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Trump, now president, vows to put 'America First' in nationalist speech

WASHINGTON Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. | Video

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Trump admin targets violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will make defeating "radical Islamic terror groups" its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.

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Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

WASHINGTON The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony.

Trump to get first sign of U.S. economic health

BRUSSELS Donald Trump's policy plans in his first days in office are likely to dominate headlines in the coming week, but the new president himself will also get a first read-out on the health of the U.S. economy.

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S. court

NEW YORK Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appeared in a U.S. court on Friday after his surprise extradition from Mexico and pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career. | Video

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Four children and woman rescued, two days after Italy avalanche

PENNE, Italy Four children and a woman were saved on Friday from the wreckage of a mountain hotel in central Italy that was flattened by an avalanche, surviving almost two days in sub-zero temperatures in the buried ruins of the luxury spa. | Video

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In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russia

MOSCOW The Kremlin may have spent years reviling America, but Russians hoping Donald Trump will usher in a new era of detente marked his inauguration on Friday with parties and trinkets from commemorative coins to "matryoshka" nesting dolls in his image.