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Often at odds, Trump and GOP relish tax win, court picks

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress....
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Definition mission: A rhyming limerick for each English word

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 9:01am
One man's joke has become his mission: to give each word a rhyming definition....
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Comebacks and surprises highlight best games of 2017

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 9:01am
It began as The Year of the Comeback....
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Higher energy costs accompany bitter cold snap in US

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 8:01am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs....
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In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 8:01am
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine....
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Universities face #MeToo movement over sexual harassment

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex....
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Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 8:01am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Police in Iran's capital say they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code imposed since the 1979 revolution....
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China: US should curb demand for opioids, not blame China

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 6:00am
BEIJING (AP) -- The United States should look within to cut down demand for opioids which are fueling its deadly drug crisis rather than stressing unsubstantiated claims that China is the major source of these chemicals, a top Chinese drug enforcement official said Thursday....
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Russian experts looking into nation's recent space failures

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 4:59am
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin says authorities are looking into recent failures in Russia's space industry....
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Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 3:59am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race....
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Legal weed hurts prognosis for California medical pot market

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 1:56am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Elias Zaldivar was an 18-year-old college freshman and decided he was in the market for marijuana, he knew just how to get it, and it didn't involve canvassing the corridors of his campus in search of that stoned-out dude who sold pot from his dorm room. Instead, he went straight to a doctor....
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Food, showers, tents: Does the help help the homeless?

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:56am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mohammed Aly does not see any reason why he shouldn't try to ease the lives of Orange County's homeless. But the authorities - and many of his neighbors - disagree....
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Once busy Oklahoma death chamber stays quiet into 3rd year

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:56am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma, a state with one of the busiest death chambers in the country in recent decades, will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 while prison officials and state attorneys fine tune its procedure for putting condemned inmates to death....
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Charity gets a jolt from tax law _ but due to drop next year

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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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After Islamic State's defeat, a massive bill to rebuild Iraq

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 11:56pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- For nearly 2½ miles along the western bank of the Tigris River, hardly a single building is intact. The warren of narrow streets of Mosul's Old City is a crumpled landscape of broken concrete and metal. Every acre is weighed down by more than 3,000 tons of rubble, much of it laced with explosives and unexploded ordnance....
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Vanity Fair: video mocking Hillary Clinton 'missed the mark'

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:56pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vanity Fair is trying to defuse criticism of a video mocking Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations....
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Bundle up: Bitter cold weather takes hold of northern US

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 9:55pm
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Bitter cold weather has taken hold of much of the northern United States and is expected to stay put for days to come as two Minnesota cities already have set record low temperatures and a city in Pennsylvania continues to dig out from a record snowfall....
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Martin Shkreli's ex-lawyer found guilty of financial fraud

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 9:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer accused of helping pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli cover up financial fraud was convicted on Wednesday, a result a prosecutor said should send a "powerful message" through the legal profession....
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Ferry gets stuck on sandbar with 27 people aboard off NYC

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 9:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours Wednesday, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters off New York City....
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