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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, a Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Boston's Logan International Airport. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Delta Air Lines Inc. reports earnings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 11, 2018 - 8:42 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines reported that fourth-quarter profit slipped 8 percent, but the results still beat expectations as average prices for passengers continued to creep higher. The airline also raised its forecast of 2018 earnings, citing the recent tax law that includes a lower corporate...
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State Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, speaks on the marijuana legalization bill, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, moments before it passed the Senate on a voice vote at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. The bill, which would allow the recreational use of marijuana, was approved by the House last week and Gov. Phil Scott has indicated he would sign it. (Jeb Wallace-Brodeur/The Times Argus via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 5:27 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would allow the recreational use of marijuana, putting the state on course to become the first in the country to legalize pot by an act of the Legislature rather than through a referendum by voters. By voice...
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In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, pilgrims walk outside Kirmahalle Cammi mosque in the northeastern Greek town of Komotini. Lawmakers in Greece are set to limit powers of Islamic courts which operate in a border region of the town of Komotini that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, following a European court challenge. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)
January 09, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years. The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament's largest...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 08, 2018 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump has hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet. Trump cast internet access as a...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 08, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing the Republican tax overhaul law during a pitch to rural America at a meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Trump notes in Nashville, Tennessee, that he's the first president...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, instructions are visible on a handle as gas is pumped at a station in Portland, Ore. An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing, in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to the aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-service gas. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
January 08, 2018 - 3:50 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing — in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to an aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, instructions are visible on a handle as gas is pumped at a station in Portland, Ore. An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing, in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to the aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-service gas. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
January 08, 2018 - 1:32 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing — in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to an aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-...
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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after traveling from Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 08, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to pitch his efforts to help rural America, promoting his tax overhaul law and economic development plans on a visit to Tennessee on Monday. He's also reserving a seat at the national college football championship game. Trump will become the first...
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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after traveling from Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 08, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump plans to promote his tax overhaul law as a boon for rural America during an address to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The White House released excerpts of the president's prepared...
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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 photo shows jars of medical marijuana on display on the counter of Western Caregivers Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutors to pursue violators of federal marijuana laws, not only states that legalized recreational pot are at risk of a crackdown, but so is most of the rest of America. All but four states allow some form of medical marijuana, even Sessions' home state of Alabama. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 05, 2018 - 7:28 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk of a crackdown and are warily watching developments. Forty-six states...
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