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Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs


WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements. | Video

U.S. judge reverses order requiring vote recount in Michigan

A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday revoked his order requiring a recount of the state's presidential vote sought by Jill Stein, siding with a state appeals court that found the Green Party candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge.

Election 2016, Politics, 9:29pm EST

Trump says union head who accused him of lying has 'done a terrible job'

NEW YORK Donald Trump clashed on Wednesday with a union official who accused the president-elect of lying about the number of jobs saved in a deal to keep air conditioner maker Carrier from moving some jobs from Indiana to Mexico.

Election 2016, Politics, 9:38pm EST

On 75th anniversary, U.S. veterans recall Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

LOS ANGELES/HONOLULU It has been 75 years but U.S. Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall watching with horror as Japanese warplanes rained bombs on his fellow sailors in the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War Two. | Video

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Survivor of South Carolina church massacre calls Dylann Roof 'evil'

CHARLESTON, S.C. The black South Carolina churchgoers who welcomed Dylann Roof to their Bible study last year thought he was a harmless young man looking for a place to pray, but a survivor of the shooting he is accused of carrying out there called him "evil" on Wednesday.

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Search completed at Oakland warehouse in fire that killed 36

OAKLAND, Calif. Authorities said they concluded their search on Wednesday of a warehouse in Oakland, California, that was gutted by a fast-moving fire that killed 36 people during a dance party. | Video

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U.S. Republicans quibble over effective date of Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican senators are leaning towards a plan to delay the effective date of an Obamacare repeal for three years, a senior Republican said on Wednesday.

Election 2016, Politics, 6:41pm EST

Two juveniles charged with arson in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Two juveniles were charged with arson on Wednesday in connection with the eastern Tennessee wildfires that broke out last month in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in which 14 people died, officials said. | Video

Florida woman charged with threatening Sandy Hook parent

A Florida woman accused of making death threats to the parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school because she believes the 2012 shooting rampage was a hoax has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

White nationalist leader's speech sparks protests at Texas university

COLLEGE STATION, Texas Texas A&M University students and activists protested against a speech on Tuesday by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was filmed at a conference last month saying "Hail Trump", drawing Nazi-like salutes from some spectators.

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