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Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

Alabama Senate Moore

President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday,...

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The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Palestinians’ office in Washington (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in...


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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

United States Palestinians

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump’s bid...


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Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

Trump Sexual Harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the...


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FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

FBI Black Extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn’t target specific groups, and the report is...


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AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...


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AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that’s been gathering dust for some months. On those occasions and more, his purpose was to illustrate “tremendous success” on his Asia trip, an extended...


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AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has claimed his Asia travels produced “tremendous success.” But Associated Press Fact Checks find little has changed. For example, he’s cited an agreement with China on how to deal with North Korea. China says no such agreement took place. Trump also cites...


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AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has claimed his Asia travels produced “tremendous success.” But Associated Press Fact Checks find little has changed. For example, he’s cited an agreement with China on how to deal with North Korea. China says no such agreement took place. Trump also cites...


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AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has claimed his Asia travels produced “tremendous success.” But Associated Press Fact Checks find little has changed. For example, he’s cited an agreement with China on how to deal with North Korea. China says no such agreement took place. Trump also cites...


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The Latest: Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

Trump Elephant Trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a plan to allow importation of elephant parts (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish...


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