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Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

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Missouri lawmakers say Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change state tax laws. More>>

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

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Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. More>>

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

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Myanmar's military, once despised for its stranglehold on the country, has seen its popularity surge alongside a rise in nationalism that has accompanied a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

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Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it. More>>

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee. More>>

GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

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Republicans are still struggling to get their stories straight nearly a week after a meeting in which President Donald Trump is said to have made vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. More>>

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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Disgruntled conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

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White House doctor says President Donald Trump did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening he requested. More>>

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

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The Navy says it is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two ships involved in fatal collisions last year. More>>

The Latest: Puigdemont vows to restore Catalan Cabinet

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Three jailed Catalan politicians are seeking permission from Catalonia's new regional parliament to allow them to vote through delegated colleagues so as to maintain a pro-independence bloc's slim majority in the chamber. More>>

Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

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A new report by the group Freedom House says basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts. More>>

Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

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Palestinian leader blasts Trump again over Jerusalem, saying Jerusalem decision was 'sinful'. More>>

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant. More>>

Young Hong Kong activist Wong gets second prison term

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A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests. More>>

Netanyahu says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year

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Israeli PM says US Embassy to move to Jerusalem this year, much sooner than Trump administration estimated. More>>

German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

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German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts" _ popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway _ the non-word of 2017. More>>

US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales

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Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. More>>

Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle

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Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle. More>>

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work

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An attorney who works in the office of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reached out to a suburban St. Louis attorney on a fact-finding mission hours before news of the governor's extramarital affair broke. More>>

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown Video included

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The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power. More>>

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

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The White House is expected to provide a fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up in office last Friday. More>>

Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

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Trump goes after the Democrat who brought coarse remarks about Africa, Haiti to surface. More>>

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

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Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront Chile's sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasing. More>>

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

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An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. More>>

Wall Street executive replaces Christie, targets Trump

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New Jersey's next governor tweeted out morning wishes to the state. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test

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President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening. More>>

The Latest: GOP lacking votes to keep government open

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House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to avert a government shutdown this weekend. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson says US seeks diplomacy with NKorea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America's side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. More>>

US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

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A U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half. More>>

The Latest: Homeland secretary unclear on Trump vulgarity

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Donald Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system," as the fall-out continues from Trump's reported use of a vulgarity to describe some African countries. More>>

New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

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The new U.S. Embassy denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location is set to open to the public. More>>

Richardson seeks to resolve Myanmar crisis, free journalists

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Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he hopes two Reuters journalists will be freed in conjunction with next week's visit by an international advisory panel seeking to resolve the crisis in Myanmar. More>>

Justice Dept backs archdiocese in Christmas transit ad fight

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The Justice Department is supporting the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight against D.C.'s subway system, which rejected an ad for the organization's Christmas fundraising effort. More>>

Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

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Watchdog group finds foreign governments, political campaign among big spenders at Trump properties in 2017. More>>

Weekend derailment is latest black eye for DC subway system

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A derailment over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is only the latest problem for the dysfunctional D.C. subway system that Washingtonians love to hate. More>>

Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

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Chelsea Manning's intention to run for U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. More>>

Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken. More>>

US agency to work with states to ensure proper safety alerts

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the agency will be working with states to ensure they follow proper protocols when issuing safety alerts and can quickly retract incorrect alerts, like Hawaii's warning of a ballistic missile. More>>

Supreme Court won't take case of ex-NY assembly speaker

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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. More>>

Trump, Kazakh president discuss North Korea nuclear threat

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President Donald Trump has welcomed Kazakhstan's president to the White House. More>>

Trump talks North Korea, trade with Chinese President Xi

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The White House says President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are hopeful that talks between North Korea and South Korea "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior.". More>>

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

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Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. More>>

Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Florida judge

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The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014. More>>

MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out Trump for comments on immigrants. More>>

Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

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A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure. More>>

The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

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Pope Francis is begging the forgiveness of Chileans for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been sexually abused by priests. More>>

Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

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Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries are backtracking. More>>

Hong Kong court to rule later on 3 activists' prison terms

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Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. More>>

