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AP Top U.S. News at 11:59 a.m. EDT

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."...

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year....

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina man who admitted killing seven people over nearly 13 years while running a successful real estate business pleaded guilty Friday to seven counts of murder and a number of other charges....

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children who were in her care around that time....

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail
CHICAGO (AP) -- How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago....

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students....

Kennedys discuss JFK's legacy 100 years after his birth
BOSTON (AP) -- John F. Kennedy didn't make it even halfway to 100 - a milestone he might have celebrated next week - but the slain U.S. president's legacy is being lived out by members of his family....

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found....

Winery or 'weedery': Vineyards rip up grapes, switch to pot
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers....

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding....

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