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'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...


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Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald...


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Full text of the letter from President Trump to Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the full text of the letter President Donald Trump sent to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: Dear Mr. Chairman: We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which...


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Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers...


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North Korea says it is still willing to sit down for talks with the US 'at any time'

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea says it is still willing to sit down for talks with the US ‘at any time‘


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Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he’s concerned that President Donald Trump’s eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.‘s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate...


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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Campaign Promises Kept, Plus ‘Nerd Reports’

President Donald Trump managed to fulfill — at least in part — two separate campaign promises this week. To the delight of anti-abortion groups, the administration issued proposed rules that would make it difficult if not impossible for Planned Parenthood to continue to participate in Title X, the...


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Pfizer Settles Kickback Case Related To Copay Assistance For $24M

Pfizer will pay the government nearly $24 million as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that it funneled money through a foundation resulting in illegal kickbacks. The company is not admitting wrongdoing or liability as part of its agreement with the Department of Justice. According to the...


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Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. Sen. Amy...


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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday inducted a new member into “the world’s most exclusive club of heroes” by awarding a Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who led a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002. Trump presented the nation’s most...


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