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Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

Trump Gillibrand

Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them.


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Federal report finds regression for black managers in financial services industry

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Anyone who works to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, in the federal government or the private sector, knows progress isn’t a straight line. And statistics indicating progress don’t always tell the whole story. A new report by the Government...


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The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

Congress-Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 5 p.m. Congressional aides say Republican negotiators have agreed to lower the top tax rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 37 percent as the final parameters of a sweeping tax package are starting to take shape....


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As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Trump Russia Probe Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he’d morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with...


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As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Trump Russia Probe Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — People close to Michael Flynn are describing the emotional pressures he faced this past year as special counsel Robert Mueller closed in on him and also investigated his son. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser pleaded guilty this month to making false...


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Greitens has cultivated a hard-charging persona in office, but his policy record is a

JEFFERSON CITY • When lawmakers in May threw papers into the air to mark the end of their annual legislative session, first-year Gov. Eric Greitens walked up to a lectern and declared the previous four months “the most successful start of a conservative administration in a generation.” “People sent...


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Whistleblower protections would be restored under Missouri proposal that follows

ST. LOUIS • Whistleblowers in Missouri’s public sector would get new safeguards under a proposal meant to undo one of the effects of a controversial discrimination law passed earlier this year. Supporters say the safegards are necessary as a result of Senate Bill 43, which raises the bar for those...


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Greitens: Governor on the move

Interactive map: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens a road warrior in first year JEFFERSON CITY • Since taking office in January, Eric Greitens has been a governor on the move. According to a Post-Dispatch review, the Republican newcomer has spent the equivalent of seven weeks outside of the state,...


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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Military Transgender

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.


Business

Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups

Health Overhaul Deadline Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In Illinois, some consumers who successfully completed an application for...


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