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The Tax Bill And The Military

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Labor Abuses After Harvey

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How The GOP Tax Bill Would Affect Community Colleges

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Worker Shortage Could Dampen Economy

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Citi Bike users pedal through the streets of Manhattan. Some members of Generation Z, the younger generation following the millennials, are less inclined to own cars and lean more toward bike-sharing and ride-sharing services. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Generation Z May Not Want To Own Cars. Can Automakers Woo Them In Other Ways?

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The $3 billion Brightline express train project will launch this month with trains operating from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. Courtesy of Brightline hide caption

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What The White House Wants In Tax Overhaul

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Bitcoin's Rising Value Could Be Good News, But Might Not

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A row of chimneys stand in a neighborhood devastated by a wildfire on Oct. 13, 2017, near Santa Rosa, Calif. Massive wildfires swept through Northern California two months ago, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks with reporters after leaving a news conference on the tax overhaul in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo On GOP Tax Plan

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Construction workers at a site in Miami. Thousands of construction workers in the U.S. face the elimination of their temporary protected status and the prospect of deportation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

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The Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, conspires with his dog Max to deprive the Whos of their favorite holiday in the live-action adaptation Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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