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For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of Trump....
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Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein....
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Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act's troubles aren't over....
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Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber's alleged misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge....
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'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas....
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The Latest: Estimate says tax bill adds $1.46T to deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):...
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Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate next week, with the aim of sending the measure to President Donald Trump to sign before Christmas....
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Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power - and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars....
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