Politics

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  • By ERIKA KINETZ Associated Press
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SHANGHAI (AP) — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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  • By KIM CHANDLER and JAY REEVES Associated Press
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FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama's U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon.

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Most television shows would love to have the "bad ratings!" that President Donald Trump tweeted the NFL is suffering from. But he's generally right that the TV audience size for professional football is off this year.

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  • By CATHERINE LUCEY and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump is embracing the establishment pick in a Republican runoff election in Alabama. But it's not clear his still-loyal base will follow.

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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.

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  • By VANESSA GERA Associated Press
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BRUSSELS (AP) — For months after the Brussels extremist attacks of 2016 it seemed an exhibition on Islam's legacy in Europe might never open in the city. At first, the creators and city officials felt the time wasn't right, and then they struggled to find a location willing to host a show ce…

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  • By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Preet Bharara, who says he knows nothing more about why President Donald Trump fired him as U.S. attorney than on the day it happened, is about to step back into the spotlight with a podcast on justice issues.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and rapper LL Cool J are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture.

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  • By SALLY HO Associated Press
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it's 2:30 a.m., and her 6-year-old daughter has been sleeping for hours at a 24-hour child care center near the Las Vegas airport.

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  • By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted early Saturday to set the state's presidential primary in March, a move that would force candidates to mount expensive campaigns earlier in the state that awards the most delegates.

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  • By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press
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DETROIT (AP) — Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor's elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote. Now Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is putting that affinity for newcomers to the test.

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  • By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Standing tall in a NAVY cap, Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be an enduring image from Hurricane Irma. Seemingly everywhere but the eye of the storm, he was there on social media urging millions to evacuate, calmly taking charge at emergency briefings, even delivering e…

  • By Josh Lederman, Michael Weissenstein and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he’d walked through some invisible wall cutting strai…

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  • By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gay couple denied the chance to have a baby using a surrogate challenged a Utah law's reference to heterosexual parents Tuesday in a case that illustrates the legal complications LGBT couples can face when starting families amid a national patchwork of surrogacy laws.

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These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on…

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  • By ERICA WERNER and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republicans are bailing on Congress in growing numbers, as GOP control of Washington fails to produce the unity or legislative successes party leaders wish for. With President Donald Trump willing, if not eager, to buck fellow Republicans and even directly attack th…