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  • By JOSH BOAK and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also…

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's The Sun News and Georgia's The Telegraph will see their respective publishers step down next month. Both papers are part of The McClatchy Co., which recently announced a new regional publishing structure.

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  • By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer
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TOKYO (AP) — The worldwide surge in share prices sparked by the outcome of France's vote Sunday carried into Asian markets early Tuesday. Japanese shares gained as the dollar remained near the 110 yen level, helping exporters.

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  • By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.

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  • By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI Associated Press
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BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable pi…

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Aaron Hernandez's defense attorneys, from left, Ronald Sullivan, Jose Baez, Linda Kenney Baden and Robert Proctor speak after a private service for Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his c…

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Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes, second from left, walks with Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, second from right, fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, as he talks to her daughter Avielle Janelle Hernandez, being carried right, after a private service for Herna…

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  • By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

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Gary Richardson talks with supporters following his announcement of his candidacy for governor of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 24, 2017. Richardson, who spent more than $2 million of his own money on a campaign for governor in 2002 says he will run again in 2018, this time for th…

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Gary Richardson announces his candidacy for governor of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 24, 2017. Richardson touted the need for a detailed audit of every state agency, especially Oklahoma's system of turnpikes, which he says should be eliminated. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Gary Richardson announces his candidacy for governor of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 24, 2017. Richardson touted the need for a detailed audit of every state agency, especially Oklahoma's system of turnpikes, which he says should be eliminated. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Gary Richardson announces his candidacy for governor of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 24, 2017. Richardson touted the need for a detailed audit of every state agency, especially Oklahoma's system of turnpikes, which he says should be eliminated. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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  • By TERRY SPENCER and CURT ANDERSON Associated Press
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Holocaust survivors on Monday celebrated the end of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida pro golf tournament, saying it may boost efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era policies issued to Jews that they say have gone unpaid.

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Linda Kenney Baden, center, a defense attorney for Aaron Hernandez, arrives with her husband, right, forensic pathologist Michael Baden, for a private service for Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found …

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  • By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

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Former President Barack Obama listens to Ramuel Figueroa, second from left, as Kelsey McClear, left, and Tiffany Brown participate in a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's firs…

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Former President Barack Obama, center, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. From left are, Kelsey McClear, Loyola University; Ramuel Figueroa, Roosevelt University; Tiffany Brown, a pharmacist; Oba…

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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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Former President Barack Obama, center, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. From left are, Kelsey McClear, Loyola University; Ramuel Figueroa, Roosevelt University; Tiffany Brown a pharmacist; Obam…

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Former President Barack Obama pauses as he hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his politi…

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Former President Barack Obama smiles as he hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his politi…

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  • Charles Rex Arbogast
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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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  • Charles Rex Arbogast
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Former President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to host a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started h…

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Former President Barack Obama and Max Freedman, center, listen to Harish Patel speaks during a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential l…

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  • Charles Rex Arbogast
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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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  • Charles Rex Arbogast
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Former President Barack Obama listens to Max Freedman during a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he starte…

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  • By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday in an Associated Press interview about her rocky road to transition and why she wrote a tell-all memoir, "The Secrets of My Life."