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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by … Continue reading

GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears
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GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party’s health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can’t afford to lose. A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump and top Republicans … Continue reading

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Allfirst to invest $130,000 in Suffolk headquarters and add jobs

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, March 21, that Allfirst, L.L.C., an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk. The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and retrain up to 62 existing employees to operate the equipment and perform other functions. Allfirst … Continue reading

Justices won’t hear Menendez appeal in corruption case
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Justices won’t hear Menendez appeal in corruption case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. … Continue reading

Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii
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Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. Officials with NOAA said Thursday the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened at Blue Ocean Mariculture, the same … Continue reading

Marion Cotillard, partner welcome 2nd child, a baby girl
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Marion Cotillard, partner welcome 2nd child, a baby girl

Marion Cotillard is now a mother of two. The French actress’ representative has confirmed a People magazine report that she and partner Guillaume Canet (gee-YOOM’ KAN’-ay) have welcomed a daughter. The couple also has a 5-year-old son. The 41-year-old Cotillard hasn’t revealed the baby’s name. Cotillard starred alongside Canet in the French-Belgian film “Love Me … Continue reading

Brooklyn Museum highlights Georgia O’Keeffe as style icon
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Brooklyn Museum highlights Georgia O’Keeffe as style icon

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum is highlighting Georgia O’Keeffe’s role as a style icon. The Brooklyn Museum exhibit — titled “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” — features clothing, paintings and photos. It’s part of a yearlong project celebrating feminist thinking. Guest curator Wanda M. Corn studied six decades worth of O’Keeffe’s garments … Continue reading