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Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is in Montgomery to support Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate candidacy. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 21, 2017 - 9:54 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland. President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event on the eve of this week's Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Zuckerberg said that Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional...
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In this combination photo, Jimmy Kimmel appears at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles on March 8, 2015, left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans on Aug. 27, 2015. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. The ABC comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the Graham-Cassidy bill. In the process, they've also illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed in the last decade and have become homes for potent points of view. (AP Photo/File)
September 21, 2017 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, illustrated...
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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, covers her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance before a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Charles City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 21, 2017 - 6:04 pm
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Thursday she isn't sure her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass, as she faced tough questions from Iowa constituents about the political drive for the measure. "If it's brought up, I hope...
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September 21, 2017 - 6:03 pm
The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:44 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local): 3:30 State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es-Zor province, Syria. Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The deployment comes amid rising concerns of a direct confrontation on the ground between Russian-backed forces on one side and the U.S.-supported Kurdish-led Syrian forces on the other. (AP Photo, File)
September 21, 2017 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. Syrian government forces,...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es-Zor province, Syria. Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The deployment comes amid rising concerns of a direct confrontation on the ground between Russian-backed forces on one side and the U.S.-supported Kurdish-led Syrian forces on the other. (AP Photo, File)
September 21, 2017 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. Syrian government forces,...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed legislation providing $435,000 to help treat a chemical pollutant in a North Carolina river because the bill omitted a much larger amount that his agencies sought to address drinking water protections statewide. The wide-ranging environmental...
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Pope Francis meets members of a children's choir from Mexico during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The pontiff prayed for the victims of the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit Mexico on Tuesday leaving several hundred dead, including children trapped under a collapsed school in Mexico City. (L'osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 4:54 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was "a bit late" in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice of moving pedophiles around rather than sanctioning them was to blame. Francis met Thursday...
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