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Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd....

As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can't believe it


On the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers who lined the rails, many Americans knew little about him beyond that he was very rich and had a thing for firing people on a reality television show....

10 promises Trump made for his first day


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blank space for voters to sign....

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


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- 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....

With hopes and fears, a divided America watches inauguration


ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) -- In living rooms, cafes and offices, Americans watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president on Friday, with many eagerly anticipating the historic transition and others deeply fearing it....

Prosecutor: Extradition of El Chapo is milestone for justice


NEW YORK (AP) -- Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him....

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome


HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close


LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan on Friday ordered the closure of 38 chronically underperforming public schools in Detroit and other communities, marking the first time that traditional schools will be closed explicitly for academic reasons under state law....

George H.W. Bush, wife remain hospitalized in Houston


HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remained hospitalized in Houston on Friday, a family spokesman said....

Medical examiner: 3 of 6 victims from plane crash identified


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The recovered remains of three of the six people killed when a plane crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland last month have been identified, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Friday....