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Wife of Alabama Senate candidate Moore goes on offense
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Friday her husband won't quit the race in the face of allegations that he sexually assaulted young women years ago....

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is hitting back at the growing bipartisan criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership and accusations he is presiding over a debilitating brain drain of the nation's diplomatic corps....

White House requests $44B disaster aid bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small....

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics....

Sen. Hatch to Dems saying tax cuts are for rich: 'Bull crap'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun....

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct....

House GOP chairman criticizes Trump policy on animal imports
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Trump administration's decision to allow importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport is the "wrong move at the wrong time."...

White House: No, Trump isn't jet-lagged but full of energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House officials said President Donald Trump countermanded chief of staff John Kelly's guidance to take the day off when he delivered his 23-minute recap of his trip to Asia....

The Latest: Rape survivor wants Franken's name off bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local):...

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency....

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State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management

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