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Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:19 AM EST

Trump's Lead Narrows, But Change Not Expected

Trump's Lead Narrows, But Change Not Expected

With a fight being waged over whether a statewide recount will take place in Pennsylvania, President-elect Donald Trump's lead in the commonwealth narrowed by some 22,000 votes as counties continued to count...

Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:15 AM EST

Trump Risks China Rift After Talks With Taiwan Leader

Trump Risks China Rift After Talks With Taiwan Leader

China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decadeslong diplomatic tradition and...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 07:15 PM EST

Dean Steps Out of DNC Race; Ellison Says He May Leave Seat

Dean Steps Out of DNC Race; Ellison Says He May Leave Seat

Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 04:58 PM EST

Who's Who in Trump's Brain Trust

Who's Who in Trump's Brain Trust

Here's a look at the people who will be closest to Donald Trump in the White House, his advisers and his picks for the top jobs in his administration. The nominees for Cabinet positions will need Senate...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 02:22 PM EST

Trump Names Panel of Executives to Advise on Private Sector

Trump Names Panel of Executives to Advise on Private Sector

The CEOs of General Motors, Disney and Wal-Mart are among those who will have Donald Trump's ear during his presidency. They are all part of the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of CEOs, business...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:40 PM EST

'Mad Dog' Mattis Brings Military Experience, Questions About Civilian Control

'Mad Dog' Mattis Brings Military Experience, Questions About Civilian Control

Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:37 PM EST

Judge Denies Request for Special Pros. in Christie Case

Judge Denies Request for Special Pros. in Christie Case

A New Jersey judge has denied a request to appoint a special prosecutor in a citizen's official misconduct complaint against Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Superior...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 06:06 PM EST

Trump, Backers File Suits to Stop Recounts in 3 States

Trump, Backers File Suits to Stop Recounts in 3 States

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the...

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:36 AM EST

Deported Man Illegally Reenters Unites States: Police

Deported Man Illegally Reenters Unites States: Police

A federal judge has scheduled a detention hearing for a Mexican national accused of illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported.

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:03 AM EST

Pence Welcomed to DC Neighborhood With Gay-Pride Flags

Pence Welcomed to DC Neighborhood With Gay-Pride Flags

Some of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's new Washington neighbors are welcoming him to the area with gay pride flags. Several people on Pence's new block have hung rainbow pride flags to show their displeasure...

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