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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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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. | Video

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Democrats take aim at Mnuchin as confirmation hearing looms

WASHINGTON Borrowers who say OneWest Bank refused to help them when they struggled to pay their mortgages appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where they urged the U.S. Senate to vote against confirming the bank's former chief executive, Steven Mnuchin, as Treasury Secretary.

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Obama hopes for quiet after White House but will defend 'core values'

WASHINGTON He is ready for some quiet time, plans to do some writing and intends to give his successor space to govern, at least on most issues.

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Obama suggests U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem could be 'explosive'

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could have "explosive" results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning. | Video

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