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AP Top Political News at 4:11 a.m. EST

Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home....

US-based climate scientists to take research to France
PARIS (AP) -- It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists - the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say....

Admin says big revenue from GOP tax plan; analysts less rosy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican tax plan will deliver a swift adrenaline shot to the economy that will send hundreds of billions pouring into federal tax coffers, the Trump administration asserts in a new analysis. But nonpartisan analysts make a less rosy projection of new revenue from the tax legislation now before Congress....

5 things to watch in Alabama's high stakes Senate race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Alabama votes to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has taken on outsized significance. Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, dividing the GOP and giving Democrats hope of picking up a seat in a reliably red state. Here is what to look for in Tuesday night's results:...

#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year's presidential election....

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks....

Louisiana man admits misusing Trump's Social Security number
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his election last year....

The Latest: Sanders says Trump already addressed allegations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump (all times local):...

Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and on to Mars....

Dems divided on when to fight over fate of young immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a passionate, liberal Democrat of Puerto Rican descent, there is no more important issue in the year-end budget showdown than protecting from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children - and who have only known America as their home....

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