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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson is taking on the unusual role of being one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders at the same time the Wisconsin Republican has emerged as a witness to key moments at the heart of the impeachment inquiry and could serve as a juror on the presid… More >>

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the first state to publicly acknowledge it will share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald Trump’s order to count the number of U.S. citizens. More >>

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion and risk taker with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. More >>

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could have up to a $7 billion surplus next year, but state lawmakers should be wary about spending all of it, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. More >>

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaving behind Washington and the impeachment probe, President Donald Trump traveled to Texas on Wednesday to tour a manufacturing plant that produces the latest generation of Apple’s Mac Pro computer. Trump was seeking to highlight job growth in a state crucial for Repu… More >>

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A divided House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a watershed turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. More >>

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. More >>

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The attorney for a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with a dead captive in Iraq says the Navy is trying to remove the special operations chief from the elite fighting force in retaliation for President Donald Trump restoring his rank. More >>