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Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in Obamacare replacement plan

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President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to...

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With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration

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ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation’s 45th president. Among them were a retired autoworker in Michigan who was awe-struck by the inauguration and an immigrant in Phoenix worried about the future. Others avoided...


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Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An off-duty police officer and a woman he was helping were shot and killed Friday in a New Orleans suburb, and authorities were searching for a man who had been involved with the woman, officials said. Police shut the Mississippi River bridge from New Orleans’ east bank to its...


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Delaware welcomes Joe Biden home after decades in Washington

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington. Biden and his wife, Jill, hopped aboard an Amtrak train bound for Wilmington after attending...


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The Latest: Man on bridge after shooting ignores rope

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MARRERO, La. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A man threatening to jump from New Orleans’ Mississippi River bridge ignored a rope lowered to him as police hunted for a man who fatally shot an off-duty police officer and...


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Trump inaugural speech sharp break with past, and his party

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Donald Trump began his presidency with blunt, searing talk about a crippled nation in dire need of bold, immediate action. Breaking with more than two centuries of inaugural-address history, the new president made clear, in case anyone had not yet gotten it, that his...


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Trump rattles the establishment with a populist address true to his campaign

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. After a campaign unlike any other, President Donald Trump delivered an inaugural address unlike virtually any other, a populist declaration aimed directly at the power structure of Washington along with a determined expression of the “America First” message that...


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Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Senate confirmed James N. Mattis as President Trump’s defense secretary Friday, breaking with decades of precedent by making a recently retired general the Pentagon’s top civilian leader. Mattis, 66, will lead the Defense Department’s 1.9 million active-duty...


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Mattis, Kelly confirmed as fight heats up over Trump Cabinet

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The Senate confirmed James Mattis as Defense secretary and John Kelly to run the Homeland Security Department as Democrats balked at Republicans’ demand to also install the CIA director on President Donald Trump’s first day in office. The Senate voted 98-1 for Mattis and 88-11...


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Kelly confirmed as homeland security secretary

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed John Kelly as secretary of homeland security on Friday, putting the blunt-spoken retired Marine general in charge of securing the nation’s borders, including construction of the controversial southwest border wall that was a...


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Outside lawyer to review lawmaker's marijuana business ties

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Maryland General Assembly has hired outside counsel to aid its ethics investigation of a state lawmaker who championed medical marijuana while having a business relationship with a prospective dispensary, a spokesman for the Senate president confirmed Friday....


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