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    Vulnerable NJ Republican navigates messy Trump era politics

    WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — This is not President Donald Trump’s dinner party. Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, standing in the middle of Ferraro’s dimly lit restaurant dining room, says it’s not necessary to build a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. He raises concerns about the White House’s promised tax overhaul. And he condemns […]
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    Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a broader worry across the military about the need to bolster professionalism within the officer corps […]
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    NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

    The NFL’s players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game, a long-running feud that looms large toward another potential work stoppage after the 2020 season. The two sides in the nation’s most popular professional sports league united on Saturday in a manner unseen in years, sounding a […]
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    Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president sign off on new, more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals […]
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    Price to stop private plane use on business during review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Saturday he will stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done and that he welcomes the review. Price defended the practice of using private planes on Fox News. A spokeswoman has said Price tries to […]
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    Bannon to campaign for Moore in Alabama’s GOP Senate runoff

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is planning to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary runoff. The campaign of former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore confirms that Bannon will speak Monday at a rally along with “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson. The runoff is Tuesday. […]
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    Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in […]
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    Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns remained without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service. The […]
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    The Latest: Melania Trump meets with Prince Harry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump leading the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games in Toronto (all times local): 2:40 p.m. U.S. first lady Melania Trump is meeting with Britain’s Prince Harry in Toronto. Mrs. Trump traveled to the Canadian city to support American athletes participating in the Invictus Games. The […]
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    Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in Michigan, where Donald Trump triumphantly stamped the election last year, are giving the president mixed reviews nine months into his term in light of the all-but-dead effort to undo the Obama-era health care law. While Trump still remains popular with the Michigan GOP’s base, a number of state […]
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    The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korean tensions (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The U.S. is putting on display its military might for North Korea. American bombers and fighter escorts have flown to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such U.S. aircraft this century. The Pentagon […]
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    McCain’s choice: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected. Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an independent streak could not be moved to […]
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    Smithsonian’s black history museum popular destination in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first year, the Smithsonian’s new black museum has become the nation’s top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African-American life in the […]
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    VP Pence to flex fundraising muscle for Republicans

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence went home to Indiana on Friday to pressure the state’s lone Democratic senator to support a GOP tax overhaul. He’ll bounce to Alabama on Monday, campaigning for President Donald Trump’s pick in a special Senate election. And by Thursday, he’s scheduled to be in Milwaukee, headlining a […]
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    The Latest: NFL union defends players’ right to demonstrate

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s remarks about pro football (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The executive director of the NFL players’ union is responding to President Donald Trump’s comments about players who kneel during the national anthem, saying no one should have to “choose a job that forces them to […]
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