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Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

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Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago. More>>

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US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

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The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. More>>

Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story Video included

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An aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations against the controversial judge. More>>

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

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A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. More>>

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected Video included

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President Donald Trump is announcing his intent to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. More>>

Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies

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A month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on body parts from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport. More>>

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal

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The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner. More>>

CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

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CBS suspends morning show host Charlie Rose, PBS halts his interview show after eight women accuse the veteran newsman of inappropriate behavior. More>>

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

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Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet Manson _ the murderous cult leader who died over the weekend at 83 _ has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil. More>>

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

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A new study says severe thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger and more frequent in a warmer world. More>>

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

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A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal; entertainer Della Reese dead at 86. More>>

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

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President Donald Trump's budget director says the White House is willing to remove a health-care provision currently in the Senate tax-cut bill. More>>

The Latest: Moore campaign fires back against media, accuser

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is attacking the Democrat running in the Alabama Senate race that has been rocked by sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Roy Moore. More>>

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

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Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn. More>>

UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

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A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances. More>>

Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

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Mladic lawyer says it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. More>>

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment Video included

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Zimbabweans, baffled by Mugabe's lack of resignation under pressure, worry about nation's fate. More>>

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan into allegations of war crimes by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces. More>>

Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

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Kenya braced for court decision on election challenge amid fears of more deadly clashes. More>>

Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with the country's president after talks on forming a new government collapsed in the night, raising the possibility of new elections. More>>

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

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The European Union's top diplomat says she is encouraging Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's willingness to implement the recommendations of an expert panel on ensuring stability in troubled Rakhine state. More>>

Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. More>>

3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta Video included

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One of the nation's largest domed stadiums is set for implosion at 7:30 a.m. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution'

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The Latest: Zimbabwe war veterans group: Military should let people, politics oust Mugabe. More>>

Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook

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Global talks on curbing climate change are wrapping up Friday, with progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. More>>

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

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Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. More>>

Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. More>>

Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit

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For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House has one thing in common with his predecessor's: People. More>>

AP Interview: Scaramucci says don't rule out beltway return

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AP Interview: Washington may not have seen the last of 'The Mooch' as he plans role in Trump's re-election campaign. More>>

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year Video included

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The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees, not so much. More>>

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

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Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball which lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body. More>>

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees Video included

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This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners. More>>

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

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Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies at 83; Zimbabwe's Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now faces impeachment; In AP Interview, Scaramucci sees future role as aide to Trump. More>>

Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. More>>

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

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Roy Moore's staunchest supporters say they won't quit him in the Alabama Senate rate because he never quit them. More>>

France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment

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France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over the limits of seduction. More>>

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

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Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs Border Patrol agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. More>>

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

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Argentina's Navy says it's ramping up the search for a submarine that hasn't been heard from in three days. More>>

Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

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New leader of Zimbabwe could be longtime Mugabe enforcer known as the Crocodile. More>>

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

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It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council. More>>

Wentz, Eagles roll over Cowboys 37-9 after losing kicker

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Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions after Philadelphia lost kicker Luke Elliott to a head injury, and the Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East with a 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. More>>

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore Video included

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A White House aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations that the former judge initiated sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. More>>

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he's been having "very good" discussions with Republican senators who oppose or have concerns about tax-cut bill. More>>

The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

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Prison officials say it's 'undetermined' what will happen with the remains of the cult leader Charles Manson. More>>

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

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Trump administration turns to obscure law to pressure Palestinians to enter into serious peace talks with Israel. More>>

The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of pushing out Rohingya Muslims. More>>

AP Top 25: Alabama still No. 1; Boise State, Northwestern in

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The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll held their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama, and Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season. More>>

Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but faces runoff

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Former President Sebastian Pinera is widely expected to win Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the billionaire businessman can lift the country from an economic slowdown, but he's unlikely to avoid a runoff. More>>

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

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As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's. More>>

