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  • Rachel La Corte
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Republican Senators John Braun, left, and Dino Rossi, right, speak at a news conference to oppose a Democratic House budget proposal Monday, March 27, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. The Democratic plan seeks $3 billion in additional tax revenue. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

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  • Rachel La Corte
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Rep. Timm Ormsby, joined by fellow Democratic lawmakers, talks to the media about a $44.6 billion two-year state budget proposal Monday, March 27, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. The plan seeks $3 billion in additional revenue. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

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  • Charles Rex Arbogast
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, Chicago businessman and Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor Chris Kennedy poses for a portrait in his office in Chicago. The limits are lifted on spending in next year's Illinois governor's race after Kennedy put more than $250,000 into his camp…

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  • By FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writer
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It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril.

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  • By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet
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The same week legendary investor Warren Buffett put his California vacation house on the market , a friend told me her widowed mother had sold the family home in Cleveland.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address the lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seeks to give Trump credit for the funding. The report also says Obama refused…

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need.

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  • Gerry Broome
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FILE - This Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, shows a sign outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years.That's desp…

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FILE - This March 10, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside PayPal's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years. Paypal canceled plans …

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  • Gerry Broome
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FILE- In this May 4, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory make remarks concerning House Bill 2 while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C. Shortly after he signed the law, Republican then-Gov. Pat McCrory issued a statement assuring residents it wouldn'…

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  • Mark Lennihan
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In this Jan. 25, 2017 photo, Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Moynihan, who leads the largest company based in North Carolina, said he has spoken privately to business leaders who when elsewhere with project or event…

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  • Chris Seward
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FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper holds a press conference in Raleigh, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years. That's de…

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  • By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found.

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  • By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer
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PHOENIX (AP) — Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. The Tar Heels will be making their record 20th trip, and most of the players on this year's roster were on hand last season to find out all about the agony of coming oh-so close to winning it all.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from t…

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  • Mark Humphrey
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Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) shoots against North Carolina guard Joel Berry II (2) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  • Mark Humphrey
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North Carolina guard Joel Berry II (2) shoots against Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries (15) in the first half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  • John Locher
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, Kentucky's Malik Monk celebrates after scoring against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Las Vegas. The most entertaining college basketball game of the regular season came in December. Monk set a record for …

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  • Frank Franklin II
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South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) drives the ball against Florida forward Devin Robinson (1) during the first half of the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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  • By JOSEPH PISANI AP Business News
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel is looking to the movies. The maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. These days, that takes more than a 30-second commercial.

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  • Scott Bauer
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin school Superintendent Tony Evers talks with reporters in Madison, Wis. Evers and longtime public school administrator Lowell Holtz face each other in the April 4 election. Evers and Holtz offer contrasting views on what the priorities of p…

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  • Scott Bauer
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin school superintendent candidate Lowell Holtz talks with reporters in Madison, Wis. Holtz and current school Superintendent Tony Evers face each other in the April 4 election. Evers and Holtz offer contrasting views on what the priorities o…