11-20-2017  3:05 pm      •     
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Neither party's cuts will have a significant impact on the deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Details of last week's hard-won agreement to avoid a government shutdown and cut federal spending by $38 billion were released Tuesday morning. They reveal that the budget cuts, while historic, were significantly eased by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway.


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The cost jump is reversing a steady increase in demand for fuel as the economy improves

With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving


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The storm barreled through Mapleton on Saturday night with winds of more than 130 mph

Authorities say the 15 minutes of warning given to residents of a small Iowa town were key to preventing any deaths or serious injuries when a tornado destroyed more than half the community


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Obama is returning to his roots as he embarks on his re-election race for 2012

Obama is setting up his campaign headquarters in a downtown high-rise near Grant Park, the site of his victory celebration on election night in November 2008


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Pentagon previously denied secret jails existed but government sources now admit they do

Suspected terrorists are still being held under hazy circumstances with uncertain rights in secret, military-run jails across Afghanistan, where they can be interrogated for weeks without charge


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Even if it cleared Congress, the White House has threatened to veto a bill it said puts in doubt whether 'the democratic spirit of the Internet will remain intact'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans adamant that the government keep its hands off the Internet passed a bill Friday to repeal federal rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or interfering with traffic on their networks


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The SEC says J&J agents used fake contracts and sham companies to deliver the bribes, which began at least 13 years ago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health care giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $70 million to settle civil and criminal charges of bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government


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USA has one quarter of the worlds prisoners and too many are Black men

The NAACP is joining Newt Gingrich in calling for a reduction in the number of state and federal prisoners and spending the savings on education.


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Book alleges Betty Shabazz and maybe Malcolm had affairs

Two of Malcolm X's daughters are unhappy that a new biography alleges their parents' marriage was strained and that their mother - and possibly their father - were unfaithful.


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'It ought to encourage a lot of other people to squeal'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An accountant who tipped off the IRS that his employer was skimping on taxes has received $4.5 million in the first IRS whistleblower award


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