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Trump, the 'America First' president, goes to the UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Elected on the nationalist slogan "America first," President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly to argue that individual nations should act in their own self-interest, yet rally together when faced with a common threat such as North Korea....

Haitians blocked at US border find 'Mexican dream'
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts....

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

Republican governors get into the 'news' business
ATLANTA (AP) -- Republican governors are getting into the "news" business....

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue....

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago....

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for natural beauty and historical significance to mining, logging and other development....

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises....

America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait his turn at UN
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America second....

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday....

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Trump, the "America First" president, goes to the UN

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

Military budget would swell under Senate bill

Haitians blocked at US border find 'Mexican dream'

Republican governors get into the 'news' business

Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

Nebraska sets highest bar in US for independent candidates

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