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The Latest: Time magazine says Trump's got it wrong

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President Donald Trump says he'll be speaking with Turkish President Recep Erdogan on Friday "about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East. More>>

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

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Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in ... up to a point. More>>

Trump tells Turkey's leader: US to stop arming Syrian Kurds

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader promises era of democracy

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The Latest: Zimbabweans cheer arrival of army commander as inauguration set to begin. More>>

No breakthrough in Brexit talks as new deadline approaches

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping up her lobbying efforts to broaden Brexit negotiations with the EU to future relations and trade, as the talks bog down on the divorce bill and other preliminary issues. More>>

'We dare not squander the moment:' Zimbabwe's new leader

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Zimbabweans preparing to greet country's new leader after whirlwind political drama. More>>

Consumer agency director resigns, names acting successor

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Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tenders his resignation. More>>

Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

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A gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords wants to shut down two websites that sell parts and machines to help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns.". More>>

US backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in DC

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Trump administration backtracking on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close. More>>

"Die Hard" for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales

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The Islamic State is targeting Western recruits _ especially recent Muslim converts _ with videos that follow a screenwriter's standard blueprint for heroic storytelling. More>>

Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to media

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Ivanka Trump is condemning tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia, saying the college student deserves privacy and ought to be "OFF limits.". More>>

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

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The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct. More>>

Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban

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Trump continues to rail against professional football players who kneel during the National Anthem. More>>

South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands

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Officials say a South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law have drowned in an apparent kayaking accident at the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. More>>

Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty

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Loyalty to Trump, not ideology, often the litmus test for Bannon-sponsored candidates. More>>

Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller's Russia probe

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AP source: Flynn's lawyers tell Trump's legal team they are no longer communicating with them about Mueller's investigation, a possible sign of cooperation with the government. More>>

Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'

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In wake of 4 women accusing him of inappropriate touching, Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'. More>>

The Latest: Trump says US to stop arming Syrian Kurds

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The White House says President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the United States is making "adjustments" to its military support for partners in Syria. More>>

Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

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Trump wants to make changing the welfare system a new priority. More>>

House to vote next week on required anti-harassment training

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House to vote next week on requiring anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs. More>>

Poles protest planned overhaul of courts, election body

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Poles in cities across the country are on the streets protesting plans by the ruling party to push through new laws that would give it greater control over the courts and the National Electoral Commission. More>>

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

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Facing Conyers and Franken allegations, Democrats, too, are juggling the hot-potato politics of sexual predation. More>>

Committees looking into Russian meddling not done yet

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Congressional committees looking into Russian meddling in presidential election not done yet. More>>

Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

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A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior. More>>

Report: 2 women claim Franken touched them inappropriately

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Two women are alleging that Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for Franken's first campaign for Senate. More>>

The Latest: Trump talks up US weapons to Coast Guard

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President Donald Trump salutes military progress, expresses nation's gratitude to armed forces. More>>

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

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President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done. More>>

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

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AP source: Flynn lawyers have stopped discussing Russia probe with Trump team. More>>

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival. More>>

Ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution

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Zimbabwe, facing incoming leader, wonders about fate of Mugabe and his wife. More>>

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

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Maurice Hinchey, former New York congressman known for pressing to protect environment during career that spanned from era of Love Canal toxic waste site to recent debate over natural-gas fracking, dies at age 79; Pelosi calls him 'champion' for families. More>>

The Latest: Party assured Mugabe he wouldn't be prosecuted

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition 'cautiously optimistic' on incoming leader, long a Mugabe ally. More>>

Trump, top lawmakers to meet to discuss averting shutdown

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President Donald Trump will meet with Congressional leaders next week to discuss end-of-year legislative agenda, including how to avert a potential government shutdown. More>>

Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations

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The rising trajectory of Minnesota Democrat Al Franken has been abruptly interrupted by allegations of sexual misconduct. More>>

White House: Cohn didn't fake bad reception on Trump call

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The White House is disputing a Democratic senator's claim that top economic adviser Gary Cohn faked bad reception to get President Donald Trump off the phone. More>>

EU officials say UK Brexit stance chaotic in leaked document

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A leaked Irish government document says European officials see Britain's performance in Brexit negotiations as confused and chaotic. More>>

Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

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The Education Department is considering narrowing the scope of its civil rights work by no longer looking for systematic discrimination problems in schools across the country when it examines individual complaints. More>>

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

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A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China is intensifying. More>>

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. More>>

Menendez attorney: Hung jury supported friendship defense

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A defense attorney in the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend says the hung jury reflected the defense's argument that the two men were friends who didn't commit bribery. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

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The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is passing judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of crimes including genocide for allegedly masterminding atrocities by Serb forces throughout Bosnia's war. More>>

Poll: Many don't want to talk politics this Thanksgiving

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A new poll shows that more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving. More>>

Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work

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The Education Department is considering narrowing the scope of its civil rights work by no longer looking for systematic discrimination problems in schools across the country when it examines individual complaints. More>>

Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

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Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa, after Mugabe's stunning resignation. More>>

Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

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A poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving. More>>

Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

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A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly. More>>

Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

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Facing Conyers and Franken allegations, Democrats, too, are juggling the hot-potato politics of sexual predation. More>>

Attorney: Minnesota senator's accusers misrepresented facts

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The attorney for a resigning Minnesota state senator says two women accusing him of sexual harassment are misrepresenting what happened. More>>

The Latest: Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo

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A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior. More>>

UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

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The U.N. began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction _ until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Congress and boardrooms put the issue in the news. More>>

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

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The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct. More>>

Rand Paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband

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The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since police say he was attacked by a neighbor at his Kentucky home earlier this month. More>>

The Latest: Roy Moore thanks Trump in new fundraising appeal

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Two Republican groups say they have no plans to support Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore after President Donald Trump all but endorsed him. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa kept contact with military

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's incoming leader arriving today, said to be sworn in Friday: State TV. More>>

Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana

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An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. More>>

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

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The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, slightly over half a trillion dollars. More>>

Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech in Arizona ceremony

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Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family's ranch in Arizona. More>>

Trump: Prayers in order for 'all involved' in Navy crash

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The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Navy aircraft mishap in the Pacific Ocean. More>>

Pence visits injured service members at military hospital

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Vice President Mike Pence has paid an early Thanksgiving visit to injured service members. More>>

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

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"CBS This Morning" will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the veteran newsman. More>>

The Latest: Macron denounces sale of migrants in Libya

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A German nationalist party is urging officials to open negotiations with President Bashar Assad's government on an accord to enable the return of Syrian refugees. More>>

US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

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The U.S. military says it killed more than 100 militants in an airstrike on an extremist group's camp in Somalia. More>>

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

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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 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010. More>>

German Social Democrats under pressure in coalition impasse

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The heads of two influential business lobby group says Germany needs a new government soon, in order to tackle important issues facing the economy. More>>

Russian upper house approves bill targeting foreign media

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Russia's upper house of parliament has unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a Russian TV channel. More>>

Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

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A pair of animal-rights activists was escorted away by security after interrupting the pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey by the governor of Utah. More>>

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. More>>

Past SNL performers, staff sign statement supporting Franken

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A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator accused of improper conduct. More>>

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens Video included

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A news website Is reporting that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. More>>

Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip

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The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month. More>>

Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

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Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of Health and Human Services reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. More>>

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone Video included

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President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster. More>>

Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

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A proposed federal lawsuit shows a former scheduler alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and a hostile work environment against U.S. Rep. John Conyers. More>>

First trial of many begins for inauguration day protests

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Trials are starting for more 160 people arrested during violent anti-Trump protests in Washington on Inauguration Day. More>>

2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban

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2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban, expanding on initial ruling against the proposed policy by Trump's administration. More>>

US warns of risk of missiles from Yemen hitting Saudi Arabia

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The United States is warning Americans traveling to Saudi Arabia about the risk of ballistic missile attacks from neighboring Yemen. More>>

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

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President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival. More>>

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

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Impeachment of Zimbabwe's Mugabe set to begin; ministers told to boycott Cabinet meeting. More>>

Additional remains of US soldier Johnson found in Niger

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The Pentagon says it has recovered additional remains of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. soldiers killed in the African nation of Niger in October. More>>

Judge's ruling doesn't end legal fight over sanctuary cities

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President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities faced a big setback when a federal judge ruled it was unconstitutional. More>>

Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet

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Venezuelan authorities say they have detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's U.S. subsidiary, for alleged corruption. More>>

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

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The White House says President Donald Trump plans to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. More>>

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

Jury weighing fate of suspect in San Francisco pier killing

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A jury may begin deliberations Tuesday on the fate of a Mexican man charged in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier _ a case that sparked a national debate on immigration enforcement. More>>

Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

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The resignation of a Christian conservative state lawmaker in Ohio has opened the floodgates on details of his secret gay life. More>>

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

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The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says the entity responsible for implementing President Donald Trump's travel ban was caught-off guard by his executive order. More>>

The Latest: US says Zimbabwe's people want end to isolation

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe must resign immediately, fired VP Mnangagwa says. More>>

Moore targeted by fellow Republicans' comments in new ad

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The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama's GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad. More>>

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. 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>>

Ivanka Trump to promote female entrepreneurship in India

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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump will be promoting female entrepreneurship at a conference in India next week. More>>

Melania Trump, son Barron receive White House Christmas tree

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Melania Trump has continued a time-honored, first lady tradition: receiving the official White House Christmas tree. More>>

The Latest: Conyers acknowledges settling staffer complaint Video included

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says it's "deeply troubling" that 88-year-old Rep. John Conyers reportedly settled a complaint in 2015 with a female aide who claimed she was fired after spurning his sexual advances. More>>

