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Nation & World Briefs

Last U.S. astronaut on moon dies at 82 Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Monday in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Defiant EU nations ready for Trump presidency

BRUSSELS – European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect’s stinging comments on everything from NATO and German...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

ATLANTA – As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation’s first black president to a...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

NEW YORK – His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump raises millions to cover inauguration’s steep costs

WASHINGTON – The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That’s it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you’re talking real money....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Kremlin counts days to Trump’s inauguration

MOSCOW – With eager anticipation, the Kremlin is counting the days to Donald Trump’s inauguration and venting its anger at Barack Obama’s outgoing administration, no holds barred. Careful not to...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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In Trump, man elected by Americans is president they’ll get

WASHINGTON – After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump’s transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected in November is...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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King’s shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

PHILADELPHIA – For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony, a gifted orator. It wasn’t until Aliy-Muhammad became an...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Bush twins write letter to Obamas

In 2009, as their father wrote a letter to his successor, the twin daughters of President George W. Bush, Jenna and Barbara, wrote a letter of their own. Their dad’s would be confidential and offer...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Destined for the table, dogs become pets in U.S. instead

WASHINGTON – The shy and shaggy Sapsaree puppy at the Alexandria, Virginia, animal shelter seems healthy and happy, a far cry from how she looked two years ago when she arrived from an overcrowded...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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With days left, Obama ushers in dozens of policies

WASHINGTON – In the past week, President Barack Obama’s administration overturned a decades-old policy toward Cuban immigrants, forged two major agreements to address racial bias in big-city police...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obamas donate swing set to shelter

WASHINGTON – The swing set that President Barack Obama installed on the South Lawn for his young daughters eight years ago has a new home. The White House said Friday that the Obamas donated the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World