German government talks collapse; Merkel seeks to reassure

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are seeking compromises on the thorny issues of migration and climate change policies so they can proceed with formal talks on forming a new coalition government. More>>

Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

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Mugabe departure talks enter 2nd round as Zimbabwe's impatient ruling party poised to oust him. More>>

The Latest: Eagles lose kicker to injury, plan to go for 2

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The Latest: 5 NFL players protest during the national anthems before early games. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Why President Trump isn't stumping for Roy Moore in Alabama race; Who says he would refuse an illegal nuclear launch order. More>>

Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

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Nebraska regulators will decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. More>>

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

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Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse tells Iowa conservatives that Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect the party in next year's elections. More>>

Brady, Patriots dominate Raiders 33-8 in Mexico City

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Brady, Patriots dominate Raiders 33-8 in Mexico City. More>>

102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

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102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew it was seems likely to be among last meeting of its kind. More>>

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

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Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing 'indifference' as a great sin. More>>

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

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Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal. More>>

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

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Moroccan state TV channel 2M reports at least 15 people have died and 5 others have been injured in a stampede for food aid in a southern village. More>>

AP PHOTOS: British royals to celebrate 70th anniversary

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are marking 70 years since they wed in London's Westminster Abbey. More>>

Truex leads a quartet of veterans in NASCAR's title race

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NASCAR has spent so much time this year ushering in a new generation of fresh-faced, young drivers. More>>

Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

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Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital. More>>

The referee breaking unseen barriers for women in soccer

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Having made the breakthrough, the first female referee in any of Europe's top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany's example. More>>

Syria: IS militants defeated in last major stronghold

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Syrian state media says pro-government forces have defeated the Islamic State group in its last stronghold in the country, at a town on the border with Iraq called Boukamal. More>>

Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

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Lebanon's PM says his stay in Saudi Arabia was to consult on his country's future. More>>

Rams-Vikings highlights early slate of Week 11 games

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The highlight of Week 11 in the NFL includes a trip by the Rams to face the Vikings and a showdown between the Raiders and Patriots in Mexico City. More>>

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

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Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the hard rock band AC/DC, has died. More>>

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

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While allegations of sexual harassment topple the careers of some men, Trump moves ahead unscathed as he writes his own rules. More>>

Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

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GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him. More>>

Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

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A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. More>>

Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

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Gerry Adams has announced he plans to step down as leader of Sinn Fein after heading the party for over 30 years. More>>

Cowboys' Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in video

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. More>>

Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

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Residents of high-tax states would be affected most by the GOP's plan to eliminate or reduce the deduction for state and local taxes, but the change also could affect millions of other filers, including some in Republican-led states. More>>

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies

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President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts.". More>>

Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83

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Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83. More>>

US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

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The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. More>>

The Latest: France sees 'negative' foreign sways in Lebanon

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Lebanese TV stations have shown Prime Minister Saad Hariri arriving in France from Saudi Arabia amid political turmoil. More>>

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned Video included

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Opponents of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are preparing to demonstrate for the ouster of the 93-year-old leader who is virtually powerless and deserted by most of his allies. More>>

Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

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The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water. More>>

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

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The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and new husband Alexis Ohanian. More>>

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for over two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself physical therapy. More>>

Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

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Danica Patrick plans to run two races next year and then end her full-time racing career. More>>

Green Day releases greatest hits album spanning 30 years

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Green Day is putting out a massive greatest hits album, but they aren't saying "Good Riddance" anytime soon. More>>

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

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AP sources: Congressional investigators asking 2 participants in 2016 Trump Tower meeting why they discussed the gathering in Moscow a year later. More>>

Hawaii psychiatric patient says he's surprised escape worked

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A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live responsibly in the community. More>>

German parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach agreement on positions on climate change and migration, two key issues of contention where compromise is needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. More>>

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered explicit details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. More>>

Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead

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Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup series championship contenders in qualifying and starts second in Sunday's finale. More>>

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

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The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Trump administration's decision to allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport is the "wrong move at the wrong time.". More>>

