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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, as House and Senate conferees after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, looks on at far right. Democrats objected to the bill and asked that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:41 am
HONOLULU (AP) — National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to and is...
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Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones waves to reporters as he and his wife Louise leave a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 14, 2017 - 3:41 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones' stunning victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum among voters opposed to President Donald Trump and an indication that...
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Reporters seek a comment from Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., a critic of Alabama Republican Roy Moore who is running for the Senate in a special election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones' shocking win in Alabama, senators from both parties said. Shelby, Alabama's senior senator and the state's most influential official, publicly opposed GOP nominee Roy Moore and declared before the election...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo, Israeli border police officers overlooking the Arab neighborhood of Issawiyah in Jerusalem. When President Donald Trump recognized contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital, he said he was simply acknowledging reality _ but failed to mention Palestinian residents, or 37 percent of the city's population. Despite such an omission and Israel's portrayal of Jerusalem as united, the city's de facto division between Jewish and Arab areas is apparent in the stark differences on the ground. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
December 14, 2017 - 3:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Pedestrians walk on a thick layer of soot from tires set ablaze in frequent clashes with Israeli troops. Cars navigate around potholes in streets littered with garbage. Motorists honk in a traffic jam near an Israeli checkpoint that is framed by the towering cement slabs of Israel'...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:31 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said. Col. Mohamud Aden said that 20 other officers were wounded by the blast, some of them seriously. The...
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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, firefighters keep an eye on flames as pockets of unburned vegetation flare up off Bella Vista Dr. in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. After announcing increased containment on the Thomas fire, one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials Wednesday warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 3:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but danger remains. Coastal communities in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were warned Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the end of an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore didn't concede the election to Democrat Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
December 14, 2017 - 3:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump endorsed two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. Republicans in Washington and around the country say a bungled approach to the Alabama Senate race — in which the president...
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Members of Family Love Alliance, who are behind a judicial review seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal, react in dejection after judges ruled against their case at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The country's top court on Thursday rejected the arguments of the conservative group in a victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 14, 2017 - 3:16 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal in a victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority. The 5-to-4 decision by the nine-judge panel of the Constitutional Court rejected the arguments of a...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:11 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian police say they have killed at least eight Maoist rebels in fighting in southern India. Police officer Amber Kishore says police seized a large cache of arms from the insurgents after the clash Thursday in Telangana state. No police casualties have been reported...
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