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AP source: Border Patrol chief says he's been forced out

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

The man charged with protecting America's borders was ousted Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump announced ambitious plans to build a massive wall at the Mexican border and bolster the ranks of the Border Patrol.



Rights advocates warn of backlash if President Trump pursues torture

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

It took more than a year's worth of beatings, sleep deprivation, psychological abuse and threats to his family before former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg said he cracked and confessed to being a member of the al-Qaida terror network. The only problem, he said, was that it was a lie.



Trump's choice for labor secretary outsourced jobs

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary outsourced his fast-food company's technology department to the Philippines, a move that contradicts Trump's vow to keep American jobs in the U.S.



People hawking McDonald's special sauce online for thousands

Posted 1/27/2017 in National

Giveaway bottles of McDonald's trademark special sauce are being offered for sale online for thousands of dollars, including one listing for $10,000.



Trump's immigration actions mark sharp shift in US policy

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's wide-ranging executive actions tightening border security-- and the prospect of additional measures restricting refugee flows -- mark a sharp shift away from Washington's elusive efforts to forge comprehensive immigration legislation.



Government bites back: Civil servants troll Trump, leak info

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

Across the government, an unprecedented digital insurrection is taking shape.



Chicago mayor welcomes help, warns against deploying troops

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

A day after President Donald Trump declared he was ready to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned against deploying the National Guard, saying it would hurt efforts to restore trust in the police.



Mary Tyler Moore, who changed depiction of women, dies at 80

Posted 1/26/2017 in National

Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday, said her publicist, Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.



Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to three

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.



Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.



Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy in describing women marching against President Donald Trump. An Illinois teacher was pulled from the classroom for a tweet deemed sexist. And a freshman Indiana lawmaker was inundated with criticism over a Facebook post mocking "fat women."



Trump health secretary pick gives Democrats few details on health overhaul

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's selection to become health secretary told a Senate committee Tuesday that the new administration believes people with existing illnesses should not be denied health insurance, but committed to no details on that or any aspects of how Republicans will reshape President Barack Obama's health care law.



Despite tornado threat, shelters rare for mobile home parks

Posted 1/25/2017 in National

Ten of at least 20 people killed in a weekend tornado outbreak lived in Georgia mobile home parks, yet laws requiring storm shelters in those vulnerable communities are few and far between.



White House press secretary: 'Our intention is never to lie'

Posted 1/24/2017 in National

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that "our intention is never to lie to you," although sometimes the Trump administration may "disagree with the facts."



President Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'

Posted 1/21/2017 in National



Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.



On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet.



Champagne corks pop in Moscow at Trump's inauguration

Posted 1/21/2017 in National

Champagne corks popped Friday in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries.



First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

Posted 1/20/2017 in National

It's supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president on Inauguration Day.



Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

Posted 1/20/2017 in National

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures and his failure to initially disclose to the committee nearly $100 million in assets and interests in a Cayman Islands corporation.



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