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AP Fact Check: The Perils of Parodying President Trump

Report: Black Lung Funding Cut Will Cost Taxpayers Billions

By Calvin Woodward |
President Donald Trump is a master at putting words in the mouths of other people. It's one of his favorite forms of mockery and self-aggrandizement. He does not like it when ...

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Documents: Mining Company Writing Own Environmental Report

Documents: Mining Company Writing Own Environmental Report

By Keith Ridler | Dec 15
Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.

Hallmark Draws Criticism After Pulling Same-Sex Wedding Ads

Hallmark Draws Criticism After Pulling Same-Sex Wedding Ads

By Jocelyn Noveck | Dec 15
The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy group.

Package Thief Taunts St. Paul Victim with Thank You Note

Package Thief Taunts St. Paul Victim with Thank You Note

Dec 15
A package thief who made off with a woman's delivery in St. Paul this week decided to leave something behind for the victim — a handwritten thank you note taunting her for the package.

UN Chief Warns Against 'Survival of the Richest' on Climate

UN Chief Warns Against 'Survival of the Richest' on Climate

By Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra | Dec 15
Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked over key issues.

Liz Weston: How Employers Help Workers Save for Rainy Days

Liz Weston: How Employers Help Workers Save for Rainy Days

By Liz Weston | Dec 15
Many companies offer 401(k)s and other retirement plans, but until recently few had programs to promote short-term savings. That's starting to change.

Preservation or Development? Brazil's Amazon at A Crossroads

Preservation or Development? Brazil's Amazon at A Crossroads

By David Biller and Leo Correa | Dec 15
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army captain, won last year's election with support from farmers, truckers and miners by resurrecting the dictatorship-era desire to develop the world's largest tropical rainforest.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

By Beatrice Dupuy, Arijeta Lajka, and Rafael Cabrera | Dec 15
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

U.S. Should Recognize American Samoans as Citizens, Judge Says

U.S. Should Recognize American Samoans as Citizens, Judge Says

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Jennifer Kelleher | Dec 15
People born in the territory of American Samoa should be recognized as U.S. citizens, a federal judge in Utah decided Thursday in a case filed amid more than a century of legal limbo but whose eventual impact remains to be seen.

Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls Gay-Themed Wedding Ads

Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls Gay-Themed Wedding Ads

By Jocelyn Noveck | Dec 15
Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.

Preservation or Development? Brazil's Amazon at a Crossroads

Preservation or Development? Brazil's Amazon at a Crossroads

By David Biller and Leo Correa | Dec 15
Night falls in Brazil's Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.

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