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People look at prototypes of a border wall Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in San Diego. Contractors have completed eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, triggering a period of rigorous testing to determine if they can repel sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat)
October 26, 2017 - 8:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government announced Thursday that prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico have been completed and will be subjected to punishment to test their mettle — by workers wielding sledgehammers, torches, pickaxes and battery-operated tools. The...
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October 26, 2017 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bloc of GOP House lawmakers from high-tax states mustered a show of force Thursday that nearly sank the Republican budget setting up a major overhaul of the tax system, the party's prime political goal and economic promise. The rebellious lawmakers, from states such as New York...
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FILE-In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., talks to reporters as he returns to his office from a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Taking on a crowd of jeering union workers, standing up to a charismatic Democratic opponent on his home turf or lecturing upper management of one of the world's largest corporations, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has rarely backed down from a fight. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 26, 2017 - 5:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taking on a crowd of jeering union workers, standing up to a charismatic Democratic opponent on the man's home turf or lecturing upper management of one of the world's largest corporations, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has rarely backed down from a fight. So it came as little...
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Pope Francis speaks to the crew aboard the International Space Station from the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Pope Francis' hookup Thursday will mark the second papal phone call to space: Pope Benedict XVI rang the space station in 2011, and peppered its residents with questions about the future of the planet and the environmental risks it faced. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
October 26, 2017 - 1:09 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis took a small step toward improved Vatican-Russian relations Thursday when he chatted with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a call with the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli played translator during the...
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October 26, 2017 - 11:09 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania House's vote on a gambling expansion bill (all times local): 11 a.m. The Pennsylvania House is sending a just-unveiled plan to expand casino-style gambling to truck stops, online portals, airports and 10 new mini-casino sites to the desk of Gov...
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Thai mourners, carrying a portrait of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej gather in front of a replica of the royal crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Bhumibol's death at age 88 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning, culminating in an elaborate funeral and cremation ceremony this week. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
October 26, 2017 - 7:44 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE GOP MOVES TO PASS BUDGET, START TAX DEBATE House Republicans focus squarely on tax cuts rather than deficit discipline as they look to shoehorn a GOP budget plan through the House. 2...
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Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton talks after winning the National League Hank Aaron Award at baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 25, 2017 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton still hasn't met with the Miami Marlins' new leadership, including Derek Jeter, amid speculation the team will unload its most expensive player in an effort to cut payroll. Stanton said he expects to meet with ownership after the World Series. He was in Los...
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October 25, 2017 - 7:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's budget votes (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Lawmakers are approving $650 million in university aid as they scramble to break a four-month stalemate over fixing Pennsylvania's deficit-riddled finances. The House on Wednesday approved...
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October 25, 2017 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Twitter and Google say they will send representatives to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing next week on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The Oct. 31 hearing is the third scheduled with the social media companies as congressional investigators probe the spread...
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October 25, 2017 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday to block the flow of illicit money to Iran-backed Hezbollah militants and to sanction the group for using civilians as human shields as lawmakers took aim at what they called Tehran's leading terrorist proxy. The measures were...
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