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FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace - a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner....

AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months....

Roy Moore stands with homophobic supporters
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....

The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local):...

Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."...

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....

Harassment claims shine light on California Capitol partying
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact....

Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small....

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In this Nov. 17, 2017, photo, the cover page of a FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is photographed in Washington. The report is stirring fears of a return to practices of the Civil Rights era, when the agency notoriously spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator whose career has been dogged by questions about race and his commitment to civil rights, did not ease lawmakers’ concerns when he was unable to answer questions about the report or its origins during a congressional hearing on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) AP Photo/Jon Elswick

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