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    AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — China is more of an adversary than an ally on North Korea, according to a leading Republican senator and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who declared during a wide-ranging interview Thursday that Pyongyang’s push for an atomic arsenal actually benefits Beijing. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas told The Associated Press the […]
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    Bredesen joins race to succeed Sen. Corker in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide election in Tennessee, touted his problem-fixing credentials on Thursday in announcing his bid to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Bredesen was a successful health care entrepreneur before winning election to two terms each as Nashville mayor and […]
  • World

    Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other disputes were secondary. “The issue that stands in the way is Ukraine,” Tillerson said. The assessment from America’s top diplomat notably played […]
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    On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned to his supporters at home. For Trump, the proclamation was an important way to make good on a pledge to his political […]
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    Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he’s resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats. But he fired a defiant parting shot at President Donald Trump and other Republicans he said have survived much worse accusations. […]
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    Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer. It’s the latest dilemma in a field that already […]
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    FBI director defends his agency against Trump’s attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering strident attacks on his agency from the president who appointed him, FBI Director Chris Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, “There is no finer institution, and no finer people, than the men and women who work there and are its very […]
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    Powerful allies molded Trump’s view on Jerusalem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years ago, novice presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed by a group of influential Jewish Republicans when he punted a question about whether he backed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. On Wednesday, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to take that position, capping a steady, if unlikely, evolution for a […]
  • Lifestyle

    A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s one of Medicaid’s challenges. While low-income people are more likely to struggle with health problems such as smoking and depression, new research shows many are motivated to improve. Thursday’s study from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index found that 40 percent of people on Medicaid say they’re in fair or poor health, compared […]
  • Lifestyle

    Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets

    BEND, Ore. (AP) — Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They’re selling well. “The ‘Up and Moving’ is for joints and for pain,” he explains. “The ‘Calm and Quiet’ is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety.” People anxious to […]
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    Key events related to misconduct allegations against Franken

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key events related to allegations of sexual misconduct by Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken: NOV. 16 A Los Angeles radio anchor accuses Franken of forcibly kissing her while they were rehearsing during a 2006 USO tour. KABC anchor Leeann Tweeden also made public a photo that shows Franken smiling, with his hands […]
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    Government wants delay of transgender military enlistment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is asking a judge to put on hold a requirement that it begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military on Jan. 1. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in October barred President Donald Trump’s administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service. Part of […]
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    Source: Former Tennessee Gov. Bredesen running for Senate

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has been calling potential donors to let them know he plans to join the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. A prominent supporter confirmed he had spoken to Bredesen, the most recent Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, about the […]
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    Project Veritas founder honored by conservative group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — James O’Keefe, the right-wing activist whose Project Veritas organization recently attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post, was honored Wednesday night by a conservative religious organization. The award was presented by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in a ceremony at Washington’s Trump International hotel. O’Keefe […]
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    Utah GOP rallies for Romney after Bannon remark on his faith

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s allies lashed out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday, a day after he said at an Alabama rally that Romney and his family “hid behind” their Mormon religion to avoid military service. Sen. Orrin Hatch and other prominent Utah Republicans criticized Bannon for comments they said […]
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