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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. Teams including the Texas A&M women's equestrian team, Pennsylvania State University's women's rugby team, and the University of Washington's women's rowing team have gathered around the...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean...
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Weekly Associated Press position rankings for the 2017 season
November 17, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle's Earl Thomas has been voted the NFL's top safety in The Associated Press positional rankings. The Seahawks' playmaking defensive leader easily beat out Minnesota's Harrison Smith and Kansas City's Eric Berry for the No. 1 spot. The voting was conducted by Pro Football Hall...
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A sculpture with polar bear on a spear by Danish artist Jens Galschiot is pictured outside the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 17, 2017 - 12:08 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and how...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak at a newss conference, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 12:07 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's chief backers invoked the Bible in lashing out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct. Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive. Moore ignored...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:45 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech can clinch a bowl berth by beating Duke. The Blue Devils' postseason chances are a lot more complicated than that. The chase for bowl eligibility for both teams is the main subplot when the Yellow Jackets visit Duke on Saturday. For Georgia Tech (5-4, 4-3 Atlantic...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:45 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island politician says Providence schools need security cameras in every classroom, cafeteria and auditorium to ensure student safety. Democratic city Councilman John Igliozzi introduced a proposal Thursday to expand the use of cameras, which are already in place...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, file photo, East Arkansas farmer Reed Storey shows the damage to one of his soybean plants in Marvell, Ark. Storey said half of his soybean crop has shown damage from dicamba, an herbicide that has drifted onto unprotected fields and spawned hundreds of complaints from farmers. Monsanto, a major agribusiness company asked a Pulaski County judge Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 to strike down the rule approved by the state Plant Board earlier this month that would prohibit the use of dicamba from April 16 through Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:43 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A major agribusiness company asked an Arkansas judge Friday to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their fields and caused widespread damage. Monsanto asked a Pulaski...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, arrives as the tax-writing panel begins work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions would forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling with their own wellbeing and boosting premiums for others. Just as important, the drive by GOP senators to undo “Obamacare’s” coverage requirement fits in with Trump administration efforts to write regulations allowing for plans with limited benefits and lower premiums. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun. "I'm telling you, this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old...
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