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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, with from left, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The White House has already begun work on one of Trump’s next priorities: welfare reform. He said changes were “desperately needed in our country” and that his administration would soon offer plans. In October, Trump said at a Cabinet meeting that welfare reform was “becoming a very, very big subject, and people are taking advantage of the system.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 24, 2017 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. Now, President Donald Trump wants...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, front left, and the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, Rodrigo Londono, known by the alias Timochenko, shake hands after signing the peace agreement between Colombia's government and the FARC to end over 50 years of conflict, in Cartagena, Colombia. As war-weary Colombia marks the first anniversary of the peace accord's signing on Friday Nov. 24 2017, the hopeful mood has dimmed.(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
November 24, 2017 - 12:05 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When rebel commander Rodrigo Londono signed a peace deal committing his troops to laying down their weapons, it was heralded as the best chance in decades to end Latin America's oldest and bloodiest armed conflict. But as war-weary Colombia marks the first anniversary of the...
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November 23, 2017 - 11:29 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Future New Jersey governors couldn't be caught like Gov. Chris Christie enjoying the July Fourth holiday on a state beach while it was closed to the public during a government shutdown under a proposal advancing through the Democrat-led Legislature. A Senate committee this week...
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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in Essen. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 23, 2017 - 9:41 am
ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech. The company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office in the western city of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 23, 2017 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 22, 2017 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women — and some men — who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond. Allegations...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:55 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Susan Anderson, Elon University (THE CONVERSATION) The tax package pending in Congress includes a provision that would leave churches and other nonprofits, which by law must be...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:09 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Tanya D. Marsh, Wake Forest University (THE CONVERSATION) Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who claimed inspiration for an apocalyptic race war from the Beatles’ “White Album,”...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 22 Los Angeles Times on the Thanksgiving turkey: Observing an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, President Trump pardoned two big white fluffy turkeys Tuesday in a photo op at the White House. (Named Drumstick and Wishbone, the...
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FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Super Bowl proposition bets are displayed on a board at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook race and sports book in Las Vegas. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Dec. 4, 2017, as the state of New Jersey challenges a 1992 law forbidding state-authorized sports gambling in all but four states that met a 1991 deadline to legalize it: Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:31 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court. Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling...
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