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Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

BY JILL COLVIN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services will be announcing its proposal...

Trump tells North Korea, denuclearize and get ‘protections’
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Trump tells North Korea, denuclearize and get ‘protections’

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of current U.S.-South Korean military exercises that triggered an angry reaction from North Korea and cast doubt on President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un. The North...

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Trump Jr. saw no issue with Trump Town Russian meeting

By ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump’s son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in hopes of election-season dirt on Hillary...

On eve of anniversary, Giuliani says time for probe to end
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On eve of anniversary, Giuliani says time for probe to end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani is urging special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of the probe’s one-year anniversary. Giuliani told Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that Mueller “has all the facts to make a decision” after 12 months investigating Russian meddling in...

Where ‘Great Gatsby’ writer lived, a museum with an Airbnb
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Where ‘Great Gatsby’ writer lived, a museum with an Airbnb

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As she sat in the house where “Great Gatsby” writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, once lived, a visitor contemplated the famous Jazz Age couple. “I tried to imagine how maybe Scott would tell a joke and Zelda would laugh,” said Farong Zhu,...

SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77
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SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer With bold vision, keen intellect and a gentle manner, Mike Slive guided the Southeastern Conference to unprecedented success and prosperity in 13 years as commissioner. He pushed for a college football playoff years before others embraced it and was a steadying force during a time of enormous growth...

Lynching memorial may be game-changer for Montgomery tourism
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Lynching memorial may be game-changer for Montgomery tourism

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — A memorial to the victims of racial lynchings and a new museum in Montgomery, Alabama, have gotten a lot of attention since opening in late April. Some 10,000 people visited the memorial and museum in the first week. Tourism officials estimate they could attract 100,000...

Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries
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Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

By ASHLEY THOMAS and MARC LEVY, Associated Press President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania’s chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. Amid the redistricting, Republican...

Ivey, six other governors sign letter backing Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
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Ivey, six other governors sign letter backing Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and a group of fellow governors are backing President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing what they called Trump’s “transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.” In a letter this week to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit...

Dawson criticizes grant to LGBT group
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Dawson criticizes grant to LGBT group

BY KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Christian evangelist running against Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday called an anti-violence grant given to a support organization for gay and transgender people a “betrayal” of Alabama values. Ivey quickly fired back that the accusation by Scott Dawson was “nonsense,” saying the grant was entirely...