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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, on the progress of an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 17, 2017 - 3:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul of 2017 amounts to a high-stakes gamble by Republicans in Congress: That slashing taxes for corporations and wealthy individuals will accelerate growth and assure greater prosperity for Americans for years to come. The risks are considerable. A wide range of...
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In this image made from video, newlywed couple, Amy Laker, left, and Lauren Price are interviewed during their ceremony in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples were married in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday after being granted permission to waive the notice period. Amy Laker, 29, and Lauren Price, 31, exchanged vows in Sydney because their families had to travel from Wales in the U.K. to attend what was to have been their commitment ceremony. (Channel 9 via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 2:43 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two...
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December 17, 2017 - 2:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the...
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December 17, 2017 - 1:30 am
BREST, France (AP) — French sailor Francois Gabart has broken the record for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours. That is more than six days faster than the last record, set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year. The organizers, tracking...
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Protesters shout slogans during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital at Monas, the national monument, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
December 17, 2017 - 1:08 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim clerics called for a boycott of American products Sunday in Indonesia's largest protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Wearing white robes and carrying banners reading "Indonesia unites for Palestine" and "Save our...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, Sheila Nevins, left, Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt and Liz Garbus attend the premiere of "Nothing Left Unsaid" at the Time Warner Center in New York. Nevins, who has run HBO's documentary unit for 38 years and has been a key gatekeeper in the making of its nonfiction films says she will be stepping down early in 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
December 17, 2017 - 12:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who has run HBO's documentary unit for 38 years and has been a key gatekeeper in the making of its nonfiction films says she will be stepping down early next year. Sheila Nevins has worked on productions that have won 32 Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards and 26 Academy Awards...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, paramilitary policemen in an armored vehicle are on duty at the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and data-driven surveillance to impose a digital police state in the region of Xinjiang and its Uighurs, a 10-million strong, Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 17, 2017 - 12:19 am
KORLA, China (AP) — Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police. Not his neighbors, not his classmates, not his mother. "Is he dead or alive?" the mother said, tears streaming down her face when Associated Press reporters...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, paramilitary policemen in an armored vehicle are on duty at the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and data-driven surveillance to impose a digital police state in the region of Xinjiang and its Uighurs, a 10-million strong, Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 17, 2017 - 12:15 am
KORLA, China (AP) — Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police. Not his village neighbors in China's far west, who haven't seen him in months. Not his former classmates, who fear Chinese authorities beat him to death. Not his...
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December 17, 2017 - 12:00 am
AP Exclusive: In western China, thought police instill fear South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales French sailor Gabart sets new solo round-the-world record Relatives lose contact with Palestinian tycoon in Saudi...
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December 17, 2017 - 12:00 am
Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock' WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive...
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