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Tweet offering home to gun protesters launches movement

Tweet offering home to gun protesters launches movement

WASHINGTON — It started with a rare tweet by a woman who had — "maybe" — 28 followers on Twitter. Elizabeth Andrews, a D.C.
Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia

Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia — Simon Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. But instead of joining the exodus, he is running for office — as a candidate of Tunisia's Islamist party.
Africa's young professionals embracing 'gospel of bitcoin'

Africa's young professionals embracing 'gospel of bitcoin'

KAMPALA, Uganda — In a sleek new high-rise in Uganda's capital, an enthusiastic lecturer described his financial success with the cryptocurrency bitcoin while his earnings were projected on a screen.
Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers.
Trump team may shift strategy after legal shake-up

Trump team may shift strategy after legal shake-up

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned. The move on Thursday has shaken up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt.
Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

NEW YORK — Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook's core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your intere
Democrats banking on suburban discontent in 2018

Democrats banking on suburban discontent in 2018

From the old steel communities around Pittsburgh to the lakefront communities of Chicagoland, Republicans are facing an increasingly clear reality: They've got trouble in the suburbs.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's pledge to vets on private care lags

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's pledge to vets on private care lags

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is holding out the promise of better health care for veterans through an imminent expansion of private-sector services outside the Department of Veterans Affairs system.
Pence praises China tariffs during stop in New Hampshire

Pence praises China tariffs during stop in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Vice-President Mike Pence said Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on goods imported from China was an effort to combat unfair trade practices.
Before big break in case, Austin bombs frustrated police

Before big break in case, Austin bombs frustrated police

AUSTIN, Texas — After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up.