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GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama’s big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill. With a core ...

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Tennessee city looks to privatize airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville’s mayor may privatize the operations of city-owned Nashville International Airport to generate funding for mass transit in middle Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Mayor Megan Barry’s office confirmed hearing a presentation in May from Oaktree Capital Management, an investment firm that has also made bids to ...

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The Latest: Left, right unite against Trump tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tweet about cable TV host Mika Brzezinski (all times local): 1:10 p.m.Congressional Republicans and Democrats are speaking as one in criticizing President Donald Trump’s crude tweet about a female cable TV anchor. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that ...

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Chance the Rapper donating Grammy Award to Chicago museum

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper says he’s donating his Grammy Award for best rap album to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History . The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/2sqvJwo ) reports that the rapper’s announcement at the museum’s gala Saturday surprised officials. He said during his speech that he wants ...

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20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans

NEW YORK (AP) — K’lyssa Moore wasn’t that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out. The 28-year-old reads at least part of the first book to her classes, and isn’t ...

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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure’s fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hoping the added money will help ...

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