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GOP pushes final version of tax bill but holdouts remain


WASHINGTON — Republicans say the hardest part is behind them now that they have crafted a compromise between the House and Senate tax bills. The final plan preserves deductions for student loans and medical expenses targeted in previous bills, and it doubles the standard deduction, which Republicans say will enable …

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Charges upgraded for Charlottesville car attack suspect


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Charges have been upgraded for an Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd of counter-protesters during an August white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, killing a woman. James Fields, Jr, 20, now faces a first-degree murder charge following a Thursday preliminary hearing for the death of Heather Heyer, …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's partner opens up on actor's death


Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 3:24 PM EST Mimi O’Donnell, partner of Philip Seymour Hoffman for 15 years and mother of his three children, opened up about her relationship with the late actor and his struggles with addiction. O’Donnell, who is a director and producer, spoke about Hoffman in a …

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Why NFL star Chris Long is playing for free this season


Our ongoing series “A More Perfect Union” aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment, we introduce you to an unassuming NFL star who has spent much of his life putting his time, heart, and money into helping kids …

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Ex-Farenthold staffer alleges culture of harassment, bullying


A former senior aide to Rep. Blake Farenthold who has come forward to the House Ethics Committee described the Texas Republican’s behavior as sexually demeaning and abusive in an interview with CNN.  Michael Rekola worked as Farenthold’s communications director in 2015, and in that time he said the congressman’s sexual …

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CBS News/YouGov poll: Safe or scary, free or dangerous?


By Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna and Fred Backus On the anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, divisions over guns in America run deeper than policy differences. To most gun owners, guns are “part of what makes America great” (53 percent). They also say guns make America …

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NYC subway bomb suspect faces charges from hospital bed


NEW YORK — A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the New York subway system had his first court appearance on Wednesday via video from the hospital room where he is recovering from burns sustained in the blast. Akayed Ullah said little during the hearing, which …

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2 plead guilty in assault over cold chicken seen on video


WOODBINE, Ga. — A Georgia couple accused of punching a mother and daughter over being served cold chicken have pleaded guilty to the crime.  WGCL-TV reports Nathaniel and Latasha Smith entered guilty pleas last month to charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children.  Nathaniel Eric Smith, left, and Latasha …

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