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Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that…

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of…

A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

NEW YORK (AP) — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ''transgender" and…

'A Prairie Home Companion' name becomes 'Live from Here'

NEW YORK (AP) — "A Prairie Home Companion" has been given a new name — "Live from Here" — in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor's acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio. Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted…

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive…

With Rubio, Corker onboard, GOP finalizes huge tax package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans solidified support for their major overhaul of the nation's tax laws Friday, securing endorsements from wavering senators as they pushed to muscle their bill through Congress next week and give President Donald Trump his first major…

Home hazard: blinds

Study finds an alarming number of children are injured or killed by window blinds and shades each year.

Miracle survivors celebrate Christmas

Two Nebraska residents who nearly lost their lives and later connected in rehab share their stories of faith and survival in a special Christmas pageant.

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