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Hotel That Launched Trump To Manhattan Fame To Be Torn Down

Hotel That Launched Trump To Manhattan Fame To Be Torn Down

By BERNARD CONDON , AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. Developer TF Cornerstone said Thursday that it and a group managing billionaire Michael Dell’s money…

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Bezos Tells of Enquirer Threats to Publish Revealing Pics

Bezos Tells of Enquirer Threats to Publish Revealing Pics

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress. Bezos, who is also owner…

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Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi Attend National Prayer Breakfast

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi Attend National Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attended the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, where speakers addressed the level of division in the country and what one described as a “fracturing of the American family.” The annual gathering brought together members of the president’s Cabinet and members of Congress, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.…

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Political Crisis Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 Elected Officials

Political Crisis Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 Elected Officials

RICHMOND, VA (AP) — The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state’s attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career already hanging by a thread over a racist…

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House Panel Expected To Send Russia Transcripts To Mueller

House Panel Expected To Send Russia Transcripts To Mueller

By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the panel’s first act since Democrats took the majority, the House intelligence committee is expected to vote Wednesday to send more than 50 interview transcripts from its now-closed Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller. The panel’s new chairman, California Rep. Adam Schiff, has…

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