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DEFAULT 2017: Morning Briefing Newsletter Registration Slab, Inline for Posts

Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also here illegally, have already made plans in case they are arrested by immigration police: The couple, who...


Government

The Latest: Some in GOP cheered by Moore loss in Alabama

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate election (all times local): 9 p.m. Some establishment-minded Republicans are cheering Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama’s Senate race. The prospect of a high-profile Republican senator dogged by sexual misconduct accusations had unnerved a GOP that’s...


National

GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party’s scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. Yet all is not well in a party confronted with new rounds of infighting and a suddenly shrinking Senate...


Government

The Latest: Trump Jr. finishes 9-hour interview in Senate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Donald Trump Jr. has finished a nine-hour interview with the Senate intelligence committee, concluding his third interview on Capitol Hill as part of probes into Russian...


Business

The Latest: China raises key policy rate after Fed's hike

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The People’s Bank of China says it is responding to market forces by raising the rate charged by its one-year lending facility by 0.05 percentage points to 3.25 percent. Rates paid on bank...


Government

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

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Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president.


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Republicans criticize Mueller's probe, but want him to stay

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ratcheted up criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling Wednesday, questioning whether there was bias on his team of lawyers but stopping short of calling for his firing or resignation. The criticism directed toward Deputy Attorney...


Government

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed said Wednesday that it’s...


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The Latest: Trump lauds deal on GOP tax cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 3:24 p.m. President Donald Trump is explaining how the tax-overhaul plan working its way through Congress would cut tax bills for middle-class families. Speaking in the grand foyer of the White House, Trump called on...


Government

Fear Compromises The Health, Well-Being Of Immigrant Families, Report Finds

Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also here illegally, have already made plans in case they are arrested by immigration police: The couple, who...


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