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Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on monuments, econ; Moore on accusers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days....

Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump....

Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers laboring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline....

Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99....

A look at what didn't happen in the Alabama Senate race
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth - or shattering it to pieces - in the campaign's final stretch....

Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America."...

After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He's appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the mainstream media....

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man accused of sexual misconduct....

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy....

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