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Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months....

FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds....

House Speaker Paul Ryan denies reports he may leave Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is denying reports that he plans to leave Congress after the Republicans' treasured tax bill is approved....

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved....

Ex-'Apprentice' star Omarosa to tell all about White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has "quite a story to tell" about her time in President Donald Trump's administration and "the world will want to hear it."...

Sen. Menendez presses for dismissal of corruption charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has a message for the Justice Department: Try to prosecute me again on corruption charges or drop it....

Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia - and they think he's trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections....

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy numbers on regulation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they've been able to roll back over most of this year....