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November 8

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

A top Iowa aide to businessman Tom Steyer resigned Friday, a day after The Associated Press revealed he had privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing Steyer's White House bid.
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November 8

Top antitrust enforcer warns Big Tech over data collection

The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including for cutting off data access to competitors.
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November 8

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

The Interior Department is proposing to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural California water district that had long employed Secretary David Bernhardt as a lobbyist.
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November 8

Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world because of concerns about potential effects from new mining exploration.
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November 8

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
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November 8

Trump noncommittal on backing Jeff Sessions for Senate

President Donald Trump says he won't campaign against his former attorney general, whom he publicly mocked in the past, as Jeff Sessions tries to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate.
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November 8

Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower

Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment…
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November 8

Facing lawsuit, DeVos erases student loans for 1,500

Facing a federal lawsuit and mounting criticism, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday said she will forgive certain student loans for more than 1,500 borrowers…
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November 8

Driver of car in Two Rivers police shooting faces charges

Gun and drug charges have been filed against a man prosecutors say was driving a car involved in a fatal police shooting in Two Rivers.
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November 8

US has new plan for notifying Americans of election meddling

The Trump administration on Friday released a new framework for notifying victims and the public of cyberattacks during the 2020 presidential election.
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November 8

Whistleblower disputes boil over in impeachment interview

Transcripts released Friday in the impeachment inquiry show Republicans and Democrats repeatedly skirmishing over GOP questions that appeared aimed at drawing out the identity of the whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Donald Trump. Trump himself speculated that the whistleblower "should be sued. And maybe for treason."
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November 8

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he is retiring.
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November 8

Latest: Judge orders bail in spy case; prosecutors appeal

The Latest on a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia (all times local):
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November 8

Biden has 'no problem' with Bloomberg running for president

Joe Biden said Friday that he welcomes the possibility of billionaire Michael Bloomberg joining the crowded presidential field seeking the Democratic nomination.
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November 8
Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman returns to the Capitol to review transcripts of his testimon

Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes, officials say

There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump — and he did — he would have to open a public probe into the president's Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son.
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November 8

Evers wants to raise state workers' minimum wage to $15

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is proposing raising state employees' minimum wage to $15.
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November 8

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Medicare's "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7% to $144.60 a month next year, officials said Friday. They blamed rising spending on medications.
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November 8

Trump lawyers to ask high court to hear tax case by Thursday

Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court by Thursday to hear an appeal of rulings saying New York state prosecutors can obtain his tax records.
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November 8

Dealing with GOP legislature next challenge for Beshear

Preparing to assume the Kentucky governor's post after his election showdown with incumbent Matt Bevin, Democrat Andy Beshear faces perhaps an even bigger challenge ahead — dealing with a Republican-dominated legislature determined to set its own agenda.
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November 8

NY Governor: Students' plot to attack school foiled

Three middle-school students have been charged with plotting to kill multiple people at their upstate New York school with guns and explosives, authorities said Friday.The…