Unsolved civil rights-era murder divides scholars, residents

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The unsolved murder of a Hispanic New Mexico jailer has divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates for decades. More>>

Trump goes after the Dem who surfaced his immigration remark

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Criticized for recent comments about Haiti and African nations, Trump says he's not a racist. More>>

Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over

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New Jersey is saying farewell to GOP Gov. Chris Christie and hello to incoming Democrat, Phil Murphy, a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat and businessman. More>>

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

In Chile, pope met with protests, passion and skepticism

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Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. More>>

Trump disputes newspaper quote attributed to him on NKorea

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President Donald Trump is disputing a quote attributed to him during a newspaper interview about relations with North Korea's leader. More>>

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday Video included

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Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House. More>>

Coal baron's 'action plan' became Trump policy initiatives

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The head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for roll backs of key environmental and mine safety regulations. More>>

Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor

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President Donald Trump's White House doctor is declaring him in 'excellent health' after his first medical checkup as president. More>>

Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

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President Donald Trump marks first King holiday in office out of sight and buffeted by claims he used a vulgarity to describe African countries. More>>

Russia slams US demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

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The German government says it will seek more detail on what the U.S. wants regarding the nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump demanded that European allies fix what he called "terrible flaws.". More>>

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack. More>>

Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

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Chris Kennedy has made gun violence a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

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The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana in a potentially uncomfortable position. More>>

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

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Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. More>>

Trump congratulates new leaders of Virginia, New Jersey

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Trump offers congratulations to new leaders of Virginia and New Jersey. More>>

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees and to make additional donations contingent on changes to the organization. More>>

Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

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President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead.". More>>

Man files complaint, says ex-Gov. Spitzer threatened him

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Detectives are looking into a man's claim that disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer threatened to stab him during an irate interaction in a restaurant. More>>

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. More>>

Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

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Americans say they are increasingly confused and concerned about who can be trusted to tell them the truth about what's happening in Washington these days. More>>

The Latest: Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

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A Republican senator says President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week. More>>

Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

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Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about immigration have worsened the divide among evangelicals about his presidency. More>>

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite. More>>

World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

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President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it. More>>

Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

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President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term describing African countries has left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups in the U.S. scrambling to distance themselves from him. More>>

NATO chief: UN convention won't rid world of nuclear arms

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NATO's secretary general says the military alliance supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through the United Nations convention on nuclear weapons. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

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Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. More>>

Missouri governor inspired disputes before affair was public

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Missouri governor inspired disputes before affair was public. More>>

Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway

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A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. More>>

Czech president leads voting, but will face runoff election

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The Czechs are casting ballots for a second day in their presidential election and the incumbent, anti-migrant President Milos Zeman, is considered the favorite. More>>

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

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Lawmakers slam Trump's comments on Africa as racist, unhelpful to immigration negotiations. More>>

Recent events suggest Trump's Russia woes aren't going away

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2018 has begun with a flurry of developments in the investigations of President Donald Trump, his 2016 campaign and Russia, dashing White House optimism. More>>

South Africa's new party leader targets 'billions' in graft

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South Africa's likely next leader targets 'billions' in graft in push to revive economy, party. More>>

Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

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The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. More>>

Federal agency returns to accepting requests under DACA

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Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests from young immigrants to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program known as DACA. More>>

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

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Some say legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at odds with current social, political climate on first holiday under President Trump. More>>

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

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Some say legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at odds with current social, political climate on first holiday under President Trump. More>>

Arizona Republican embraces Trump in high-profile Senate bid

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In battleground Arizona, former fighter pilot bear hugs Trump in a premier Senate contest. More>>

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

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Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception. More>>

Diplomats scramble to contain outrage over Trump's remarks

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American diplomats are scrambling to salvage their nation's bonds with Africa, Haiti and even the celebrated "special relationship" with Britain after President Donald Trump deeply offended much of the world with the most undiplomatic of remarks. More>>

Senator questions protecting Florida from drilling

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The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday. More>>

Some media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks

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President Trump's off-color remarks about immigration lead to more media figures labeling him as racist, instead of just criticizing his words or actions. More>>

