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  • By ALAN FRAM Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.

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  • By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

  • CNHI News Service

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department has imposed a 22.16 percent import tariff on Canadian newsprint companies it says are unfairly pricing their paper against U.S. mills.

  • By Francis Scarcella and Justin Strawser The Sunbury (Pa.) Daily Item

SUNBURY, Pa. — Chelsea Clinton reached out to a Sunbury, Pa., family through social media Wednesday after learning a middle school teacher admitted he intentionally misaddressed a letter their 11-year-old daughter had written to her mother, Hillary Clinton.

  • CNHI News Service

QUINTON, Okla. – An explosion and fire at a natural gas well near this tiny eastern Oklahoma community Monday resulted in five missing workers who may have died in the blast, authorities said.

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  • By JOAN LOWY The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

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  • By TOM LoBIANCO, ZEKE MILLER and CHAD DAY The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia.

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  • By TALI ARBEL The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.

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  • By TOM LoBIANCO The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday in a showdown over whether he could be forced to testify in the panel’s Russia investigation.

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  • By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report released Tuesday by Freedom House.

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  • By JILL COLVIN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s overall health “is excellent” and he did “exceedingly well” on cognitive screening designed to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions, the Navy doctor who performed Trump’s medical checkup said Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway.

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  • By KEVIN FREKING and BILL BARROW The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president.

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  • By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.

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  • By KIM CHANDLER The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election, despite Moore’s last-minute lawsuit claiming voter fraud.

  • Cecelia Hanley

ANAHEIM, CA (RNN) - The power is out at Disneyland in California, and some visitors are stuck on rides.

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  • By STEVE PEOPLES, KIM CHANDLER and BILL BARROW The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama’s race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The “Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

  • By Peter Harris The Conversation

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a pivotal moment in U.S. and world history. The attack thrust the U.S. into World War II and set in motion a series of events that would transform the country into a global superpower and guardian of international order. Seventy-six years later, this legacy of…

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  • By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a partisan showdown that had been showing signs of easing.

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  • By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue.

  • Kimberly Wright

(RNN) - Matt Lauer, who has co-anchored the "Today" show for 20 years, has been terminated from NBC News amid workplace sexual misconduct allegations from a colleague.

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  • By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and TONG-HYUNG KIM Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea abruptly ended a 10-week pause in its weapons testing Tuesday by launching what the Pentagon said was an intercontinental ballistic missile — apparently its longest-range test yet — a move that will escalate already high tensions with Washington.

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  • By JILL COLVIN Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear the success of his legislative agenda outweighs widespread GOP repulsion at the prospect of seating Republican Roy Moore, who is dogged by al…

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  • By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely.

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  • By ALAN FRAM and KYLE POTTER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Many of you have jobs, many of you have families,” Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor’s election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, “Ignore them.”

  • Teri Greene

(RNN) - What is it with those people who, even before Thanksgiving, start stringing up lights, putting wreaths on their doors and lugging in trees, which they promptly cover with glittery ornaments?

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  • By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation’s governorships gathered Wednesday in America’s largest red state, in part to strategize about how to maintain their political dominance.

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  • By ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign's discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress about those contacts but blaming the chaos of the race for fogging his recollections.

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NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric slashed its dividend in half and will attempt to vastly narrow its focus to three key sectors — aviation, health care and energy — as the conglomerate with early ties to Thomas Edison considers shedding even its historic lighting business.

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  • BY CATHERINE LUCEY and MEGHAN HOYER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America’s federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation’s diversity.

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  • By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care instead.

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  • By ALAN FRAM and BRUCE SCHREINER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A second woman abruptly emerged Monday to accuse Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her as a teenager in the late 1970s, this time in a locked car, further roiling the Alabama Republican’s candidacy for an open Senate seat. Leaders of Moore’s own party intensified their efforts to…

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  • By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration’s choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn’t know about any active whistleblower complaints against him.

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