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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Robert Mickens, whose 15-year-old daughter, Nisa Mickens was killed in an alleged MS-13 killing last September, speaks at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Intelligence at the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech will include the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
January 30, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include an Ohio welder who will benefit from his tax overhaul plan and the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. Among his other guests are rescuers who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 29, 2018 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen's announcement Monday that he would not seek re-election, giving up...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 29, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen's announcement Monday that he would not seek re-election, giving up...
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January 29, 2018 - 6:04 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon's CEO says the oil company will invest more than $50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the U.S. Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said Monday that the investments are possible because of the company's strength, helped by the recent law that cut taxes on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, center, speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Frelinghuysen has announced he will not seek re-election. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are heading for the exits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 29, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing political headwinds, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced Monday that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his term. He joins a lengthy list of GOP veterans — and powerful committee chairs — leaving Capitol Hill at...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collection rose by nearly 4 percent in 2017, making it the highest annual growth since 2013. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Monday that collections statewide grew by $620 million to $16.6 billion, a 3.9-percent increase...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Robert Mickens, whose 15-year-old daughter, Nisa Mickens was killed in an alleged MS-13 killing last September, speaks at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Intelligence at the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech will include the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
January 29, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include an Ohio welder who will benefit from his tax overhaul plan and the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. Among his other guests are rescuers who...
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January 29, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government's budget deficit rising, the Treasury Department says it expects to borrow $441 billion in the current January-March quarter, the largest amount in eight years. The Treasury says this figure compares to actual borrowing of $282 billion in the October-December...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan.The Koch brothers are spending up to $400 million to shape November’s midterm elections nationwide. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 2:44 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — For the Koch brothers and their powerful donor network, the trouble with President Donald Trump isn't what he's doing. It's how he's doing it. Huddled at a private retreat in the California desert, the conservative movement's moneyed elite worried aloud this weekend that...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan.The Koch brothers are spending up to $400 million to shape November’s midterm elections nationwide. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 12:59 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — For the Koch brothers and their powerful donor network, the trouble with President Donald Trump isn't what he's doing. It's how he's doing it. Huddled at a private retreat in the California desert, the conservative movement's elite money men worried aloud this weekend...
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