The Latest: Czech president willing to debate challenger

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Czech President Milos Zeman has failed to win re-election during the first round of voting and will face a runoff election in two weeks against the former head of the country's Academy of Sciences. More>>

Debate over whether Trump is racist revived by comments

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Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist. More>>

Trump waives Iran sanctions, gives nuke deal 'last chance'

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President Donald Trump has delivered an ultimatum to European allies to fix the "terrible flaws" in the Iran nuclear deal. More>>

Iran rejects Trump's demand for changing nuclear deal

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Iran says it won't accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European allies did not fix its "terrible flaws.". More>>

Trump's year: Congress bickers over Russia, Mueller looms

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The conclusions of congressional investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections are in doubt. More>>

'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

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Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention; while governments hesitated at criticism, the continent's young population wasn't so shy. More>>

Missouri governor seeks path forward after affair admission

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be digging in for a fight to preserve his political life after admitting to an affair but denying anything more. More>>

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

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Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record on confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. More>>

Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn star to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. More>>

GOP moderates furious, leaders muted on Trump furor

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GOP leaders are mostly staying quiet but more moderate Republicans are reacting sharply against President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about countries in Africa. More>>

Trump partly denies, also defends vulgar immigrant comments Video included

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President Donald Trump's dismissal of Haiti and certain African countries with a vulgar expression has created a furor. More>>

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

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President Donald Trump will be the patient himself, not the commander in chief comforting them, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital this week. More>>

Trump hands nuke deal 'last chance,' waives Iran sanctions

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will extend waivers on Iran sanctions, keeping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle the deal. More>>

Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist

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Trump's words rip open the debate over whether he's racist. More>>

The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'is in excellent health'

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Donald Trump is sitting for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed, undergoing a physical exam amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit. More>>

The Latest: US embassy tries to calm Africa's Trump outrage

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The Latest: African Union 'alarmed' by Trump's vulgar comment on immigrants from the continent. More>>

The Latest: Trump defends remarks about Africa, Haiti

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President Donald Trump is calling a bipartisan immigration proposal "a big step backwards" and claiming that it would force the U.S. "to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly.". More>>

Trump: No trip to London since embassy site is a 'bad deal'

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President Donald Trump says he canceled upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the choice of new embassy. More>>

Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

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The Supreme Court has agreed to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force people to pay more for some things and let states recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue. More>>

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

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Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record on confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. More>>

$300k to settle sex discrimination claims against Congress

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Congress has paid almost $300,000 in taxpayer funds to settle employment claims that include sexual harassment and sex discrimination since 2003. More>>

Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

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The Supreme Court will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. More>>

Ex-fighter pilot launches bid to replace Arizona Sen. Flake

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Congresswoman Martha McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest. More>>

Prosecutors propose May 14 trial date for Manafort, Gates

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Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's team say they intend to seek a May 14 trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his business associate, Rick Gates. More>>

Insurgents lure US, Afghan team to meeting, then open fire

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The U.S. military says a U.S. and Afghan team was lured to a meeting by insurgents posing as friendly militia members in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a shootout and a coalition airstrike on the compound. More>>

Supreme Court to hear appeal over Texas redistricting

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. More>>

House OKs spy program after conflicting Trump tweets

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House votes to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program after a confusing morning of Trump tweets. More>>

Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'? Video included

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Congressional lawmakers have launched a new effort to find a compromise on immigration issues. More>>

The Latest: Iran nuke deal survives with Trump waivers

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President Donald Trump has extended waivers of nuclear sanctions against Iran. More>>

The Latest: McSally embraces Trump in Arizona Senate bid

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Arizona congresswoman Martha McSally is embracing President Donald Trump and his hardline immigration rhetoric as she launches her bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. More>>

Anti-migrant incumbent favored in Czech presidential vote

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The Czechs are electing a new president with eight candidates hoping to unseat the current controversy-courting leader. More>>

European Parliament report urges 2 Malta officials removed

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A European Parliament report says two top Maltese officials should be removed and brought to justice for alleged money laundering, saying their continued role in government is fueling the perception of impunity on the Mediterranean island. More>>

