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

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Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain

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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

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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

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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.



Perry vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

Posted 1/20/2017 in National

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change.



Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

Posted 1/20/2017 in National

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.



Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

Posted 1/20/2017 in National

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.



AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Posted 1/19/2017 in National

Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump.



In inaugural speech will Trump call on our better angels?

Posted 1/19/2017 in National

Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.



Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

Posted 1/19/2017 in National

Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor.



Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Posted 1/19/2017 in National

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.



Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time

Posted 1/19/2017 in National

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone.



New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Posted 1/18/2017 in National

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S. has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.



More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence

Posted 1/18/2017 in National

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.



Trump tries to calm tensions after Rep. Lewis squabble

Posted 1/17/2017 in National

Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader.



King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

Posted 1/17/2017 in National

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.



GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes

Posted 1/17/2017 in National

In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.



Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run

Posted 1/17/2017 in National

Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying today that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.



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