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Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Iowa State University President Steven Leath, a pilot, acknowledged last year that he used a school plane for trips that mixed personal and university business, a practice that came to light after he damaged the aircraft in a hard landing. (Bloomington Normal Airport Authority via AP, File)

Democrats blast GOP plan’s tax break on private jets

- The Washington Times

Republicans billed their tax overhaul as a way to clear out special loopholes from the bloated tax code — but the bill that will hit the Senate floor after Thanksgiving actually adds a host of new breaks on everything from private jet operators to citrus farmers.

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Health care industry urges reprieve for Haitian immigrants

Associated Press

Massachusetts' health care industry is concerned about losing scores of workers as President Donald Trump's administration weighs whether to extend temporary residency for thousands of Haitian immigrants by Thanksgiving.

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign strategy centers on directing attention away from the sexual harassment claims about him and toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican officials calling for him to step aside. (Associated Press/File)

Roy Moore focuses battle on establishment Republicans

- The Washington Times

Even as he craters in the polls and faces growing calls from Republicans to drop out of the race, Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore over the weekend cast his candidacy as a fight against the political establishment and said Republican leaders are trying to silence voters in his state.

Democrats get nominee for special election to succeed Murphy

Associated Press

A 33-year-old former federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh and Marine veteran from a political family became the Democratic nominee Sunday for next year's special election to complete the term of an anti-abortion Republican congressman who resigned in a scandal.

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

- Associated Press

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans - the most ever in a single Rhodes class - as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.

Florida may counter "growing threat" to election security

- Associated Press

Saying there is a "growing threat" to Florida's election systems, the state may spend nearly $2.4 million in the coming year on cybersecurity efforts designed to protect election-related software and systems from outside hackers.

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign strategy centers on directing attention away from the sexual harassment claims about him and toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican officials calling for him to step aside. (Associated Press/File)

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday.