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Trump now 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States ...

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Defense, security picks get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by ...

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Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal ...

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Drought watchers eye Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at ...

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Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump’s inauguration, registering their rage against the ...

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Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed ...

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Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philly high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

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Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 10:15 p.m. | | Mexican drug lord  El Chapo lands in NY Comments 0 Comments

In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, minds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 10:14 p.m. | | In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, minds Comments 0 Comments

More snow, rain on way for the West

TRUCKEE. (AP) — More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in ...

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After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team ...

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First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president ...

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Moscow nightclub hosts early i party for Trump

MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub ...

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Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of ...

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Job announcements: Firms appear to seek Trump’s approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world’s largest companies appear to be trying to get in ...

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In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn’t hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | In break with Trump, EPA  pick says climate  change isn’t hoax Comments 0 Comments

In inaugural speech what will Trump say?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tradition suggests it’s time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

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Denver ponders public pot use rules

DENVER (AP) — Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places ...

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Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range location restrictions

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in ...

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Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift ...

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States argue for more say over endangered species

DENVER (AP) — The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without ...

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In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect ...

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Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 10:25 p.m. | | Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized Comments 0 Comments

Trump pays surprise visit to his Washington hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — He just couldn’t stay away.

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President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion dis

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Wynn Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 10:22 p.m. | | President-elect  Donald Trump escalates Tom  Ford fashion dis Comments 0 Comments

Obama shortens Manning’s term

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 ...

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Sneaker wave deaths witnessed by mom show need for awareness

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a ...

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Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials — not what ...

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Porn studio owner faces charge of running brothel

PHOENIX (AP) — The owner of a business in an industrial area of Phoenix says he was running a legitimate porn studio where amateurs could rent ...

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18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much ...

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Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and ...

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Young Americans say they fear next 4 years of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 6:50 p.m. | | Young Americans  say they fear next 4 years of Trump Comments 1 Comment

DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education and said she wasn’t ...

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Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks ...

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Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of ...

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Interior nominee disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying ...

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Pence promises big investment in infrastructure

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure.

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Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump’s ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 6:49 p.m. | | Sam Moore to sing  at Trump inaugural   Comments 1 Comment

Tips on how to find good tax preparer

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As tax season approaches, scammers start multiplying

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Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer’s execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year’s ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 8:28 p.m. | | Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer’s execution Comments 1 Comment

National park visits hits record high for 3rd year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone ...

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Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies

HOUSTON (AP) — Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child’s initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module ...

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Trooper was shot by driver who caused rollover

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked by a Mexican ...

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Military shifts away from oil

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio’s batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a ...

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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2017 9:48 p.m. | | Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health Comments 0 Comments

What happens between now and Ringling’s closure in May?

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — The owners of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2017 9:48 p.m. | | What happens between now and Ringling’s closure in May? Comments 0 Comments

What you need to know now about the upcoming tax season

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — It’s a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.

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STARK WEALTHY INEQUALITY

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men ...

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PBS: No red flag yet from Trump on funding

PASADENA  (AP) — PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration’s impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be ...

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