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The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president has not decided yet whether to run for office next year as an independent candidate or secure support of the ruling party. More>>

Lawmaker says she accidentally brought gun to Denver airport

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Police say the gun that a Colorado state lawmaker brought to Denver International Airport was loaded with four rounds in its magazine. More>>

Millions in Nepal vote for provincial, national assemblies

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Millions of people in Nepal are voting in the final phase of elections for members of the national and provincial assemblies. More>>

Obama talks at climate change summit as mayors sign charter

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Former President Barack Obama is expected to address a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. More>>

Patagonia joins lawsuits challenging Trump's monument plans

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More lawsuits are expected Wednesday over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments. More>>

Jones seeking support of women in Alabama Senate race Video included

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Steve Bannon savages national Republican leaders in increasingly ugly fight for Alabama Senate seat. More>>

Trump Jr. avoids questions about talks with father

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Donald Trump Jr. has arrived on Capitol Hill for a private interview as part of the House intelligence committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. More>>

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. More>>

Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

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In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to pass billions in emergency funding for its ailing private-sector Choice health care program by year's end. More>>

As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation Video included

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Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006. More>>

Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration's efforts. More>>

US restricts visas for Cambodians 'undermining democracy'

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The Trump administration has announced it will restrict visas for Cambodians "undermining democracy" in the Southeast Asian nation. More>>

Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown Video included

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Top Republicans are trying to quell GOP divisions and line up support for a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown Saturday. More>>

Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California Video included

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The same vicious winds that were making three Southern California wildfires so destructive were also making the firefight itself more difficult by keeping water-dropping planes and helicopters grounded. More>>

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery Video included

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Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage. More>>

Utah GOP rallies for Romney after Bannon remark on his faith

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Mitt Romney's allies are lashing out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon for saying that Romney and his family "hid behind" their Mormon religion to avoid military service. More>>

House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

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The Republican-controlled House is taking up a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. More>>

Health law sign-ups seen as falling short though more enroll

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Health law sign ups hit 3.6M, but shortened enrollment season means final tally likely to fall short. More>>

Report: Clinton was warned about Weinstein by Lena Dunham

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In a new New York Times expose, Lena Dunham claims that she warned Hillary Clinton's communications director about Harvey Weinstein's behavior. More>>

Project Veritas founder honored by conservative group

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James O'Keefe, the right-wing activist whose organization recently attempted to plant a false story in the Washington Post, has been honored by a religious organization with an award presented to him by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. More>>

The Latest: Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she plans to call President Donald Trump to discuss his plan to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. More>>

The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign

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Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign. More>>

Pentagon: About 2,000 US troops in Syria

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The Pentagon says there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria _ four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month. More>>

Government wants delay of transgender military enlistment

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The federal government is asking a judge to put on hold a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on Jan. 1. More>>

Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. More>>

In awkward situation, Kansas seems to have 2 governors

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Kansas has an awkward situation with the outgoing governor awaiting Senate confirmation for a new post in the Trump administration. More>>

Conyers' exit after decades could open political floodgates

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John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century. More>>

The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill

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Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty says Republicans are catering to gun industry lobbyists by combining a bill on background checks with one making it easier to carry concealed guns across state lines. More>>

Supreme Court asked to leave in place DACA document order

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Several states and others suing over the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation are asking the Supreme Court to leave in place a judge's order requiring the government to disclose documents. More>>

Black political machine tested again in Atlanta mayor race

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The race for mayor in Atlanta is too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. More>>

Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade

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President Donald Trump is calling on Saudi Arabia to end its Yemen blockade "immediately," citing humanitarian concerns. More>>

The Latest: White House encourages short-term spending fix

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The hard-right House Freedom Caucus is showing an openness to a deal that would prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend. More>>

The Latest: Senate barrel ahead on tax overhaul

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he favors expanding a deduction for state and local taxes to enable people to deduct local income taxes as well as property taxes. More>>

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

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A whistleblower tells House Democrats that during Trump's inauguration speech, national security adviser Michael Flynn texted an ex-business associate to say a private nuclear proposal Flynn had lobbied for would have his support in the White House. More>>

Senators want probe of firm that defaulted on FEMA contract

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Seven left-leaning senators are urging an internal government watchdog to investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in FEMA contracts following Hurricane Maria. More>>