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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Republicans, speaks to the media following a vote on tax reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:45 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for another round of pre-talks on forming a new German government at the headquarters of her Christian Democratic Union in Berlin Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 7:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties are pushing hard to reach an agreement on climate change and immigration, two key issues where compromises are needed if they are to move ahead with coalition talks. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 16, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House consideration of the tax overhaul (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code. At the Tax Foundation's 80th...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 16, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Sen. Bob Menendez bribery trial (all times local): 5 p.m. New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says Menendez...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a church revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 16, 2017 - 3:56 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Roy Moore and the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump believes the voters of Alabama should decide Roy Moore's fate and finds the allegations against the Republican Senate...
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House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, is welcomed by House Republicans including from left, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., as they arrive to speak to the media following a vote on the GOP tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. The near party-...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burr and Sen. Thom Tillis issued statements Nov. 15, saying they will vote against Michael Dourson to serve as head of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 16, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson's nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements saying they...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party Kem Sokha prays during a Buddhist ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on anti-government protesters in 1997, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The government accuses the Cambodia National Rescue Party of involvement in a plot to topple the government and has asked the judiciary to dissolve it. CNRP officials have denied the charges, saying they are politically motivated. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:54 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Supreme Court ordered the main opposition party to be dissolved on Thursday, dealing a crushing blow to democratic aspirations in the increasingly oppressive Southeast Asian state. The decision clears the way for the nation's authoritarian leader to remain in...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to boxes of petitions supporting the Republican tax reform bill that is set for a vote later this week as he arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 15, 2017 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting his nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements Wednesday saying they will vote...
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