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  • Trump says he should charge CNN for next debate appearance
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 7:16 pm
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump joked Monday that he may charge CNN for appearing in the next GOP primary debate -- but probably won't because he'd be called a "chicken."
  • Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 7:16 pm
    Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language.
  • Clinton rallies with female Senate Democrats _ except Warren
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 6:04 pm
    Linking arms in a Capitol Hill ballroom, Hillary Clinton received a public embrace Monday from 13 female Democratic senators who praised her as a trailblazing leader ready to be president. But there was one noticeable absence: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: New Speaker, new facial hair
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 5:28 pm
    New House Speaker. New look: facial hair.
  • From Homeland to hair: Clinton emails peek into the personal
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 4:40 pm
    The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine.
  • GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 4:28 pm
    A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe.
  • Clinton presses Venezuela to uphold will of voters
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 4:24 pm
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says Venezuela's voters should have the final say in their country's congressional elections.
  • Obama offers governors individualized reports on refugees
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 4:12 pm
    The White House is proposing to offer governors individualized reports about refugees in their states.
  • Senate confirms Obama's pick for USAID administrator
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 3:32 pm
    The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development after months of delay rooted in a separate dispute over the international nuclear deal with Iran.
  • EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 3:04 pm
    The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
  • House may move quickly to overhaul visa waiver program
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:20 pm
    Congress may move quickly to overhaul a program that allows travel to the U.S. with no visa, something that has come under criticism following the Paris terror attacks.
  • US criticizes imprisonment of China media freedom activist
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:08 pm
    The United States is criticizing China's imprisonment of a media freedom activist who was sentenced to six years after the late addition of charges that his attorneys were not given a chance to defend against.
  • White House fence jumper released from custody
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:04 pm
    A college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag was released from custody on Monday, and his attorney said he hoped to resolve the case without going to trial.
  • Rubio: Radical jihadists using refugee crisis as cover
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 2:04 pm
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that radical jihadists are using the Syrian refugee crisis as cover to send terrorists to the West and that it's impossible for the United States to vet some migrants from the region.
  • AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
    Associated Press | November 30, 2015 1:45 pm
    Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.