Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."

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AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump.

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  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR, STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

Justice official defends Mueller, sees no cause for firing

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday and said he had seen no cause to fire him or received encouragement to do so.

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  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.

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  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press