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

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Japan's leader has welcomed America's re-designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. 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>>

LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

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LaVar Ball questions Trump's involvement in son's release, again declines to thank president. More>>

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>>

Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel

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The Department of Interior denied any wrongdoing Monday after documents surfaced showing government staffers were forced to scramble to accommodate requests from Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife as she accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C. 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>>

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>>

New York Times reporter suspended in harassment probe

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The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates harassment charges. More>>

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch

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President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Marshawn Lynch, a football player for the Oakland Raiders. More>>

Bartiromo says comments about Trump taken out of context

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Fox's Maria Bartiromo says she was taken "wildly out of context" when she said on the air that there has been no sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump. 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>>

China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

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A court in central China has sentenced a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict in a sweeping crackdown on activism. More>>

US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

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Federal officials quietly loosen restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport. 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>>

New Mexico candidate denies past harassment allegations

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A rising star in the Democratic Party who gained national attention for tackling poverty in New Mexico said he will not drop out of the race for lieutenant governor despite renewed scrutiny of allegations that he sexually harassed women. More>>

US hits Iran firms with sanctions for counterfeit Yemen cash

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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on six Iranian men and companies for counterfeiting Yemeni currency as a part of a scheme by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to destabilize the country. More>>

Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare

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The government says higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year. 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>>

Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct Video included

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A news website is reporting that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. More>>

2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

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2 representatives of Chinese energy conglomerate are charged in New York with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister to generate business. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Mueller: Indicted ex-Trump aide's lawyer may have conflict

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Special counsel Robert Mueller says a lawyer for one of Donald Trump's former campaign aides may have a conflict of interest. More>>

The Latest: Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a push to continue "to turn the pressure up.". More>>

Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree

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Melania Trump has continued a time-honored, first lady tradition: accepting the official White House Christmas tree. 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>>

Trump asks Supreme Court for full enforcement of travel ban

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The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. 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>>

White House briefing twist: Give thanks, then ask questions

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added a new, holiday-themed prerequisite for reporters wanting to ask a question at the daily briefing: They had to say what they were thankful for first. More>>

The Latest: Analysts see higher taxes for many _ eventually

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President Donald Trump is promising to give Americans "a huge tax cut for Christmas." Trump said Monday before a Cabinet meeting that a tax overhaul "will bring urgent to relief to hardworking families.". 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>>

Chris Christie gets road named for him in home county

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting a legacy in his home county. More>>

Auditor: Democratic convention bonuses OK under grant terms

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A Pennsylvania government audit says bonuses paid out by organizers of last year's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia didn't violate terms of a $10 million state grant so they don't have to be repaid. 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>>

Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine government

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In a new challenge to the Ukrainian leadership, opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili says Ukraine needs a new Cabinet and he's ready to lead it. More>>

Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison Video included

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The treasury secretary says he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral, and Steven Mnuchin says he's not bothered that some commentators suggested the pair looked like James Bond villains. 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>>

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>>

World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

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The first week of the first trial stemming from the sprawling investigation of FIFA revealed schemes to corrupt world soccer. 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>>

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises fears of targeting

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Recalling an era when FBI spied on activist groups, black leaders and others say bureau's report on black 'extremists' raises old fears. 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>>

Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show

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Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians. More>>

The Latest: Kenya police say 2 dead after court upholds vote

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The Latest: Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win in repeat vote, rejects challenges. More>>

Belarus arrests Ukrainian journalist on spying charges

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Belarus' domestic security agency says it has arrested a Ukrainian journalist on spying charges. More>>

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

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Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)' and says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support GOP tax overhaul. 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>>

Norwegian man sentenced to more than 7 years for joining IS

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Norwegian man sentenced to more than 7 years of prison for joining, fighting alongside IS. More>>

Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health

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Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested a top politician who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money. More>>

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

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The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. 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>>

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

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The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, slightly over half a trillion dollars. 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>>

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

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After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!". 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>>

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>>

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. 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>>

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>>

The Latest: Ruling party says Mugabe impeachment to go ahead Video included

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's parliament 'definitely' will seek Mugabe's impeachment, lawmaker says. More>>

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

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

Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he deleted a Facebook post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women. 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>>

Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

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Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump. 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>>

The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

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The Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians won't give in to what he calls "extortion" after a U.S. threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington. More>>

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

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The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct. 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>>

Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

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Egypt's count has ordered a prominent activist from the country's 2011 uprising to remain in custody pending trial on charges of taking part in an illegal protest. More>>

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

The Latest: GOP congressman calls for ban on elephant hunts

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A Republican congressman is praising President Donald Trump's decision to delay a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be brought into the country but says more needs to be done to protect the animals from extinction. 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>>

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>>

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>>

The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate

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The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for many

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Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage. More>>

Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

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A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner is pushing back after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. More>>

Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself

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Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself, apologizes for his actions during USO tour. More>>

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