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Trump tax push raises questions about scope of his 'reform'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's zeal to unveil a tax plan before his 100th day in office is raising questions about just how thorough his "tax reform" plans will be, amid signals that his focus for now is on slashing tax rates.

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Trump-backed Navy expansion would boost costs some $400 billion over 30 years: study

WASHINGTON Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over the next 30 years than the currently planned 308-ship fleet, according to a study released on Monday.

Up in Smoke: Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the party by arresting four of them after they lit up joints.

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Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. | Video

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Trump pushes Democrats on border wall as government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump tried to press Democrats on Monday to include funds for his controversial border wall with Mexico in spending legislation as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government. | Video

UC Berkeley sued over postponement of Ann Coulter speech

Students who invited conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak at the University of California at Berkeley sued school officials on Monday saying their postponement of her talk was discriminatory and violated free speech rights.

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New Orleans removes first of four statues deemed racially offensive

New Orleans on Monday removed a statue that the mayor said glorified a 19th-century attack on police by white supremacists, the first of four monuments that the city will relocate to send a message of "diversity, inclusion and tolerance."

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Venezuelans protest for elections, unrest enters fourth week

CARACAS Venezuelans erected barricades with garbage and even bathtubs on Monday and snarled traffic with mass "sit-ins" along major thoroughfares to press their demand for early elections as anti-government protests entered a fourth week.