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Trump's search for diplomat revives Romney, Huntsman rivalry
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- They are distant cousins, courtly would-be presidents and scions of Mormon dynasties once enmeshed in long and unsuccessful races to the White House. Now Donald Trump, the brash Manhattanite who got there first, may have revived the rivalry between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman by considering each of them for secretary of State....



Maryland's 'Sen. Barb' and veteran Sen. Boxer bid farewell
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women's rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her work for "for jobs and justice."...



Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close to the transition team said Wednesday....



The Latest: Ellison to resign seat if chosen to lead DNC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress (all times local):...



APNewsBreak: Military to review how misconduct cases handled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct. The Associated Press has learned the leaders are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to senior officers who have been relegated to mid-level administrative posts....



The Latest: Judge hears arguments on dropping recount ruling
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):...



Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that he'll lead "the Divided States of America."...



Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday....



For Trump: Kinder words for immigrants, one new Cabinet pick
NEW YORK (AP) -- Laying new groundwork for his presidency, Donald Trump chose retired Gen. John Kelly Wednesday to head his Homeland Security Department and offered newly sympathetic words for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children....



Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do "big things."...