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Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years

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Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan
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Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support for re-engineering the state's water system with a pair of massive $16 billion tunnels

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Lawmakers hear calls for a higher minimum wage: $15 an hour

A Massachusetts legislative committee has heard testimony from supporters and opponents of a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15 an hour

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Alaska sees 26 percent drop in health insurance rates

The sole insurance on Alaska's individual health insurance market said there will be a rate decrease of 26.5 percent for its 2018 plans

New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage
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New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

New Zealand's lawmakers and public employees were told to cancel all nonessential flights to and from Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation's largest airport continued to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people

Stopped at US border, Haitians find 'Mexican dream' instead
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Stopped at US border, Haitians find 'Mexican dream' instead

Thousands of Haitians have settled on Mexico's northwestern border after the U.S. abruptly closed its doors to them last year

FedEx profit falls 17 percent, hurt by TNT cyberattack
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FedEx profit falls 17 percent, hurt by TNT cyberattack

FedEx said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 17 percent, hurt by a cyberattack at its TNT Express business earlier in the summer that caused package delivery delays.

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence
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Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

Toys R Us joins list of retailers in bankruptcy as Amazon exerts influence

Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges
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Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges

Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip have decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City

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Tyson Foods puts plans for Kansas poultry plant 'on hold'

Tyson Foods says its plans to build a $320 million chicken-processing plant near Tonganoxie are "on hold."