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In donated shoes and suit, a Trump supporter comes to Washington
While much of Washington looks cynically upon this week’s inauguration festivities, hundreds of buses will arrive in the District carrying well-wishers who remain dazzled and want a front-row seat for Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency.


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For family of slain DNC worker, a tragedy is compounded by false conspiracy theories
Seth Rich, a 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer, wasn’t just another D.C. murder victim. He was a meme in the weirdest presidential election of our times.


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Cabinet nominees confront growing ethical questions
President-elect Donald Trump’s choices to lead commerce, health and human services and the Office of Management and Budget face the kinds of problems that have torpedoed Cabinet-level nominees in the past. But it’s far from likely that Trump’s picks will buckle under political pressure.



HHS nominee Price emphasizes ‘access’ to health coverage
Rep. Tom Price laid out the central elements of his years-long push to replace the Affordable Care Act along conservative lines. But he stopped short of Donald Trump’s vow of insurance for all.


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Obama’s last message sounded like his first one
Barack Obama gave a 2004 speech filled with optimism about America. He returned to that theme in his final news conference as president.





















With Obama leaving, congressional Republicans look to remake D.C. laws
They are moving quickly to introduce legislation gutting the heavily Democratic city’s gun-control measures, undoing a physician-assisted suicide law and banning the use of local tax dollars to provide abortions for low-income residents.


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Trump’s health: What we could expect with the oldest incoming president
Donald Trump takes office Friday as an exercise-averse 70-year-old who has released only limited information about the measures of his own health.


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Approval for Obama climbs to 60 percent, Post-ABC poll finds
This high-note finish comes with plenty of dissonance, including persistent pessimism about the nation's direction after Donald Trump campaigned strongly against the president's policies.


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Gambian crisis intensifies before Thursday’s presidential inauguration
The storm clouds of an armed regional crisis are gathering as Yahya Jammeh, president of the West African nation, refuses to leave office after losing a Dec. 1 election.


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In Manning clemency call, Obama sought to reduce sentence viewed as ‘nuts’
The president’s decision was driven by the Army private's remorse and a belief that the 35-year prison term she was given exceeded that imposed on other leakers of government information.


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Former president George H.W. Bush hospitalized; Barbara Bush also under care
The 41st president, 92, was under observation at an intensive care unit in Houston for breathing problems related to pneumonia. The former first lady was admitted after suffering fatigue.


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A veteran with PTSD kept banging on his cell. So jailers beat him into a coma, a complaint says.
Joseph Guglielmo's attorney said he wasn't hurting himself or anyone else, so the deputies in Dayton, Ohio, had no reason to use force on him. When he awoke from the coma, he was no longer able to walk, his attorney said.


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Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez voted into Baseball Hall of Fame
Rodriguez, the catcher known as "Pudge," becomes the first in Cooperstown to have played for the Washington Nationals.


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What you need to know about the Women’s March on Washington
Thousands of people are expected to be in the region Saturday for the march, which could draw larger crowds than Inauguration Day itself and present travel challenges for participants and residents.


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