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Explosion reported in Manhattan; New York police say one person in custody

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A suspect who set off an explosion in the New York City subway was taken into custody after the...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, then...


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Suspect in car attack faces new 1st-degree murder charge

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally this summer in Charlottesville had his most serious charge upgraded to first-degree murder Thursday. James Alex Fields appeared in court for a preliminary hearing, where...


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Music promoter dangled possible Putin meeting for Trump during campaign

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. About a month after Donald Trump launched his presidential bid, a British music promoter suggested his Russian pop-star client could arrange for the new candidate to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post. The...


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House interview with longtime Trump aide fuels tension on intelligence panel

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A planned House Intelligence Committee interview with President Donald Trump’s longtime personal assistant in New York next week has inflamed long-simmering tensions on the panel, as Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to limit their participation in...


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Trump pledges to whittle federal regulations down to 1960 levels

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to scale back the scope of federal regulations to the level it stood in 1960, suggesting that he could get there “fairly quickly” by pushing ahead with a deregulatory effort that has wiped dozens of rules off the...


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DeVos hit with two lawsuits in one day over backlog of student debt relief claims

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Pressure is mounting on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to take action on thousands of federal student loan forgiveness applications languishing at the U.S. Department of Education. On Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra suedDeVos and the department...


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House to vote on spending bill that Senate won't pass, rekindling shutdown showdown

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders filed a government funding bill late Wednesday that bows to the wishes of conservative lawmakers but is widely seen as unpassable in the Senate because of Democratic opposition. The move sets up a showdown between the two chambers...


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Farenthold won't seek re-election amid allegations of sexual harassment

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A congressman under scrutiny for allegations that he sexually harassed female staff members and created a hostile work environment announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection next year. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who settled a complaint with...


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Health care companies, banks drive lower close for US stocks

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Health care companies and banks drove U.S. stocks lower Thursday, pulling major indexes below their recent highs. The afternoon slide, which erased gains from earlier in the day, came on news that some Republican senators’ support for the GOP’s proposed tax overhaul bill was faltering. Small-...


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Sen. Bob Menendez tells Justice Department, 'If you want to prosecute, bring it on'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., plans to take steps next month to force the Justice Department to decide whether to retry him on corruption charges - saying that public comments by jurors in his corruption trial bolster his doubts about the government’s case. If charges...


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