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Who’s in, out in small business tax break? It’s complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in; accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law....
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Online mattress seller Casper plans 200 stores in 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Online mattress seller Casper plans to open 200 stores in the U.S. over the next three years as part of an effort to solidify its position in the retail market. The 4-year-old company has been testing locations by opening 20 stores with short-term leases...
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Colorado college reprinting up to 9.2K diplomas to fix typo

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado university is offering to reprint up to 9,200 diplomas after the outgoing editor of the school newspaper found a big typo. Alec Williams was checking to make sure his name was spelled correctly on his Colorado Mesa University diploma...
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Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have yanked a brothel license from Nevada’s most famous legal pimp, who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style candidate for a state legislative seat and faced increasing anti-prostitution sentiment. Dennis Hof had failed to apply for...
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Argentine Senate begins debate on historic abortion law

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Senate on Wednesday began debating a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. The lower house...
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Argentine Senate begins debate on historic abortion law

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Senate on Wednesday began debating a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. The lower house...
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Indicted Rep. Collins was early loyalist to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Rep. Chris Collins was one of the first House members to back Donald Trump for president in 2016 and quickly became a ubiquitous surrogate for the future president on cable television. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced indictments of the...
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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders spins savings in Medicare plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is skimming over the facts in claiming that his “Medicare for all” plan will lead to big reductions in what Americans spend for health care. In a recent tweet, the Vermont independent insists the plan will cut $2 trillion...
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Ball State sees large response after Papa John’s decision

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — More than 500 people have emailed Ball State University about its decision to support Papa John’s founder John Schnatter amid controversy over his use of a racial slur. Trustees decided Friday to support the pizza-chain founder, who graduated from...
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The Latest: Venezuela top court orders lawmakers arrested

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the apparent drone attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Venezuela’s supreme court is ordering the arrest of prominent opposition leader Julio Borges in connection with an alleged...
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