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Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:02:26 GMT

Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies. The event, staged in front of Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park in Manhattan, was a rally for city residents who have vowed to pursue their own policies on health care, the environment and other issues during the Trump administration.

Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:48:27 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group. Trump announced former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday as his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, ending hopes that the last open spot would go to a Latino nominee.

Donald Trump arrives in Washington with a wave and a salute

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:18:58 GMT

In this file photo, the University of Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band performs before an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn. The band will perform in its 15th presidential inaugural parade since 1953 on Friday a decades-old tradition its band director said transcends politics and the nation's divisions.

In bipartisan nod, GOP-led Mississippi Senate commends Obama

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:18:57 GMT

The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama's agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate is calling the Democrat "one of the most consequential presidents in recent history."

News 16 Mins Ago Company that Trump HHS pick invested in faced criminal fine

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:01:11 GMT

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Mother killed herself after losing baby and boyfriend

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:15:22 GMT

'Help, we are dying of the cold': Desperate guests trapped in Italian ski hotel send texts to loved-ones after huge avalanche hits the building killing up to 30 people The wedge salads are on me! Trump pays one fan's $1,000 dinner bill as he's mobbed while stopping by his DC hotel for a meal after ditching press pool 36 hours before inauguration Aaron Rodgers' family doesn't 'trust' Olivia Munn: More details of NFL star's rift with relatives emerge 'after he chose model over her' Overweight and rather whiffy, the REAL young Queen Victoria: New book claims Lord Melbourne dropped hints to the monarch about her personal hygiene and gave her slimming tips 'Nope': The last word of cold-blooded killer as he is executed for invading family's home and murdering two young girls and their parents who had left the door open while preparing New Year's party Poll shows Hillary Clinton would BEAT Bill ... (more)

91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:52:30 GMT

Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be travelling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person. WCAU-TV reports B. Harold Smick Jr. still can vividly remember Jan. 20, 1941 - the day he witnessed Franklin D. Roosevelt become the only U.S. president sworn into a third term.

WikiLeaksa Julian Assange retreats from extradition pledge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:38:58 GMT

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, arguing Wednesday via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ex-Army analyst. It was only last week that Assange raised eyebrows across the internet when he appeared to offer himself up as a kind of swap for Manning, the former private convicted of leaking the hundreds of thousands of documents that made WikiLeaks a household name.

To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:19:44 GMT

An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation. The demise of the legislation Wednesday comes as Arizona leaders work to avoid bills that have made the state a frequent butt of jokes on programs like "The Daily Show."

Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:47:17 GMT

For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.

APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:21:22 GMT

The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Law enforcement agencies participating in investigations with federal counterparts can share proceeds of seized assets under Equitable Sharing programs run by the Justice and Treasury departments.

Biden at Davos: Russia is greatest threat to democracy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:57:03 GMT

Biden cited Iran and China among "the greatest threats" to the democracies built in Europe and the United States, but, he said, "I will not mince words. This movement is principally led by Russia."

News 16 Mins Ago Inaugural speech is Trump's time to rise to the moment

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:18:34 GMT

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DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:37:56 GMT

DeVos, Trump's choice for education secretary, has spent over two decades advocating for school choice. . FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump stands with Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos in Bedminster, N.J. DeVos has spent over two decades advocating for school choice programs.

Julian Assange 'to face extradition' after Chelsea Manning clemency decision

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:32:14 GMT

WikiLeaks has indicated Julian Assange is ready to face extradition following Barack Obama's decision to free a former soldier jailed for handing over classified documents to the anti-secrecy organisation. The outgoing US president used his final hours in the White House to allow Chelsea Manning, who went to school in Wales, to go free nearly 30 years early.

Iowa bill would let woman sue doctors who perform their abortions

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:32:13 GMT

Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. The proposal, slated for discussion Tuesday in the new Republican-controlled Legislature, would also permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules.

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:10:37 GMT

The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. Administration officials had long insisted that the president was continuing to work toward closing the facility even when it became obvious that it would no longer be possible for practical reasons before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Friday.