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Donald Trump taps lawyer involved with Trump U case for federal job

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As a top aide to Florida’s attorney general, Carlos G. Muniz helped defend the office’s decision to sit out legal action against Trump University. Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department. President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider the nomination of the Republican lawyer. Emails reviewed by The Associated Press show that in…

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Marco Rubio says nation doesn’t need U.S. Education Department

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Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn’t need a federal Education Department. The Florida senator spoke at a town hall meeting of about 200 people on Tuesday in Carson City. He’s on a multi-stop tour of northern Nevada. Rubio says the department starts out by making suggestions, then turns them into mandates and forces schools to implement them in order to receive federal money. He says some of the department’s duties could be divided among other agencies. Rubio…

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