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Mississippi gives tax break to hotel tied to Trump companyThe state of Mississippi has granted tax break worth just over $6 million to a hotel developer affiliated with the Trump Organization
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A man walks into the Center for American Progress, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at their office in Washington. The major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Feb. 22, 2018, by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' planNew plan from liberal policy group calls for 'Medicare Extra' to guarantee coverage for all, but keeps role for employers and private insurance
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in San Francisco. Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate a new category of properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, initially will only cover about 2,000 homes in 13 cities. That's a small fraction of the roughly 4.5 million rentals listed on Airbnb in 81,000 of cities throughout the world. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectorsAirbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate a new category of properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum has likely violated multiple House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he founded, using an official photo on its website, and having an aide appear in a false testimonial for its services, a review by The Associated Press shows. Blum, a Republican facing a competitive race for re-election, is one of two directors of the Tin Moon Corporation, a digital marketing company incorporated in 2016 as Blum was in his first term, a business filing shows. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business'An Iowa congressman has said in a sworn statement that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite evidence to the contrary
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
This image provided by Global Fishing Watch shows fishing activity around the world in 2016. According to a study released Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, researchers found more than 55 percent of the world’s oceans are fished commercially, with five countries responsible for 85 percent of high seas fishing. Study co-author Boris Worm says the findings show that ships are obeying no-fishing zones and times, although they hover at the edges of marine-protected areas. (Global Fishing Watch via AP)
Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seasA new global study gives the first comprehensive snapshot of how extensive industrial fishing is
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Minneapolis threatens $500 fines to unlicensed Airbnbs
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)2 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 15, 2016 file photo, Cypriot Foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides speaks after his statements to the media at the foreign ministry in Nicosia, Cyprus. Kasoulides said on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that drilling in the specific area could be abandoned if Turkish naval vessels continue to obstruct the rig. For two weeks, Turkish warships have prevented a rig from reaching an area southeast of Cyprus where Italian firm Eni is scheduled to carry out exploratory drilling. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
Eni executive: drilling off Cyprus could be put on holdThe top executive of Italian company Eni says that planned drilling in search of gas off Cyprus could be put on hold until Turkey can be convinced to pull back its warships preventing a rig from reaching the site
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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