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Top 5 at noon: Trump changes his mind about what to do with New York terrorism suspect; GOP's aggressive tax plan; and more

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TRUMP CHANGES HIS MIND ABOUT NEW YORK TERRORISM SUSPECT

President Donald Trump today appeared to rule out sending the New York terrorism suspect to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after threatening a day earlier to send the alleged attacker to the detention center. Backing off his initial statement that he was considering detaining the suspect at America's most notorious prison, Trump said that Sayfullo Saipov instead should be executed through the civilian justice system, which historically has been delivered faster convictions than the military tribunal system.

GOP'S AGGRESSIVE TAX PLAN SLASHES CORPORATE RATE, LOWERS TAXES FOR MOST AMERICANS

House Republicans today unveiled a tax cut plan that slashes the corporate tax rate, lowers taxes for most Americans but limits a cherished deduction for homeowners as President Donald Trump and the GOP seek to deliver on the first tax revamp in three decades. The proposal would add $1.5 trillion to the nation's debt over the next decade as Republicans largely abandoned fiscal discipline in a desire to secure a legislative achievement for Trump and score a political win ahead of next year's midterm elections.

POLITIFACT: WAS PAPADOPOULOS JUST A 'VOLUNTEER'?

President Donald Trump and prominent allies have repeatedly referred to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos as a mere "volunteer" after news broke that he had pled guilty to lying to the FBI in its Russia investigation. Though Papadopoulos didn't earn a salary, it doesn't mean that he was an unimportant player in the Trump foreign policy universe. Was Papadopoulos a key figure? PolitiFact decided to look deeper into his standing.

NEW INVESTIGATION TARGETS USF HANDLING OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE CASE

The University of South Florida is under a second federal investigation for possibly mishandling a case of campus sexual violence. Federal officers took up the case last week, following a student complaint against USF in late August with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

RETAILERS STEP UP THEIR GAME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Stores are trying to step up their game online and in person for the critical holiday season, from dangling more discounts to livening up their stores. And Amazon, which is expanding into more areas, has opened its online store of Black Friday discounts.

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