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Trump endorses Romney for Utah's U.S. Senate seat

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President Donald Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


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The Latest: Legislators won't hear assault rifle ban bill

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House has voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles, effectively killing the...


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Rep. Matt Gaetz wants you to know who he is, and his plan is working

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Everybody went to high school with Matt Gaetz, in some form. You know the type. Contrarian, but well-argued. Obnoxious, but not a bully. An OK baseball player, but a much better debater: loud, fast and fearsome. Not boastful of family money, but not...


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AT&T demanded the Justice Department hand over documents that could show President

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A federal judge has ruled against AT&T in its effort to force the Justice Department to reveal whether President Donald Trump inappropriately interfered with a regulatory review of the telecom giant’s $85 billion Time Warner merger. The ruling on Tuesday from Judge...


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Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year. The results underscore the company’s...


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After mass shootings, officials have to confront what to do with venues transformed by

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Ever since a gunman walked into a high school in Parkland, Florida, last week and opened fire, the school has been closed to the public. For five excruciating minutes, police say, the gunman fired round after round inside Building 12 on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas...


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A Trump dating site used a sex offender as its model, and it has a few other issues, too

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Trump.dating is an odd site, and not just because it featured a convicted sex offender’s smiling face on its homepage. More on that shortly. It’s strange in nearly every way a dating site could be strange. Its all-caps slogan - “MAKE DATING GREAT AGAIN! FIND YOUR PRO-...


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Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close

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A steep drop in Walmart’s stock and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes broadly lower Tuesday, placing the market on course to snap a six-day winning streak. A late-afternoon sell-off wiped out early gains by technology companies. Grocery store operators and other consumer-focused companies...


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Mueller probe: London-based son-in-law of Russian businessman to plead guilty to false

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The London-based son-in-law of one of Russia’s wealthiest men is set to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in Washington, D.C., to making false statements in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential...


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Romney faces complicated path as he begins run for Senate seat

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A presidential tweet and a polite thank you in reply underscored the complicated path for Mitt Romney as he begins his quest for a Senate seat in Utah. Entering the competition was the first and perhaps easiest step in his return to public life. Deciding what to do if...


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