Ripples from U.S. nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

For the small, mostly rural towns that are home to 61 U.S. nuclear plants that produce one-fifth of the nation's electricity, each one has been like the golden goose supplying high-paying jobs and money for roads, police and libraries.


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Medical pot bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives

Two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, efforts to let patients legally access pot are slowly taking root in the South.


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Mexico border wall Donald Trump wants to build faces all kinds of obstacles

President Donald Trump's effort to build a huge barrier to those attempting to enter the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own.


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Donald Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.


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Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts.


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Oklahoma lawmaker defends pregnancy from rape and incest as “beauty from ashes”

In defending his controversial antiabortion legislation, Oklahoma state Rep. George Faught said that even in pregnancies that result from rape or incest, "God can bring beauty from ashes."


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Senate’s upcoming vote on Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination expected to be a political clash with big ramifications

Votes on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court are expected to take place the first week of April, setting up a political clash that could tip the current political balance at the court and bring an end to the ability to filibuster such nominees.


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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year.


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Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform.


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Ex-Trump NSA chief accused of joining abduction talk

The former head of the CIA has accused Michael Flynn of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric.


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