Federal appeals court considers kids' climate change lawsuit

A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change.

The Latest: 3rd judge blocks military transgender ban

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Officials deny permit for violent rally anniversary event

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Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, have denied a permit requested by an organizer of the August white nationalist protest that turned violent.
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Alabama foes make final push before big Senate vote

Facing voters at last after the year's most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state's first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was Alabama's referendum on "who we are and what we're going to tell our daughters."
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The Latest: Moore calls allegations against him 'disgusting'

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Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay comments

A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
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Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a top Democratic lawmaker dismissed as "fake math."
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The Latest: Regent regrets equating gay people, pedophiles

The Latest on a former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents who is being criticized for comparing gay people to pedophiles (all times local):
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Capt. Tarrence Robertson is transgender and serves in the Minnesota National Guard.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks.
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CAA to form legal defense fund for harassment victims

The powerful Hollywood talent agency CAA is canceling its annual Golden Globe Awards party and planning to form a legal defense fund to assist workplace harassment victims across all industries.
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The Latest: Sanders says Trump already addressed allegations

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump (all times local):
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Defendant in football player's death says he fired into air

Jurors in a murder trial involving the 2015 death of a Tennessee high school football player who shielded friends from gunfire heard an interview Monday in which one defendant tells police he fired shots in the air without aiming at anyone that night.
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Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

The arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe bomb and setting it off in the New York subway system has led to discussion of the nation's immigration system, with President Donald Trump repeating his refrain that it needs to be overhauled in favor of more restrictions.
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New CDC Director questioned about financial conflicts

A U.S. Senator is criticizing the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an apparent financial conflict of interest that the senator says may prevent the director from doing her job.
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#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year's presidential election.
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Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran

Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy.
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The Latest: Suspect's family heartbroken, saddened by attack

The Latest on an explosion in a New York City subway passageway (all times local):
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Ex-Congressman Hoekstra sworn in as Netherlands ambassador

Former Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra (HUK'-struh) is the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
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18-year-old gets plea deal in 2015 rape, killing of girl

An 18-year-old is pleading guilty to rape and murder in the 2015 death of a 12-year-old Utah girl he's accused of luring from her home with a story about a lost cat.
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Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

Advocates for a Mexican journalist detained in a remote West Texas facility asked the U.S. government on Monday to grant him asylum instead of deporting him to a country where he believes he'll be killed.
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Fate of young immigrants divides Dems on last-minute budget

The fate of so-called "Dreamers" is one of the trickiest issues to resolve as the White House and Congress seek to avert a Christmas government shutdown that nobody says they want.
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'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said.
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Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event , crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters.