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Watchdog Probe to Bring New Scrutiny for FBI's Comey

By Ken Thomas and Eric Tucker | Jan 17
FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation.

McConnell Outlines Environmental Wish-List for Trump Action

By Matthew Daly | Jan 12
The top Republican in the Senate outlined a series of actions he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will take to overturn environmental regulations imposed by President Barack Obama.

State GOP Wary As Republicans Push Repeal of Health Law

By Bill Barrow and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 11
Congressional Republicans' drive to repeal the 2010 health care law has financial and political repercussions for GOP leaders in the states and gives Democrats potential openings as they struggle to reclaim power.

Gilded Cages: Wealthy Defendants, Private Jails

By Tom Hays | Jan 10
If a judge approves a wealthy defendant's proposal, the accused would join a short but notable list of loaded defendants who turned their New York-area homes into a gilded cage.

Trump's Efforts to Step Away from Private Empire Minimal

By Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day | Jan 9
President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. So far, he's not stepped very far.

Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Google from U.S. Government Contracts

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 8
The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees.

Obama Derides 'Reckless' Plan to Repeal Now, Replace Later

By Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey | Jan 7
President Barack Obama derided as "reckless" on Friday a Republican plan to repeal his health care law now and replace it later, predicting that the replacement may never come.

Obama, Pence to Capitol as Health Care Overhaul Fight Begins

By Alan Fram | Jan 5
Plenty of questions remain for GOP lawmakers seeking to repeal Obamacare. Republicans also face divisions over the next step - replacement legislation - that will likely take months or years to resolve.

Run-DMC Sues Wal-Mart, Amazon for $50M

Jan 3
The rap group Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission.

Pay to Rise for Millions As 19 States Increase Minimum Wage

By David Klepper | Jan 2
It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.

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