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Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an "ungrateful fool."...

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bring on the turkey - but maybe hold the politics....

How the AP-NORC poll on Thanksgiving, politics was conducted
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on Thanksgiving and politics was conducted by NORC from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,070 adults who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel....

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival....

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....

Trump: Prayers in order for 'all involved' in Navy crash
Palm Beach, Fla. (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Navy aircraft mishap in the Pacific Ocean....

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end
MIAMI (AP) -- Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S....

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) -- A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured....

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue....

Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month....

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