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Patrons use dough to back pizza place targeted by fake news
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital caught up in fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats....

Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial....

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe....

Governor Joe Piscopo? Comedian eyes run in New Jersey
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on "Saturday Night Live," has gotten an update....

Preparing for White House, Trump to attend Army-Navy game
NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House....

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences....

White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim
PELHAM, N.C. (AP) -- White supremacy is a label that's too hot to handle even for groups like the Ku Klux Klan....

Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the post....

Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners and promised a renewed fight for the working class next year....

Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico....

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