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Education Secretary calls for end to paddling students

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.



Trump begins backing off campaign vows on Clinton, climate

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday.



Trade-off: More Obama judges, Trump gets nominees

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Republicans are gleeful over Democratic-engineered rule changes that will make it easier for President-elect Donald Trump to get his Cabinet nominees through the Senate.



Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can't accept Trump

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that Donald Trump is "your president, and if you don't like that, you need to go to another country."



Tons of security: Dump trucks protect NY Thanksgiving parade

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

Fans of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade who come to see the soaring SpongeBob and Snoopy balloons may get a far less heartwarming sight this year: giant dump trucks filled with sand.



College suspends exhibit after KKK painting upset students

Posted 11/23/2016 in National

A Massachusetts college says an art exhibit has been temporarily suspended after students complained about a painting that depicted several members of the Ku Klux Klan.



Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be well positioned to turn those ideas into reality.



Americans who live near border say Trump's wall is unwelcome

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump's great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric.



StoryCorps urges conversations on election this Thanksgiving

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

That electoral elephant in the room threatening political tension this Thanksgiving? StoryCorps believes it could be a unifying main course.



Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.



Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had "made a couple of deals" after spending the weekend meeting with a long list of potential administration appointees, but he did not reveal any more picks.



Donald Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history -- deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner.



Authorities: Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

A police officer has been fatally shot in San Antonio, Texas, and another in St. Louis was shot in the face but is expected to survive, in what authorities are calling the latest in a series of target attacks on law enforcement.



Racial issues likely to come up at Sessions' Senate hearing

Posted 11/19/2016 in National

The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter intimidation under the Reagan administration.



'Hamilton' member gives Pence earful; Trump: "Apologize!"

Posted 11/19/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the "Hamilton" cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.



Trump ally Sessions could face tough Senate confirmation

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

As one of President-elect Donald Trump's closest and most consistent allies, Sen. Jeff Sessions is a likely pick for a top post in his administration.



Trump offers national security adviser job to former military intelligence chief

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump is offering former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the position of national security adviser, elevating a fierce critic of current U.S. foreign policy into a crucial White House role.



Florida court upholds conviction in loud music killing case

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

A Florida appeals court is upholding the conviction of a white man who shot a Jacksonville teenager after an argument over loud music.



Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow conservatives Thursday to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check.



Lobbyist ban complicates Trump's hiring

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington might make it difficult for him to fill all the jobs in his administration.



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