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Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018

Trump Russia Probe Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely. Three congressional committees are...


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Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

Sexual Misconduct Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the women who have publicly accused powerful men of preying on them sexually. But the party is in something of a predicament because it is facing allegations about two of its own in Congress: Michigan Rep. John Conyers and Minnesota Sen. Al...


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Jury in traffic death of Harrisburg coach will come from near Kansas City

Jury selection for the trial of a man accused of second-degree murder in the death of a Harrisburg teacher will be in Clay County, northeast of Kansas City, Boone County Circuit Judge Jeff Harris ruled Wednesday. However, Harris declined to let the defendant, Brandon Brill, of Clark, be placed on...


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FACT CHECK: Satanic Temple has not 'teamed up' with Planned Parenthood or ACLU

Rep. Ann Wagner on Satanic Temple U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has been circulating a petition, encouraging constituents to add their names to “Stand for Life” against Satanists, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. She’s posted on Twitter and Facebook, linking to a petition on her campaign website,...


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The Latest: Roy Moore thanks Trump in new fundraising appeal

Trump Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Republican Roy Moore is touting President Donald Trump’s near-endorsement of him in a new fundraising email to supporters. The Republican Senate candidate...


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Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

Sexual Misconduct Democrats-2

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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Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Trump Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump’s near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign. A Thanksgiving-themed...


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US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh....


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Vote to oust Missouri education chief falls 1 vote short

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven said she’s looking forward to “the focus returning to educating our children” following a failed attempt Tuesday to remove her from office. State Board of Education members voted 4-4 during a closed meeting on the question of ousting...


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FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

FCC-Net Neutrality

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on...


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