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House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:07pm
If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires....
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Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:06pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying Tuesday the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black....
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Moore's wife cites Jewish attorney to rebut bias claims

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:06pm
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends are "Jewish and rabbis" while defending him against accusations that he doesn't care for blacks or Jews,...
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As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he'd morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with a longtime friend and fellow grandfather....
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Stormtroopers and princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:06am
LONDON (AP) -- "Star Wars" fans and royal-watchers gathered Tuesday at London's Royal Albert Hall, where Prince William and Prince Harry were due on the red carpet for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."...
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Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, unsavory

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them. Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations....
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Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
BALTIMORE (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that an attack on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue....
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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....
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Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional money for missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea....
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A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:03am
ELLIJAY, Georgia (AP) -- The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim Silvers' three young daughters were there, all dressed up and eager for the graduation, hoping to mark the end of years of heartache visited on them all by their mother's addiction....
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Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:03am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins....
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NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:03am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit....
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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 8:03am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....
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NTSB to issue probable cause of El Faro's sinking

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:00am
Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners....
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NYC commuters returning to subway amid heightened security

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration....
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Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:59am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday....
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Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."...
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Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."...
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City official: San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dead at 65

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:59am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed says that Mayor Edwin Lee has died. He was 65....
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Moore's wife: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:58am
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn't support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys "is a Jew."...
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