Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear
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Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of Americans’ business and personal income taxes through the U.S. House Thursday, edging the nation toward its biggest rewrite in three decades and President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first major legislative triumph after 10 bumpy months of controlling government. However, the mostly party-line … Continue reading

Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release
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Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China. The president’s suggestion came a day after he tweeted: “Do you think the three UCLA basketball players will say thank you President Trump. They were headed for 10 years … Continue reading

Manafort attacks special counsel’s case as ’embellished’
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Manafort attacks special counsel’s case as ’embellished’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller is “embellished.” In a court filing Thursday, attorneys for Paul Manafort defended him as a “successful, international political consultant” who, by nature … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
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Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign policy experts if Russia is annoyed with Trump’s unpredictability, Putin said that it’s … Continue reading

In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation
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In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation

NEW YORK (AP) — Superman and Batman were born, like brothers, in 1938 and 1939, respectively. But psychology professor William Moulton Marston had grander and more progressive aspirations for his comic creation. “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world,” Marston said around the … Continue reading

Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial
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Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder. Jurors deliberated about six hours before finding ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, guilty … Continue reading