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The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election. The company says in a statement Wednesday evening...


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Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines’ longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America’s infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. A House bill that would put the aviation industry in charge of...


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Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON — It’s divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington’s perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack...


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Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say. Trump has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office. Now he...


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Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

Trump Russia Probe Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was...


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Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON — It’s divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington’s perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack...


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On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense

DeVos Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries’ flying habits at taxpayers’ cost have drawn scrutiny. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to...


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SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

SEC Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency’s ability to protect important financial information and comes as Americans are still weighing...


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Open Your Mouth And Say Goo-Goo: Dentists Treating Ever-Younger Patients

Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco. Allen’s crying may be distressing, but his wide-open mouth allows Calvo to begin the exam. She counts his...


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