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Trump's inauguration will be protested in all 50 states and 32 countries Trump's inauguration will be protested in all 50 states and 32 countries
WASHINGTON — From the grave of a suffragist in upstate New York to the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., and the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, President-elect Donald Trump has quite a welcome committee: An estimated 1 million people plan to demonstrate in all 50 states and 32 countries. In the U.S. capital alone, the National Park Service has issued permits for 25 separate events t...
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Deadly ice storm, perhaps worst in a decade, batters nation’s midsection Deadly ice storm, perhaps worst in a decade, batters nation’s midsection
With Kansas and Missouri in the bull's eye, a winter storm descended on the nation's midsection Saturday, bringing thick ice, dangerous driving conditions and power outages as it stretched its tentacles as far east as the mid-Atlantic. Winter storm watches forecast up to three-quarters of an inch of ice and as much as three inches of snow across the central Plains and parts of Iowa, Illinois an...
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Trump won't drop ownership of business Trump won't drop ownership of business
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump plans to relinquish management of his businesses, but he still intends to retain an ownership stake in his sprawling real-estate and branding empire. Trump’s adult sons, Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump, will run the company, along with a Trump Organization executive. Trump will not make any corporate decisions during his time in the White House, his ai...
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Storms continue to slam West with snow, rain, wind Storms continue to slam West with snow, rain, wind
A fierce storm barreled into northern California and Nevada on Tuesday as residents prepared for up to 10 feet of snow and more flooding rains across the already-sodden states. Storms have hammered the West for several days, leaving at least four people dead. Hundreds of people fled their homes and thousands more lost power, the Associated Press reported. The heavy rains forced rivers out of...
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Winter storm moves up East Coast Winter storm moves up East Coast
he winter storm that socked the Southeast has moved up the East Coast, promising heavy snow and frigid temperatures early this week for millions of people in the Northeast. As of late Saturday, Boston had seen a half foot of snow, but the southeast portion of Massachusetts was hit harder, particularly the Cape Cod area. Hanover recorded 17 inches of snow, Middlesboro 16 and East Bridgewater 15. ...
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Thousands of protesters to test inaugural security operation Thousands of protesters to test inaugural security operation
WASHINGTON — Federal and local officials have been quietly scrambling to find space for tens of thousands of demonstrators expected to flood the capital for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month. At least 26 protest groups are seeking or have been granted permits — more than four times the average number for past inaugurations — in a show of force that will likely test a ...
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Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim
President-elect Donald Trump has backed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in casting doubt on intelligence alleging Russian meddling in the US election. Mr Assange said Russia was not the source for the site's mass leak of emails from the Democratic Party. Mr Trump has now backed that view in a tweet. He wrote: "Assange... said Russians did not give him the info!" The president-elect has r...
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Trump nominates new trade representative Trump nominates new trade representative
President-elect Donald Trump, who made criticism of foreign trade deals a major theme of his presidential campaign, said Tuesday he is nominating former Reagan administration official Robert Lighthizer to be his new U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer "has extensive experience striking agreements that protect some of the most important sectors of our economy, and has repeatedly fought in the ...
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Progressive campaigns nationwide get a silent partner Progressive campaigns nationwide get a silent partner
WASHINGTON — Tomas Robles wanted to develop “homegrown talent” in a campaign to boost Arizona’s minimum wage, involving a young and diverse team rather than a bunch of outside consultants. But he still needed additional campaign expertise. The chairman of Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families turned last spring to a new, high-powered non-profit organization called “The Hub Project” that...
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American hiker falls to death near iconic Swiss Matterhorn American hiker falls to death near iconic Swiss Matterhorn
A holiday hike against a backdrop of some of the world's most breathtaking geography turned into tragedy for an American who tumbled to his death on steep and slippery terrain in the shadow of the Swiss Alps' iconic Matterhorn, authorities in Switzerland said Wednesday. The body of 52-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was removed via helicopter two days after Monday's fall,...
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