FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.

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  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN and RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.

Maybe he could, but not everyone can.

  • Written by By NANCY BENAC and CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

 

ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.

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  • Written by By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON , Associated Press