The Latest: White House: Trump didn't reject UK state visit

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The White House says that President Donald Trump's tweet canceling a trip to London was in reference to a visit for the opening of the new U.S. embassy and that efforts to schedule a later state visit continue. More>>

GOP struggles to woo candidates in states where Trump won

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Republican Kevin Cramer's decision to forgo a Senate campaign in North Dakota is the latest snag for Republicans clinging to a paper-thin majority in the Senate. More>>

Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

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Members of the Haitian community react to President Donald Trump's words about immigrants. More>>

Trump convenes experts on overhaul of nation's prison system

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President Donald Trump is convening a group of governors, criminal justice experts and faith-based leaders to discuss ways of overhauling the nation's prison system with an eye toward reducing the rate of recidivism. More>>

US VP Pence, Poland's PM exchange invites to visit

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki have exchanged invitations to visit and the details are to be worked out soon. More>>

Democrats want to interview Ivanka Trump in Russia probe

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he wants to interview the president's daughter as part of the panel's Russia investigation, along with other witnesses who he says Republicans aren't inviting. More>>

Medicaid recipients to get work requirements

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Trump's Medicaid work requirement rewrites health care rules for "able-bodied" poor. More>>

Sexual misconduct allegations topple many state lawmakers

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Sexual misconduct allegations have led to the resignations or demotions of numerous state lawmakers around the country in the past year. More>>

Report: Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

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President Donald Trump has suggested in an interview that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declines to say whether they have spoken. More>>

Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

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The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. More>>

States tackling shortcomings in sexual misconduct policies

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A 50-state review by The Associated Press has found that about a third of all state legislative chambers don't require lawmakers to receiving training about sexual harassment policies. More>>

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

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President Donald Trump is suggesting that a key program to collect foreign intelligence could have been used to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign. More>>

Missouri governor admits having affair but denies blackmail

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he was "unfaithful" in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. More>>

Russia dismisses Democratic US Senate report as unfounded

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The Kremlin says a new report by Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the U.S. throughout Europe is unfounded. More>>

Senator: Drilling plan carve-out for Florida may be illegal

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Another Republican governor is asking the Trump administration to exclude his state from a plan to open more U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. More>>

N Korea: Popularity of 'Fire and Fury' foretells Trump's end

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North Korea has found good material to attack President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff's bombshell new book, "Fire and Fury". More>>

The Latest: Trump renews push for wall in immigration deal

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Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says an immigration working group is just "five white guys.". More>>

Teacher: Board head should resign; marshal 'needs training'

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The Louisiana teacher whose widely viewed arrest sparked online outrage has returned to work while fallout from the incident rages on. More>>

US military probes video of possible shots at civilian truck

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The U.S. military is investigating a video posted on an Internet website showing what appears to be a U.S. service member shooting at a civilian truck while driving in Afghanistan. More>>

State Dept disavows comments by US ambassador to Netherlands

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The State Department is disavowing 2015 comments made by the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands in which he said that the "Islamic movement" was creating chaos in Europe and suggested extremists were burning politicians and cars in the Netherlands. More>>

Auto efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets

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New data show gas mileage for 2016 model year vehicles sold in the U.S. made smaller than expected gains in fuel economy over the last year, though new cars are generally sipping less gas and spewing less plant-warming carbon emissions. More>>

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans

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Native Americans are documenting voting rights abuses across the country in an effort to improve access to the polls. More>>

Trump group says memo should have kept email from prosecutor

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The transition group for President Donald Trump contends that a memo in the hands of the General Services Administration will support its side in a dispute with the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling. More>>

Poland's president: EU institutions led to 'disillusionment'

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Poland's president says that European Union institutions bear some responsibility for what he called "social disillusionment" with integration, and has called on them to be more attentive to the needs of member nations. More>>

Casino interests gave to Indiana's Rokita as he pushed bill

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An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to drain the Washington "swamp" received more than $160,000 from gambling interest groups that will benefit from legislation he is sponsoring. More>>

