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FILE - In this May 31, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md. DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. Her comments came Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always "had the flexibility" to decide how to use federal education funds. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos' comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers,...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home is under agreement in Stoneham, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the National Association of Realtors releases its July report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 29, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts in July to buy homes in July compared to the previous month, as real estate sales are slipping even though economic growth is solid. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 0.7 percent last month to 106.2...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home has a sold sign in North Reading, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 22, 2018 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold last month at a...
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August 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in an administrative complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing...
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Relatives pray near to the dead bodies of civilians after Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 16, 2018 - 10:56 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighborhood the previous day, killing 34 students. Grieving families gathered to...
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In this Monday, July 30, 2018, photo Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation poses for a photo of his office overlooking the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action are sponsoring a measure known as Proposition 10. The measure would let cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings current state law shields from such control. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
August 12, 2018 - 11:35 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump signs into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, the Treasury Department and the IRS had worked for six months to bring clarity to Congress' blueprint. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued...
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An investigator surveys the wreckage of a twin-engine aircraft that crashed Sunday near the South Coast Plaza shopping center Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Santa Ana, Calif. Five people were killed aboard the plane that crashed and there were no survivors. No one was hurt on the ground, as the plane went down and hit at least one unoccupied car. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 06, 2018 - 6:40 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — On a breezy morning, Floria Hakimi smiled as her photo was snapped on the steps leading up to a small plane that was supposed to usher her to a workshop for real estate agents in Southern California. "Flying out to LA," she posted on her Instagram account with the photo of...
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This undated photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Joseph James Pappas. Authorities on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, identified a man who they believe gunned down one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors last month as Pappas, the son of a woman who died while the doctor was operating on her more than 20 years ago. (Texas Department of Public Safety/Houston Police Department via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors fatally shot himself during a confrontation with authorities in Houston on Friday morning, the city's police chief said. Joseph James Pappas, 62, was accused of shooting Dr. Mark Hausknecht on July 20, while...
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Kevin Downing, left, and Thomas Zehnle, attorneys for Paul Manafort, walk to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, on day four of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 03, 2018 - 12:04 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors headed toward the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday, with jurors hearing testimony that he never told his tax accountants about offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars. The testimony of...
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