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Allyson Schwartz, president of Better Medicare Alliance, speaks during an Interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The group, gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries, is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 21, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program. The Better Medicare Alliance claims a far-flung...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington. The Justice Department is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. It wants an appeals court to take the case instead. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 20, 2018 - 9:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution, giving the president's legal team its first major victory in the case. The order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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In this Dec. 13, 2018, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. A real estate investment firm founded by Kushner is betting big on the Trump administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks. But it’s not that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2018 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo, Joseph Soldwedel, the publisher of the Prescott Daily Courier, poses for a photo in Phoenix. Soldwedel, the owner of a chain of small Arizona newspapers, and his wife Felice are locked in a nasty divorce dispute that includes allegations of poisoning. (AP Photo/Matt York)
December 13, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo a realtor sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Pittsburgh. On Thursday, Dec. 13, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 13, 2018 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in three months, an inducement to prospective homebuyers in a haltingly recovering market. Continued steep declines in the stock market pushed home borrowing rates lower, although they remain much higher than a...
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In this photo from Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly answer questions from reporters during a break in a legislative meeting at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly, a Democrat, races a push in the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut state income taxes to offset a revenue windfall caused by changes in federal tax laws at the end of 2017. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
December 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big...
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December 04, 2018 - 11:25 am
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — A Secret Santa made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of shoppers near Philadelphia after paying off nearly $30,000 worth of layaways at a Walmart. Andy Rumford, of Kennett Square, tells The Daily Local he was shocked when he went to make a payment at the...
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November 30, 2018 - 7:44 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship — over a month before the game is played. The company announced Friday night it is treating the Crimson Tide as the winners already, and paid out single...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 79-year-old former head of a Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm is facing the rest of his life in a U.S. prison after a jury in Nevada found him guilty of bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Edwin Fujinaga...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands before a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Newly released tax records show an obscure non-profit last year gave nearly $15 million it received from anonymous donors to a conservative advocacy group that backedKavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The Wellspring Committee made the contributions to the Judicial Crisis Network. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anonymous donors gave more than $79 million to a liberal nonprofit during President Donald Trump's first year in office, helping fuel opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and build support for a slew of other progressive causes. The contributions in 2017...
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