Capitol Report: Trump says he didn’t do business with Cuba | Educators have doubts about Clinton college plan

Donald Trump is rejecting a report that said one of his companies did business in Cuba, in what would be a violation of the U.S. embargo on the island.

“I never did business in Cuba,” Trump told New Hampshire’s NH1 on Thursday. “There’s this guy who has [a] very bad reputation as a reporter. You see what his record is. He wrote something about me in Cuba. No, I never did anything in Cuba. I never did a deal in Cuba,” Trump said. Newsweek reported Trump’s casino company paid a consulting firm at least $68,000 to go to Cuba in 1998 on his behalf to find business opportunities. Hillary Clinton’s campaign said the business “appears to have broken the law,” and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said the article “raised some very serious and troubling allegations.”

Also read: Trump takes heat from both sides after report he broke U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Educators have doubts about Clinton’s college plan: Hillary Clinton’s plan to eliminate tuition for millions of students at public colleges and universities appeals to liberals, but educators are questioning how it would work, the New York Times writes. “This is going to take a lot of money in the system and shift it,” said Sarah Flanagan of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. “What happens to all that tuition money that is currently being provided by private sources? Will taxpayers really be able to replace the withdrawal of all that tuition money?”

USA Today’s historic anti-endorsement: For the first time, USA Today’s editorial board is making a recommendation in the presidential race: Don’t vote for Donald Trump. The board said the Republican nominee is erratic; has a “checkered” business career; and is ill-equipped to be commander-in-chief. At the same time, the board said it didn’t have a consensus for a Hillary Clinton endorsement.

Changes to Saudi-9/11 bill? The Hill reports lawmakers are opening the door to changing legislation that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court. Earlier this week, Congress overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill in the first override of his presidency. But on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said he thinks the measure is “worth further discussions.” Separately, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’d like to think work could be done to protect U.S. service members from any kind of retribution that could arise.

Congressional forecast: gridlock: Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session. The Associated Press writes next year is likely to herald even more divisions: Even if Republicans hold the House as expected, manage to win the White House with Donald Trump and hang on to their Senate majority, minority Democrats would still exercise significant power in the Senate. And if Democrats win the White House or Senate, AP says, it would usher in another era of divided government.

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