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    Report on Kentucky legislator spotlights nonprofits’ role

    CINCINNATI (AP) — It began from a late-night text message with a trusted source’s tip. Seven months later, after more than 100 interviews and scouring thousands of pages of documents, a small nonprofit center devoted to investigative reporting in Kentucky released its stunning findings on the dark history of a bombastic church pastor-turned-state legislator. The […]
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    Report on Kentucky legislator spotlights nonprofits’ role

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky news organization’s in-depth expose this week on a pastor-turned-politician highlights the increasing role of such nonprofit, nontraditional newsrooms in the United States. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting’s series on Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson included the detailed account of a woman who said the pastor sexually assaulted her. Johnson […]
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    Complex life of Kentucky legislator ends in suicide

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky lawmaker’s resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to hundreds of people at Ground Zero. But Republican Dan Johnson’s carefully […]
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    Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved. The Florida senator declared Thursday that he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless […]
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    Firefighter assigned to largest California blaze dies

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A 32-year-old firefighter assigned to the largest wildfire burning in Southern California has died. Officials wouldn’t say how Cory Iverson was killed Thursday. The massive blaze he was working on northwest of Los Angeles has become the fourth-largest in California history. And the dry, windy conditions that helped its spread […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s iffy numbers on regulation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they’ve been able to roll back over most of this year. Here’s a look at some of Trump’s statements about regulations and the economy Thursday and how they compare with […]
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    California issues 1st licenses for legal pot market

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1. The 20 temporary licenses — some of which were for the previously existing medical […]
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    White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. The administration was laying the groundwork for such a drive even before an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was […]
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    Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections. The deeply divided country is more concerned about health care and the economy than any collusion with […]
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    Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package in the Senate with a razor-thin majority and all Democrats opposed to the legislation. McCain, 81, of Arizona, is […]