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

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Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House. More>>

Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

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When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. More>>

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

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Scientists for the first time have tried gene editing inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. More>>

The Latest: Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

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President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts.". More>>

3 more found dead in deadly Greek flood, raising total to 19

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Greek authorities say three more people were found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the total death toll to 19. More>>

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean in 46 boats

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Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue craft as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa. More>>

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

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China is sending its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years amid a prolonged chill in relations. More>>

Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

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Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. More>>

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is putting the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice that it may shutter their Washington office. More>>

Sicilian town had long, bloody past before "Godfather" fame

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Corleone is a Sicilian medieval hill town whose bloody past began generations before "The Godfather" novels and films borrowed its name for a fictional Mafia don. More>>

EU leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is urging Britain to clarify how much it will pay the EU as part of its financial settlement on leaving the bloc. More>>

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

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Sen. Al Franken is the latest public figure to be caught in the deluge of revelations of sexual harassment and misconduct_ and the first member of Congress. More>>

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

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Congressional investigators probing Moscow discussion on disclosure of Trump Tower meeting. More>>

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit Video included

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Zimbabwe's military says it is continuing in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. More>>

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?

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President Donald Trump has criticized Democratic Sen. Al Franken following allegations of inappropriate behavior but remains silent about accusations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. More>>

Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation. More>>

Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France

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Russia has spoken out against foreign interference in Lebanese affairs following the surprise resignation of the nation's prime minister. More>>

Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire

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A huge fire has broken out at a senior living community in Pennsylvania. More>>

Part of plane engine cover fell off in flight, travelers say

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Two passengers on a SkyWest flight in southern Utah says a piece of the plane's engine cover fell off midflight. More>>

Consumers' market remake if 'Obamacare' mandate repealed

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Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. More>>

Nicknames, family: 5 Things To Know about the Sicilian Mafia

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The death of Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the long-time "Boss of Bosses" of the Sicilian Mafia, puts the spotlight back on the Cosa Nostra. More>>

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

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Thousands of protesters have marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against the military dictatorship then ruling Greece. More>>

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict _ not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington. More>>

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

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Italian media say Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences. More>>

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

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Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people _ homeless, migrants, unemployed _ a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. More>>

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management

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The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps. More>>

Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

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A neighbor who became one of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him. More>>

2 charged after dad killed defending young son from theft

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Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. More>>

Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase

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Advocacy groups say at least 25 transgender people in the U.S. have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record. More>>

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear Video included

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Republicans stretch closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. More>>

Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans 40-17

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Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory. More>>

The Latest: Sanders says Trump, Franken cases are different

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The Los Angeles radio anchor who accused Sen. Al Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour says it's up to voters to decide whether he should stay in office. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

The Latest: 2 bystanders hurt in Greek clashes with police

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Hundreds of youths attacked with police in Greece's two largest cities, hurling rocks and petrol bombs, following large and peaceful marches to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising. More>>

Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms Video included

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New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. More>>

6 Czechs fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

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A group of six Czech tourists ended up detained by authorities in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, after they dressed up as the hero of a 2006 comedy movie, Borat. More>>

Astros' Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins' Stanton earns NL honor

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has won the National League MVP award, barely edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds. More>>

Pope to lawmakers: Protect all people with health care laws

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Pope Francis says health care legislation must promote "common good" as he decries that in some places only the privileged can afford top treatments. More>>

Latin Grammys pay tribute to Puerto Rico in songs, speeches

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With his album first solo album, Residente has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammy Awards. More>>

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

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President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. More>>

UK agency investigates mid-air collision with casualties

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Air safety authorities in Britain say a helicopter and an aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision northwest of London. More>>

Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held town

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Iraq's Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces have pushed into the last Islamic State group-held town in the country. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town

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Iraq's Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition have liberated the last Iraqi town held by Islamic State group. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: GOP lawmaking victory near; President Trump's selective outrage; Zimbabwe's Mugabe makes public appearance; Human rights advocates in China face deteriorating treatment. More>>

Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

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Manfred says rules changes to speed game will be in place next year with or without union consent. More>>

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link? Video included

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A new analysis says a surge in suicide rates and depression among U.S. teens may be linked with rising social media use. More>>

Meryl Streep says violent experiences changed her profoundly

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Meryl Streep says two times in her life she dealt with violence that was so profound it changed her "on a cellular level.". More>>

The Latest: Senate will resume Menendez ethics inquiry Video included

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The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. More>>

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

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Astronomers have discovered a close new world the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. More>>

Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

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A Los Angeles radio host says U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. More>>

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

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Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. More>>

Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe seemed invincible but era ends Video included

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Robert Mugabe seemed untouchable for most of his long rule as he crushed dissent or sidelined opponents, and now the apparent end of his era is launching Zimbabwe into the unknown. More>>

Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

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President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident. More>>

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear Video included

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Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with GOP leaders exuding confidence they have the votes. But the tax overhaul hit a roadblock Wednesday as Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin became the first GOP senator to say he opposes it. More>>

Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

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Spokeswoman for California prisons says mass killer Charles Manson is alive, can't comment on reports of hospitalization. More>>

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

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A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling. More>>

Lebanon's Hariri finds himself caught in regional feuds

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. More>>

Regional summit expected to formalize terms of Mugabe exit Video included

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Zimbabwe calm but tense as Mugabe is urged to step down peacefully; troops remain in streets. More>>

Doing nothing, Trump may witness US goal in Mugabe's ouster Video included

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Without lifting a finger of its own, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to prise Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. More>>

New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

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Jurors are returning for the seventh full day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

The Latest: 'Despacito' takes home 4 Latin Grammy Awards

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Residente, Mon Laferte and the megahit "Despacito" have each earned a trophy ahead of the annual Latin Grammy Awards that will air live on TV. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Big House victory for GOP tax plan; New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in hung jury; Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies. More>>

Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside

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AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured this week. More>>

The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

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Trump presses fellow Republicans at Capitol as House nears vote on tax overhaul. More>>

GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

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A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation designed to ensure federal and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history records to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers. More>>

Famed London theater receives 20 allegations against Spacey

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London's Old Vic theater says it has received allegations of "a range of inappropriate behavior" against Kevin Spacey. More>>

Children quieted others at California school as gunman fired Video included

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As a gunman unleashed bullets outside, quick-thinking school officials saved dozens of children by whisking them inside and into lockdown mode. More>>

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

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The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. More>>

Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

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A New York judge has been reviewing prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a potentially threatening gesture as its star witnesses testified at his bribery trial. More>>

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

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A German court has ruled that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. More>>

Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

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The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. More>>

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

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The $500 million Museum of the Bible, built by the owners of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain, opens Friday in Washington. More>>

Lebanese PM Hariri accepts invitation to France

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The French president's office says that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia. More>>

Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

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Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has easily won his second American League Cy Young Award. More>>

Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. More>>

Cambodia's top court orders opposition party dissolved

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Cambodia's Supreme Court has ordered the country's main opposition party be dissolved, in one of the biggest blows yet to democratic aspirations in the Southeast Asian state. More>>

Fox News' Hannity decides not to pass judgment on Roy Moore

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Fox News' Sean Hannity says Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore needs more convincing explanation to accusations of assault and child molestation. More>>

3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China

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Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China admitted to their crime and apologized before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. More>>

Who created Game of Life? Court aims to find out

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Testimony is set to begin in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over one of the most popular board games of all time: The Game of Life. More>>

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

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Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine _ this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and lobbing shots at the media. More>>

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M Video included

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A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York. More>>

'Obamacare' sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year's pace

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Nearly 1.5M sign up for 'Obamacare' in first two weeks of open enrollment. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Republicans muscling tax bill through House, hits senator roadblock; Roy Moore Saga: GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama; Zimbabwe calm as Mugabe is urged to go peacefully. More>>

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