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Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday - the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war....

Treasury chief cites good talks on taxes with GOP senators
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says he's been having "very good discussions" with Republican senators who oppose or have concerns about tax-cut legislation expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving....

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House....

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace - a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner....

AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months....

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections....

Anti-gay supporters rally for Moore, worrying LGBT community
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....

Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."...

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