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Rick Perry expresses ‘regret’ for pledging to abolish Energy Department

WASHINGTON – Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Energy Department, expressed contrition for campaigning on the promise of doing away with the agency at his confirmation...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Panel has pointed questions for Trump’s pick for health secretary

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday that the health care system is losing focus on patients, its first priority, and he offered assurances that the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Young fear Trump will limit dissent

NEW YORK – Most young Americans are concerned about the media’s ability to report on Donald Trump and his efforts to obstruct coverage of his administration, and most think it’s at least somewhat...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Putin blasts White House over ‘fake news’

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimacy with fake allegations and “binding the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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UK’s May signals clean break with EU

LONDON – More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama shortens Manning’s term

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Polygraphs trip up border agency hiring

SAN DIEGO – David Kirk was a career Marine pilot with a top-secret security clearance and a record of flying classified missions. He was in the cockpit when President George W. Bush and Vice...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Orlando shooter’s widow has been arrested

WASHINGTON – The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the...

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

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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