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Trump U.N. pick echoes his criticism but breaks from him on issues 4:32pm EST

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador echoed his condemnation of the world body and pledged to push for reforms at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but broke from the president-elect on some other policy issues, including Russia and NATO. | Video

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EPA nominee will review vehicle emissions rules

WASHINGTON Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Wednesday he will review the Obama administration's recent decision to lock in fuel efficiency rules.

Election 2016, U.S. 4:11pm EST
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Obama says new ties with Cuba made 'wet-foot, dry-foot' policy obsolete

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he decided to eliminate the so-called "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy for Cuban immigrants because it no longer made since given growing U.S. engagement with Havana and the opening of travel between the two countries.

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Obama to Trump: Keep Russia sanctions separate from nuclear talks

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama urged President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to keep separate the issue of economic sanctions on Russia from the pursuit of talks to reduce nuclear stockpiles.

World, Election 2016, Russia 4:57pm EST
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Commerce nominee Ross calls China 'most protectionist' country

WASHINGTON Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice for commerce secretary, voiced sharp criticism of China's trade practices on Wednesday, telling senators he would seek new ways of combating them.

Election 2016, China 4:56pm EST