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Trump suggests openness to negotiations on GOP tax plan

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax rate, injecting an element of uncertainty into the tax plan only hours after it cleared the Senate. Trump told reporters at the White House before a trip …

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Report: Visa fires high-profile manager for violating policy

The technology publication Recode is reporting that Visa fired a high-profile executive for behavior that “violated” the credit card company’s policy. Recode reported that Jim McCarthy’s departure was announced in an internal memo Friday. As executive vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships, McCarthy handled Visa’s deals with technology giants …

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2 Bemidji Burger Kings shut down due to salmonella outbreak

Minnesota health officials say two Burger Kings in Bemidji have temporarily shut their doors following a salmonella outbreak that infected more than two dozen customers. The Star Tribune reports that since September, the Minnesota Department of Health has identified 27 confirmed cases and another four probable cases of salmonella with …

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Opossum breaks into liquor store and gets drunk as a skunk

An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge officials say the opossum was brought in by a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, police officer on Nov. 24. A liquor store employee …

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Turnover chain everywhere at ACC championship game

When diehard Miami Hurricanes fan Jim Hill moved from Plantation to Greenville, S.C. and met his future wife, Bonnie, a Clemson grad, the last thing he imagined they would be doing was rooting against each other. But that’s exactly what they found themselves doing before Saturday night’s ACC championship game …

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ABC News suspends Brian Ross for ‘serious’ reporting error

ABC News has apologized for a “serious error” and suspended reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for the network’s incorrect Michael Flynn report. The network said Saturday the report had not been fully vetted before airing Friday. Ross initially reported that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump …

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Pope gets laughs in Bangladesh after diplomatic tightrope

Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the “terrorism of gossip” that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country’s Catholic leadership on Saturday at the close of an otherwise tense and diplomatically fraught Asian tour. As he has done …

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Frost returning to Nebraska after leading UCF’s turnaround

Scott Frost, the native son who quarterbacked Nebraska to a share of the national championship 20 years ago, is returning to the Cornhuskers as coach after orchestrating a stunning two-year turnaround at Central Florida. Athletic director Bill Moos on Saturday announced the hiring about two hours after Frost’s 12th-ranked UCF …

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Physician group no longer opposed to medical aid in dying

The Massachusetts Medical Society is no longer opposed to medical aid in dying as an end-of-life option for the terminally ill. The society said Saturday its governing body voted to adopt a neutral position, which allows the organization to serve as a medical and scientific resource as part of legislative …

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