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Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

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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

Alabama set to execute former Eagle Scout for 1994 murder

Alabama is scheduled to execute a former Eagle Scout on Thursday for a 1994 convenience store killing, and his lawyers have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a reprieve amid constitutional questions about the state's death sentencing process.

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U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms: landmark survey

NEW YORK Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted, according to the largest survey taken of transgender people in the United States. | Video

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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, Dec 07 2016

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, Dec 07 2016

Stifel unit to pay more than $24.5 million over wrongdoing with Wisconsin sale

WASHINGTON Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc and one of its former executives have agreed to pay more than $24.5 million and admit to wrongdoing over the sale of synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) to five Wisconsin school districts, U.S. regulators said.

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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

Japan Dec 07 2016

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.

Dec 07 2016

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

Dec 07 2016

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, Dec 07 2016

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