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Trump's Labor Dept pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates 4:54pm EST

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor.

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U.S. Congress votes to apply Magnitsky human rights act globally

WASHINGTON Legislation expanding the 2012 U.S. Magnitsky human rights act from Russian citizens to cover abusers in any country passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday as part of an annual defense policy bill, leaving the landmark measure on the verge of becoming law.

U.S., Election 2016, Russia 1:35pm EST
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Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines.

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U.S. senators urge Trump to take tough line on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to take a tough line against Russia over what they termed its "military land grab" in Ukraine.

Election 2016, Russia 3:30pm EST
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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

Election 2016, U.S. 5:51am EST