Watchdog group wants Ohio village to remove nativity scene

A national watchdog group wants a village in suburban Cincinnati to remove a nativity scene that the group says violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of separation of church and state.

Appeals court to examine ex-CIA officer's leak conviction

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The case of former CIA officer convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program is heading to a federal appeals court.

Lonely Planet names Asheville best in US despite LGBT flap

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November 28

Vilsack's tough message for fellow Democrats: Stop writing off rural America

A reckoning is happening among Democrats as they struggle to make sense of their election losses.
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November 26

Trump's potential conflicts of interest circle the globe

His family's financial ties with foreign players are uncharted territory in presidential history.
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November 26

Clinton campaign will take part in recount in Wisconsin

Her campaign lawyer said they want to look into the possibility of "outside interference."
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November 25

Collin Peterson on why rural voters don't vote Democratic anymore

The western Minnesota Democrat says the party has become more urban and more liberal. He also blames Republican "gerrymandering" at the state level.
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November 22
FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, a "Sold" sign is placed front...

US home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade

Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald Trump.
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November 22

Rolling out Obama's health care law was chaotic, but repeal could be worse

Republicans working on multiyear process to replace Obamacare.
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November 22

Trump Foundation apparently admits to violating ban on 'self-dealing'

President-elect Donald Trump's charitable foundation has apparently admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against "self-dealing," which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity's money to help themselves, their businesses, or their families.
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November 22
President-elect Donald Trump took to YouTube to announce plans for his first 100 days.

Trump says he has 'open mind' on climate change accord

Trump's comments came at an on-the-record lunch with the publisher, editors and reporters of the New York Times.
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November 21

Trump goes quiet on curbing drug costs

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump and his congressional allies are making big plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make over other government health programs.But…
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November 21

Live from New York! The elevators to Trump's residence

The three golden elevator doors in the Trump Tower lobby have turned into the most unlikely television feature.
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November 18
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, waves as she gets on an elevator at Trump Tower, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in New York.

Ivanka Trump's presence at meeting with Abe raises conflict-of-interest questions

WASHINGTON – The potential for conflicts of interest between President-elect Donald Trump and his family’s business ventures emerged again Thursday evening, when a photograph…
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November 17

Democrats' new strategy: Common ground with Trump

"We need to do a better job having a bold sharp focus on the economy," Sen. Amy Klobuchar said.
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November 17

Senate Democrats' challenge in 2018: The white working class

They need to win over blue-collar white voters.
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November 17

From Iran to Syria, Trump's 'America First' approach will face early tests

Trump has been vague on how he would respond to key international issues.
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November 17

'Do not say mean things': Kids ask Trump to be a kind president

A Facebook group asks kids to write to Trump "about the importance of being kind to other people, even if they're different than you are."
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November 17

Money pours into environmental groups after Trump victory

The Sierra Club has signed about 11,000 new donors since the election, more than nine times its best month ever.
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November 17

Rep. Tim Ryan to challenge Pelosi for House minority leader

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is getting a challenger for her leadership post in the next Congress. Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan confirmed that he…
November 15

'Big data' questioned in wake of Trump's surprising victory

There are plenty of hype and unreasonable expectations for what analytics can do.
November 15

AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.
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November 15

With Ivanka's jewelry ad, Trump firms seek to profit from election

Ethics advisers have increasingly voiced concerns over the unprecedented conflicts of interest that could arise from the soon-to-be first family.