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Trump, Putin discuss Syria, NKorea, more in hour-plus call

Russia Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called it a “great call” Tuesday afternoon as he left...


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Trump discounts allegations against Republican Roy Moore, says 'We don't need a liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump discounts allegations against Republican Roy Moore, says ‘We don’t need a liberal person in there‘


Government

The Latest: Conyers acknowledges settling staffer complaint

Congress Taxes

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Rep. John Conyers is acknowledging his office has settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but denies the allegations against him. The Detroit Democrat said Tuesday in...


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House Dem leader Pelosi calls for ethics probe of any 'credible allegation of sexual

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Dem leader Pelosi calls for ethics probe of any ‘credible allegation of sexual harassment’ against Conyers.


Business

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

South Korea Trump North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (all times local): 2 p.m. The United States has issued new sanctions on four Chinese trading companies and a Chinese national said to have conducted hundreds of millions of dollars in business with...


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US announces new sanctions on North Korean shipping firms, Chinese trading companies, in

WASHINGTON (AP) — US announces new sanctions on North Korean shipping firms, Chinese trading companies, in push to isolate North Korea.


Government

US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier. U.S. Africa Command, which manages U.S. military operations on the continent, said...


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Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care

The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the destruction face problems well beyond timing....


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Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. Southern Illinois University associate professor William Halford administered the shots...


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Massachusetts Grabs Spotlight By Proposing New Twist On Medicaid Drug Coverage

In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts’ state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both radical and market-driven. It wants the power to negotiate discounts for the drugs it purchases and to exclude drugs with limited treatment value. “This...


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