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The call is the first known contact between a U.S. president or president-elect with a Taiwanese leader since the United States broke diplomatic relations with the island in 1979. China considers Taiwan a province, and news of the official outreach by Donald Trump is likely to infuriate the regional military and economic power.
Federal ethics laws allow Cabinet nominees to skip the weighty taxes on profits from investments they’re forced to sell. The president-elect could potentially reap the same tax advantage.
The president-elect and his backers have filed challenges to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s push for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — states that were critical to Donald Trump’s surprise victory.
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Media Columnist
The president-elect’s inner circle is now utterly dismissing the existence of facts.
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The drama of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition is abnormal for Washington but feels pretty familiar for loyal reality-TV fans. Here’s why.
The approaches of the president and the president-elect offer a contrast: Obama’s success was slow, uneven and policy-driven, whereas Trump appears to be pushing an agenda grounded as much in emotion as economics.
In the three weeks since Trump won the election, he has dropped or leaned away from a number of key campaign promises, puzzling some of his supporters. But they say they still trust him.
“You act as though hate is new. It was always there,” Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said in a reply to a state senator.
The victim was pulled over by a black SUV with flashing lights, Maryland State Police said. A gunman then stole cash and "an ornately jeweled belt of great value."
In a hearing Friday, lawmakers epressed concern with Metro's past safety issues and called for the FTA to enact new safety regulations to improve oversight of the rail system.
Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein has agreed to fund an overhaul of the beleaguered landmark's broken elevator system, which has been shuttered since August.
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Montgomery County elementary school students aim to counter the “lies” they hear about Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, girls: “I’m not a thief.” “I’m not a terrorist.”
Of the amount, $1.4 million will go to the fire captains’ lawyers for their fees. The rest will go to the fire captains, as back pay and half as damages.
The advice columnist takes your questions about the strange train we call life.
Washington quietly brought back an old friend to start behind the plate, choosing to bank on a rebound rather than spend for a high-profile option.
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Gortat 18
Wall 15
San Antonio
Leonard 21
Gasol 10
Mills 7
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J. Wall 7-15 15 2 15
M. Gortat 8-16 21 18 2
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B. Beal 7-11 23 0 0
J. Smith 3-6 6 2 0
T. Burke 1-4 2 0 1
M. Thornt... 2-7 5 3 0
K. Oubre ... 2-4 4 1 2
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I. Mahinmi DNP
T. Satora... DNP
D. Ochefu DNP
S. McClel... DNP
A. Nichol... DNP
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N. Laprov... 2-5 7 1 3
P. Gasol 8-16 19 10 2
L. Aldrid... 8-14 19 4 1
K. Leonard 8-17 21 5 2
J. Simmons 0-0 5 0 1
D. Dedmon 0-2 0 4 0
P. Mills 4-9 10 4 7
D. Lee 3-6 8 7 2
M. Ginobi... 4-6 13 1 6
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Howard Dean made the surprise announcement via video to a meeting of Denver Democrats. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), in considering whether to leave his seat in Congress, said “it is more important to build, strengthen the DNC.”
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The jurors will deliberate again next week in the trial of a former officer charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
Many thought Yahya Jammeh would be a dictator for life, but he was beaten by an opponent with little political experience.
The justices will consider whether the drawing of the state’s congressional districts was unconstitutionally influenced by race.
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