Obama Leaves on a High Note, Poll Says

Barack Obama leaves office with his highest approval levels and personal popularity since the early days of his presidency.

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18.Jan.2017


Obama Leaves Mixed Legacy in Middle East 8 Years After Cairo Speech Gave Region Hope

For some, Obama hasn't lived up to his promises.

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18.Jan.2017


Obamas' Planned Move to Historic D.C. Area Surprises Longtime Resident

The Obamas will move from the White House to a home in Kalorama.

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17.Jan.2017


Obama to Hold Final Presidential Press Conference

Obama will address reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room.

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18.Jan.2017


Trump Hopes Congressional Democrats Will 'Reconsider' Inauguration Snub, Adviser Says

President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke to "GMA."

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18.Jan.2017


Earthquake Strikes Italy, Tremors Felt in Rome

A severe aftershock followed the first quake an hour later.

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18.Jan.2017


Trump on Intel Briefings: 'I'll Solve the Problems'

"We have some big enemies out there," Trump told Axios.

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18.Jan.2017


Nikki Haley: 'United Nations Could Benefit From a Fresh Set of Eyes'

The South Carolina governor is Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

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18.Jan.2017


Donald Trump: 'I Don't Like Tweeting'

Trump told Fox News he uses Twitter to defend himself from the media.

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17.Jan.2017


Obama Supreme Court Nominee Returning to Bench as Judge

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is putting on his judge's robes again

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18.Jan.2017


Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

ORLANDO — The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.Orlando police Chief John Mina said Markeith Loyd, 41, was flushed out of an abandoned house and taken into custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 killing of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store.Local [...]

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17.Jan.2017


'Apprentice' contestant says Trump groped her

A former contestant on the reality show "The Apprentice" filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against President-elect Donald Trump over his response to her allegations that he groped her during a job interview in 2007.Summer Zervos, a California restaurant owner who appeared on the show in 2006, accused Trump of aggressively kissing and grabbing her when she went to his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel to discuss a possible job at the Trump Organization a year later.In [...]

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17.Jan.2017


Pace woman wins $1 million in lottery

PACE – The Florida Lottery announced on Tuesday that a Pace woman won a cool million in the Holiday Millionaire Raffle grand prize.Teresa Reid, 64, claimed her $1 million from the drawing held on Jan. 3 and was one of seven who won the grand prize, according to the Florida Lottery.Reid purchased her winning ticket at the Murphy Express station at 4988 U.S. Highway 90 in Pace.The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the ticket, the [...]

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17.Jan.2017


Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.Manning, who will leave prison in May, was one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama was shortening, a list that includes Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Obama also pardoned 64 people, including retired Gen. James [...]

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17.Jan.2017


Obama gives extra $500 million to climate fund despite GOP objections

WASHINGTON — With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps developing nations fight climate change and adapt to its consequences.The incoming Trump administration and some Republicans oppose the program.The State Department's announcement Tuesday brings U.S. contributions to the Green Climate Fund to $1 billion since 2016. The fund helps poor countries reduce carbon emissions by [...]

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17.Jan.2017


AP fact check: Sarah Palin not blaming attack on 'Mexican Muslims'

Sarah Palin isn't blaming a recent fatal shooting at a Florida airport on "Mexican Muslims" despite the claims of a story being shared on social media.The story posted by Newslo's politicono.com falsely quotes the former Republican vice presidential candidate as saying it was President Barack Obama's "policy of allowing Mexican Muslims to walk freely on our streets that has caused so much death and destruction recently, including this latest incident which has taken five innocent [...]

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17.Jan.2017


Putin doesn't believe Trump met prostitutes in Russia

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t believe that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump met with prostitutes in Russia, calling the accusations part of a campaign to undermine the election result.Unsubstantiated allegations made against Trump are "obvious fabrications," Putin told reporters in the Kremlin on Tuesday. "People who order fakes of the type now circulating against the U.S. president-elect, who concoct them and use them in a [...]

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17.Jan.2017


Here's why Ivanka Trump is positioned to be the most powerful first daughter ever

When her parents went through their messy divorce as the "Imperial Couple" of New York City in the early ‘90s, Ivanka Trump could have gone one of two ways. It turns out her great ambition matches her father’s, and in the years since she has gone from creating a global fashion brand to potentially the the most powerful first daughter ever.The former fashion model has come a long way since she graced the cover of "Seventeen" and grabbed the public's eye. [...]

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17.Jan.2017


What does the U.S. Department of Education actually do?

It's been a few years since the backlash against the U.S. Department of Education was heard on Capitol Hill, while there's been no real talk of its influence throughout the campaign and subsequent election of populist real estate magnate Donald Trump who promises to make America great again.The department is, [...]

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17.Jan.2017


Trump's boyhood home is up for auction - again

NEW YORK — The first property ever connected to President-elect Donald Trump has become a hot spot for real estate deal-making.Trump's earliest childhood home is up for auction for the second time in three months, with written bids due Tuesday afternoon.Paramount Realty USA offered the 1940 Tudor-style house in a leafy part of Queens to bidders last fall, but that auction was canceled amid a burst of last-minute interest. City records show an investor ultimately [...]

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