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With a few exceptions, the president-elect’s choices have gone a long way toward mollifying some of his Republican critics, and several of the picks — including the wife of the Senate majority leader as transportation secretary — are tailor-made to encourage cooperation between the administration and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
Experts wonder if the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen was a slip-up or a major signal by the incoming U.S. administration.
For those concerned that the president-elect doesn't have the discipline to deal with the intricacies of foreign policy, he's proving their point by creating a needless headache over a “congratulatory call” with Taiwan's leader.
Everyone knew or should have known that the wounds from an election as raw and divisive and negative as campaign 2016 would not be quickly healed.
A man reacts near the site of the fire. (AP)
A man reacts near the site of the fire. (AP)
At least 9 people have been confirmed dead following the huge blaze at a warehouse where a concert was taking place, and authorities expect the toll to rise. More than 50 people were inside the building, which city officials said had been investigated due to complaints about illegal structures built inside.
Native Americans and military veterans. Environmentalists and police. Cattle ranchers and lumberjacks. College students and nurses. All have been drawn to a desolate North Dakota prairie, site of an oil pipeline that has become a powerful symbol of heritage and history, progress and oppression, indigenous rights and corporate might.
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The regional transit system’s leader is doing a fine job representing Ward 2. In a better world, he'd represent the interests of all Metro riders and all the civic and business interests that rely on Metrorail.
The state wants to become the first to require fingerprint-based background checks for ride-hailing drivers.
Jay Gallagher ended his life three weeks after a friend told his school counselor at Potomac Falls High School in Virginia that the 18-year-old was suicidal, according to the lawsuit filed by his parents.
Residents hoisted rainbow flags to protest the vice president-elect’s opposition over the years to equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Accomack County schools have assembled a committee to decide how to proceed after the books were pulled from classrooms and libraries because they contain racial slurs.
The NFL has loosened its strict uniform policies for a good cause this weekend and will allow players across the league to wear customized cleats to promote an approved charitable cause.
Navy’s aspirations to reach the Cotton Bowl were effectively extinguished in a 34-10 lost to the Owls in the American Athletic Conference championship game.
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