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    Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week. The president’s proclamation on Bears Ears National Monument also contained a little-known plan that changes the makeup of a tribal advisory commission for […]
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    Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to bar transgender individuals […]
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    The Latest: Trump to make final pitch for GOP tax plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax plan (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is making his final pitch for the Republican tax plan in a speech to the American people. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says Trump will deliver a speech Wednesday on how tax reform will help taxpayers and their […]
  • Money

    In tax push, Trump’s team uses a dubious growth estimate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department just gave Republicans ammunition that their tax cuts would pay for themselves. But the one-page memo relies on a mathematical gimmick: It includes an assumption that tax cuts and other Trump administration policies would cause the economy to expand at a 2.9 percent annual pace over 10 years. Economic […]
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    Judge warns Manafort: No more op-eds about federal case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that he shouldn’t be trying his case in the press. That includes drafting opinion essays published in other countries. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Paul Manafort that his editing of an op-ed that appeared in an English-language newspaper in […]
  • AP

    Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president’s federal tax information before his election last year. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea […]
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    Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a top Democratic lawmaker dismissed as “fake math.” Trump’s pitch will focus on how the […]
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    Charge dropped for ‘It’s OK To Be White’ commentator

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the University of Connecticut as he prepared to give a speech titled “It’s OK To Be White.” Lucian Wintrich, the White House correspondent for the right-wing website Gateway Pundit, was […]
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    Firm denies Flynn texted its director on US sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An investment firm that once hired Michael Flynn has denied he sent text messages during President Donald Trump’s inauguration indicating U.S. sanctions would be “ripped up” so a nuclear reactor project in the Middle East involving Russian interests could proceed. The firm, however, cited only one set of cell phone records to […]
  • AP

    #MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year’s presidential election. Now the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to Trump and his past conduct. Several of his accusers are urging Congress to investigate his behavior, and a number of Democratic lawmakers are demanding his resignation. […]
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    Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate. The president tweeted six attacks on what he calls “fake news” over the weekend, […]
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    The Latest: Moore’s wife: ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew’

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The wife of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is defending her husband against accusations of bigotry by pointing out that one of their attorneys “is a Jew.” Kayla Moore made the comment at a rally for her husband in […]
  • National News

    Supreme Court won’t hear dispute involving NC TV network

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against a North Carolina city for allegedly discriminating against an African-American-owned television network will go forward after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case. The Supreme Court’s announcement Monday that it would not get involved in the dispute leaves in place a ruling of the U.S. Court […]
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    Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn’t protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The court on Monday declined to take up the question of whether a law that bars workplace discrimination “because of…sex” covers discrimination against someone […]
  • AP

    Not Real News: Alabama Senate race spurs false reports

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama’s high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign’s final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct had recanted. […]
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