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Energy leads US stocks indexes to a mostly higher finish

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A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the latest Republican effort to roll back the...


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Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

Mexico Border Closure

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San Diego and Tijuana for work on a $741 million expansion project presents a monumental headache for border businesses,...


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'Tough' but 'tailored' entry restrictions await Trump's approval

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Trump administration is considering replacing a part of its controversial travel ban with more-tailored restrictions that could vary from country to country, officials announced Friday. Officials declined to say precisely what those restrictions will be, which...


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'Put It Down': South Park's anthem for a week when late-night comedy took over politics

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The week began with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert presiding over an anti-Trump TV special (also known as the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards) that featured a self-deprecating cameo by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The week is ending with...


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How major US stock market indexes fared Friday

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday as gains for energy, phone and industrial companies made up for losses elsewhere. Real estate and utilities companies were among the biggest decliners. Some health insurers bounced back as support dwindled for the Senate Republicans’ latest effort to...


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The Cassidy-Graham bill probably won't become law. And more than half of America is good

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Republicans’ last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare was always a moonshot. A bill proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., looks like it doesn’t have enough support in the Senate to pass a party-line vote. Republican leaders were trying to...


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New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up what it called an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Thursday with...


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Solar industry roiled by trade ruling that some fear could lead to tariffs

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The U.S. solar industry was roiled on Friday by a unanimous ruling in a much-watched international trade case - one that some industry leaders fear could lead to steep new tariffs on imported crystalline silicon solar cells. The bankrupt Georgia-based solar company...


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Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Health and Human Services inspector general is investigating Secretary Tom Price’s reported use of chartered planes for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense, a spokeswoman said Friday. Investigators will seek records of Price’s travel...


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One of the most bizarre ideas about climate change just found more evidence in its favor

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. More and more, we are learning that climate change can lead to some pretty strange and counterintuitive effects, especially when it comes to the wintertime. For instance, scientists have pointed out for a number of years that warmer seas, and a wetter atmosphere, can...


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