The Latest: House OKs foreign surveillance program

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The House is rejecting a measure to impose stiff restrictions on how the FBI uses information on Americans' communications inadvertently swept up in the collection of foreign intelligence. More>>

Russia, US hold talks about nuclear pact, Putin says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is holding negotiations with Washington regarding a pivotal nuclear arms pact. More>>

Democratic lawmakers want to subpoena Trump Organization

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Democratic members of the House oversight committee are asking the Republican chairman to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. More>>

Poverty, segregation persist in US schools, report says

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says inequality and segregation persist in American schools. More>>

4th immigrant teen in custody says US preventing abortion

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A fourth pregnant immigrant teenager in federal custody is telling a judge that the Trump administration is preventing her from having an abortion. More>>

Coal executive's 'action plan' finds success under Trump

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A coal company executive's "wish list" of actions that seek to roll back environmental and mine safety regulations has caught the eye of the Trump administration. More>>

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe reinvents image as state CEO

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is leaving office Saturday after a largely successful four-year term that saw his image reinvented from a fun-time fundraiser to an accomplished administrator. More>>

Trump: 'Unlikely' he'd submit to a Russia probe interview

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President Donald Trump is playing down the possibility that he'd give an interview to investigators looking into any coordination between his presidential campaign and Russia. More>>

Macron condemns dairy giant Lactalis over tainted baby food

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French President Emmanuel Macron has put the blame on French diary giant Lactalis after supermarkets revealed that baby food and milk recalled over fears of salmonella contamination still made it onto French shop shelves. More>>

North Dakota GOP Rep. Cramer passes on US Senate run

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North Dakota U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says he won't run for U.S. Senate, depriving the Republicans of a candidate whom many saw as the party's best chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. More>>

Jailed Catalan separatists pledge to eschew unilateral moves

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Two recently-elected pro-Catalan independence regional lawmakers and another separatist activist are to appear before a Supreme Court judge to appeal their jailing for events related to Catalonia's push for secession. More>>

US diplomat visits Trump's ancestral home in Germany

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An American diplomat has visited Donald Trump's ancestral home in Germany and suggested the U.S. president might pay a personal visit. More>>

Attorney general's team to review Obama-era Hezbollah probes

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The Justice Department is forming a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering linked to Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant movement. More>>

Trump faces presidential fitness test amid raised concerns

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Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. More>>

Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump

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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's announcement that he'll run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake potentially pits two conservative, pro-Donald Trump candidates against each other. More>>

The Latest: Jailed activist: Catalan vote lacked validity

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Carme Forcadell, a leading activist in Catalonia's pro-independence movement, says she will not seek re-election as regional parliament speaker when the chamber meets Jan 17. More>>

EU presidency vows to seek compromise in fight with Poland

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Bulgaria says it will use its six months at the helm of the European Union to soothe tempers between EU headquarters and Poland and avoid that the dispute over the rule of law gets to a vote among member nations. More>>

Gruff Alaska lawmaker now in charge of civility in US House

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A gruff, no-nonsense Alaska lawmaker who once told a female colleague she didn't know what she was talking about is now in charge of ensuring civility in the U.S. House. More>>

EU backs under-fire Iran nuclear pact as Trump weighs future

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EU foreign ministers say that a key agreement curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions must be preserved as U.S. President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull out of the pact. More>>

Family of arrested Chechen activist pressured amid arrest

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Activists say authorities in Russia's Chechnya are threatening the family of a prominent rights advocate who has been recently detained. More>>

Burned by book, Trump takes issue with nation's libel laws Video included

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Trump takes issue again with libel laws in wake of unflattering book, calls them 'a sham and a disgrace'. More>>

Kuwait's imprisoned activists end hunger strike

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Fourteen imprisoned activists in Kuwait have ended a hunger strike, saying they succeeded in exposing the government's support for anti-government protests in Iran while barring them at home. More>>

Court overturns verdict against Luxembourg tax whistleblower

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A Luxembourg court has overturned a verdict against a former accounting firm employee who leaked thousands of secret documents to a journalist investigating sweetheart tax deals the government granted to big foreign companies. More>>

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