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Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:32:47 GMT2017-11-22T16:32:47Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pass the turkey - but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes....

Trump, top lawmakers to meet to discuss averting shutdown

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:04:23 GMT2017-11-22T20:04:23Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump and congressional leaders plan to meet next week to discuss how to avert a potential government shutdown at the end of the year....

White House: Cohn didn't fake bad reception on Trump call

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:15:19 GMT2017-11-22T22:15:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is disputing a Democratic senator's claim that top economic adviser Gary Cohn faked bad reception to get President Donald Trump off the phone....

Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:43:00 GMT2017-11-22T19:43:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press....

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:26:40 GMT2017-11-22T14:26:40Z

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an "ungrateful fool."...