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    Air Force: No plans to recall retired pilots to fix shortage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it doesn’t plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots. Ann Stefanek, the chief of Air Force media operations, said Sunday the added power provided by Trump is appreciated but the Air Force […]
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    Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

    DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts after President Donald Trump used his speech at […]
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    Hillary Clinton to campaign for NJ Democrat in governor race

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is set to campaign for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy days after former President Barack Obama campaigned for him. The Associated Press obtained a copy of an invitation to the Sunday event in Harrison. Comedian Whoopi Goldberg will also be there. Individual tickets for the event featuring […]
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    Illinois governor’s race could be costliest in US history

    CHICAGO (AP) — The 2018 Illinois governor’s race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, propelled by a wealthy Republican incumbent and a billionaire Democrat who are airing TV ads and hopping private planes to campaign events more than a year before Election Day. J.B. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt […]
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    Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

    President Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness. This past week, two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel’s agenda and demanding answers about its activities. That comes […]
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    Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn’t want you to assume he’s steering himself toward the White House. At least not yet. “I have a job I love,” Garcetti said as he makes the rounds at the Democratic National Committee’s annual meeting in […]
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    Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the […]
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    The Latest: Trump tweetstorm praises his accomplishments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump. (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to balance growing concerns about the legal troubles facing his administration with claims that he is one of the most productive presidents in U.S. history. His critics argue that Trump has accomplished little on the legislative […]
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    The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The five living former presidents have attended a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W Bush, Bill […]
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    Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday. It’s the first such commitment by Trump, who […]
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    Democratic chairman: Trump ‘most dangerous’ president ever

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party’s left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an “existential threat” to the nation. “We have the most dangerous president in […]
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    Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn’t want you to assume he’s steering himself toward the White House. At least not yet. “I have a job I love,” Garcetti says as he makes the rounds at the Democratic National Committee’s annual meeting in […]
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    APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence. Derrick Johnson, 49, of Jackson, Mississippi, was hired as the NAACP’s 19th president and CEO after having served as interim leader since July and previously as vice chairman of the NAACP board of […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they’d never heard from him after losing their loved ones in military service. The suddenly fraught and politically charged subject overshadowed other misfires from the president, […]
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    Tillerson’s Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he’ll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran. While the United […]
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