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Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week: sources Dec 08 2016

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors.

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Trump to nominate Pruitt to lead U.S. environmental agency: statement

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a critic of federal environmental regulation, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, his transition team said on Thursday.

Election 2016, Dec 08 2016
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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers

WASHINGTON The chances that the federal government could hand off the U.S. air traffic control system to private management are increasing, say advocates who report they are getting supportive feedback from President-elect Donald Trump and his team.

Election 2016, Dec 08 2016
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Clinton calls 'fake news' a threat to U.S. democracy

WASHINGTON Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called "fake news" a danger that must be addressed quickly, in a rare public appearance on Thursday, a month after she lost the presidential election in a campaign marked by a flood of such propaganda. | Video

Election 2016, Dec 08 2016
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U.S. Congress passes $618.7 billion annual defense bill

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a compromise version of an annual defense policy bill on Thursday without controversial provisions such as requiring women to register for the draft or allowing contractors to make religion-based hiring decisions.

Election 2016, Dec 08 2016