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Fallin issues special session call for Oklahoma lawmakers

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has issued her formal call for a special legislative session, asking lawmakers to return to the Capitol on Monday to address a $110 million hole in the current budget. In an executive order released late Friday, Fallin said she was limiting the scope of her call to patch [...]

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Inslee: Dems can win next year without even mentioning Trump

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee believes the personality of President Donald Trump will create the climate for a change election in 2018, and that Democrats will just have to focus on making the case that GOP policies are hurting middle-class families.

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CDC gets list of forbidden words, including: fetus, transgender, diversity

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Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of seven forbidden words at a meeting Thursday.

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Moore tells supporters ‘battle is not over’ in Senate race

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the “battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his “election integrity fund’ so he could investigate reports [...]

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President Trump takes aim at the FBI

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President Trump lashed out at the FBI Friday, months after firing former Director James Comey and in the midst of the bureau's investigation into his campaign. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman explains.

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Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can’t get abortions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says President Donald Trump’s administration is blocking two pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year. Both girls arrived in the country as unaccompanied minors and are being held [...]

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How does the GOP tax plan affect homeowners?

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CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger explains how the GOP's new tax plan will affect homeowners, and what the final version of the bill means for the child tax credit.

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Colorado, New Mexico lawmakers alter sex misconduct policies

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DENVER (AP) — State lawmakers in Colorado and New Mexico have begun revisiting their sexual misconduct policies. It’s part of a wider effort by legislatures around the country to address questions about whether they are doing enough to deter predatory behavior and protect victims. In Colorado, lawmakers voted Friday to hire a consultant to review [...]

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GOP tax bill nixes incentive for company commuter benefits

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The final bill eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize employee commuting expenses

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Nikki Haley accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council resolution

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She presented what she described as recovered pieces of a missile fired by Houthi militants from that Nov. 4 attack, pointing out the missile bears "Iranian missile fingerprints"

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Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week. The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees’ transit, parking and bicycle commuting expenses. Currently, [...]

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Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling — and renewable energy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars. An agreement by House and Senate negotiators would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to [...]

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Tax bill guts unpopular ‘Obamacare’ insurance mandate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn’t get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance. Politically, the move is a winner for Republicans, who otherwise would have little [...]

House GOP invites Patagonia to speak about monument cuts

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-led House committee is inviting the founder of outdoor retail company Patagonia to testify about an issue that has ignited a public feud: President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments. The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said in a letter Friday to Patagonia [...]

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Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over what is considered a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls were mistakes or deliberate. Mattis tells Pentagon reporters that the U.S. and Russia are still using a phone line to coordinate flight movements over crowded [...]

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Sex misconduct on girls’ minds at summit featuring Clinton

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton, California Sen. Kamala Harris and other female leaders told thousands of girls Friday about their experiences with inequality as many of the young women wondered whether the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men will help balance the scales as they follow their own ambitions. About 10,000 [...]

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Whistleblowers worry about fate of spy agency ombudsman

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision to put the man who handles whistleblower complaints at U.S. spy agencies on administrative leave has raised worries on Capitol Hill that it’s part of a plan to hamstring the program that helps intelligence workers report waste, fraud and abuse. A top Republican said he is investigating. Whistleblower groups were [...]

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Military hero McRaven leaving post as Texas chancellor

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven — the former head of U.S. Special Operations Command who directed the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden — plans to leave the school in May. He’s citing non-serious health concerns. McRaven informed the system’s Board of Regents of his decision during a meeting [...]

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Republicans’ sweeping tax overhaul cuts rates for business and wealthy, provides smaller reductions for middle class

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans’ sweeping tax overhaul cuts rates for business and wealthy, provides smaller reductions for middle class.

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Senate GOP gains more votes for tax bill

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Republicans aim to hold floor votes in the House and Senate on a final tax overhaul agreement next week

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