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Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

| | Nov 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

ATLANTA — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.

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    MANDAN, N.D. — President Donald Trump made an overt pitch Wednesday for Democrats to support his tax overhaul plan, singling out a North Dakota Democratic senator whose vote would be prized by the White House.

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    KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi blamed fake news and a misinformation campaign for fueling a crisis that the U.N. says has now pushed more than 125,000 minority Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh with tales of atrocities at the hands of security forces.

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    WASHINGTON — Plans for billions of dollars to flow to hurricane-ravaged Texas have already hit a snag in Washington, barely a half a day after Congress returned from a five-week recess Tuesday.

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    TROUTDALE, Ore. — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland’s metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state’s scenic Columbia River Gorge.

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    TROUTDALE, Ore. — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland’s metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state’s scenic Columbia River Gorge.

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    BEIRUT — Backed by Russian and Iranian firepower, President Bashar Assad’s forces reached besieged troops Tuesday at a garrison in Syria’s eastern city of Deir el-Zour, breaking a nearly three-year blockade by Islamic State militants and marking a significant advance against the extremists.

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