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End of tax credit will hurt cities, Tonko, others say

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If the proposed $1.5 trillion federal tax reform bill passes the U.S. Senate, cities like Troy would lose a key revitalization tool that has spurred millions in private investment.

Sunday, Nov 19

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TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

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AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline.

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Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral.

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Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday

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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town.

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Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him and whether attacks from Republicans based on the…

Some Massachusetts towns going to pot, after all

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BOSTON (AP) — They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of…

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Trader Joe's recalls packaged salads over contamination fear

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PHOENIX (AP) — Trader Joe's says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside.

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GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections.

The Latest: Cantrell wins race for mayor in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's mayoral election in New Orleans (all times local):; 10:55 p.m. It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the…

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Progress made in climate talks

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As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a…

Loss of deduction would affect many

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A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills…

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Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism…

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Churchill: Answers to the hard questions you didn't ask

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As we wait for another ball of sleaze to be accused of sexual harassment, I thought it would be a good time to answer reader questions that would be real if only readers had cared enough about my opinion to actually ask them.

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Editorial: A perversion of justice

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The chant "Lock her up" no doubt fired up crowds at Donald Trump's rallies, but the prospect that the Trump administration will actually pursue an investigation against the president's 2016 opponent should give every American pause.

Long-term care should factor into planning

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Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will need long-term care, few are planning for it. Many underestimate the costs and mistakenly believe…

Saturday, Nov 18

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Letter: Infrastructure upgrades worth government help

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It is time to stop being entertained by tweets, lies and the outlandish behavior of President Donald Trump and begin to provide what the average American wants.

Letter: Vote yes to ensure land becomes a central park

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On Dec. 5, we will be asked to vote one more time to authorize a purchase agreement for more than 37 acres that the Shenendehowa school district wants to sell to raise money to buy property for the eventual need to build another elementary…

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Letter: Stefanik should fight against rail car plan

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Regarding the editorial "Environmental extortion" (Nov. 13), about Iowa Pacific Holdings and their President Ed Ellis' effort to get taxpayers to foot the bill for his failing rail company by threatening to store 22 miles' worth of aging…

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Family sues after child, 5, killed in rotating restaurant

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ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard."

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Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.

NYC subway to use gender-neutral terms during announcements

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NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen.

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NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?

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Nevada refusing Pfizer demand for return of execution drugs

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A Nevada prisons official said Friday the state is refusing pharmaceutical company Pfizer's demand to return a drug it manufactured and not use it in a planned lethal injection execution.

Retailers jump, but tech slumps

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Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains.

VW recall faces probe over efficacy of repairs

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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash.

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The Latest: Nevada won't return execution drug to Pfizer

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a pharmaceutical company's demand that states not use drugs it made for lethal injection executions (all times local):; 5:30 p.m. An official says Nevada doesn't plan to return one of the drugs obtained…

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California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future.

Country's oldest black college to remain accredited

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation's oldest historically black college will remain accredited after a state commission decided to work with the school, citing "significant progress" after a two-year probationary period.

Friday, Nov 17

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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease.

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Letter: GOP tax plan benefits corporations and the rich

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Both the House and the Senate have put out their version of a tax overhaul with much fanfare and hyperventilating chest-pounding about how it is really a middle class tax cut. Fact is the overwhelming beneficiaries of the GOP plans are…