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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, surrounded by members of congress and supporters, speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. The new tax law ends a benefit long prized by business for schmoozing with customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in big glitzy boxes at sports stadiums, or even at minor league games in small towns with loyal company backers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 17, 2018 - 5:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing? The new tax law ends a benefit prized by business for impressing customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in the pricey boxes at sports stadiums, or even at Double-A baseball games in...
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Roma and Shakhtar players face each others during a Champions League round of 16 second-leg soccer match between Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 15, 2018 - 5:44 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it charged Roma for timewasting by a ballboy during its Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The boy was pushed over an advertising board by Shakhtar Donetsk player Facundo Ferreira after delaying returning the ball late in Roma's 1-0 win on Tuesday...
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March 09, 2018 - 4:34 pm
CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A judge has rejected a challenge of Canada's polygamy laws that was launched after two men were found guilty in British Columbia. Winston Blackmore and James Oler were found guilty in British Columbia Supreme Court last July of having multiple wives, but a lawyer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, letters spell out Meadowlands over top the new grandstand at the race track in East Rutherford, N.J. The CEO of Meadowlands, Jeff Gural, has been among the leaders in harness racing in trying to curb doping. Meadowlands revealed that Tag Up and Go had tested positive for EPO in 2016. The Tag Up and Go doping case emerged through one of his initiatives, establishing "out of competition" drug testing, which means horses can be subject to testing at any time, on the track or off. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
March 07, 2018 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor has gone to court to recoup more than $31,000 in winnings he said he was cheated out of when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey two years ago. Leading figures in harness racing said they had never before heard of such a lawsuit, which accuses...
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In this March 1, 2018 photo, Jane Fucinaro works with 9-year-old Wakema during an equine body work session in Blair, Neb. A bill introduced by Nebraska state Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte, proposes to exempt equine massage practitioners from state job licensing requirements. Under the current law, equine massage practitioners must have a massage therapist license or work under veterinary oversight. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 06, 2018 - 5:40 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — There are plenty of options for people looking for a massage in Nebraska, but if you're a horse, you're out of luck. Nebraska doesn't have a single licensed equine massage therapist, and lawmakers who recently chipped away at regulations governing various other professions...
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February 28, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Emily Kazyak, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (THE CONVERSATION) Religious freedom legislation highlights political division in the U.S.,...
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A group of college students from Israel being taught about Holocaust history at a fragment of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto and that a regional official wants to put on a list of protected historical monuments, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of Warsaw they called the “Jewish district.” (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president visited a Jewish community center Tuesday amid an upsurge of domestic anti-Semitism and international criticism of a new law that makes it a crime to blame Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. In a conciliatory gesture, President Andrzej Duda...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Sterling Riethman gives her victim impact statement during the seventh day of Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday, Feb. 26, as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Riethman, 25, is a former collegiate diver and Nassar patient who was among more than 250 women and girls who spoke at the sentencing hearings. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 26, 2018 - 11:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Included in the...
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February 26, 2018 - 5:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar sexual abuse have helped to unveil what is described as sweeping legislation to update Michigan's laws. Bills introduced Monday would...
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A Broward County Sheriff's Office deputy removes police tape from a makeshift memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:02 am
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