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Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable....
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Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:46pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children....
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US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Flanked by singed missile remnants, President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations declared Thursday that "undeniable" evidence proves Iran is arming Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest bid by the Trump administration to rally the world against the Persian Gulf nation....
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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:41pm
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds....
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Trump's security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's "America First" vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States, its industry and workers....
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Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of resurgence

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:41am
DETROIT (AP) -- An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history....
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The Latest: FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local):...
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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business....
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4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
PARIS (AP) -- A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said....
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House Speaker says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not leaving Congress anytime soon....
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Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft....
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Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:41am
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children....
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Tavis Smiley, suspended by PBS, vows to fight back

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:40am
NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming....
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Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year, two Republicans said Thursday, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other businesses....
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AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place....
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Fertility doctor faces judge for lying about using own sperm

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:38am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators....
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Ohio high court shields full au

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:38am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members....
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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business....
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Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:37am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying they have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S. political system....
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Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:37am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, says it is laying off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring....
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