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Trump's Treasury pick just doubled down on a budget trick that would steal from an entire generation

On Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury secretary took the hot seat in Washington, and during his confirmation testimony, he endorsed a classic budget trick that could steal from an entire generation.
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Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its "significant and concrete results" and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world's major powers....
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Donald Trump dossier: Ex-MI6 officer 'fears for his life'

A former British intelligence officer behind the dossier containing explosive but unverified claims about Donald Trump has fled his home fearing for his life, a report says....
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Standing ovations for Hillary Clinton at Broadway play

Hillary Clinton, who has made only a handful of public appearances since her election defeat, received a standing ovation from the audience at the final performance of The Color Purple on New York's Broadway....
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‘It’s going to be a tough fight’: GOP Texas lawmakers champion ‘bathroom bill’

Conservative Texas lawmakers are championing a new “bathroom bill” that makes it illegal for transgender people from using bathrooms they feel match their gender identities....
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US ambassador to Canada resigns, first under Trump overhaul

Montreal (AFP) - The US ambassador to Canada announced his resignation Friday, becoming the first to yield to a demand by Donald Trump that politically appointed ambassadors quit by Inauguration Day....
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Trump Wants All Obama Envoys To Leave By Inauguration: Report

President-elect Donald Trump is breaking with precedent by demanding that politically appointed ambassadors leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, a report by the New York Times stated....
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Trump selects former Sen. Coats for top intelligence post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a role that would thrust him into the center of the intelligence community that Trump has publicly challenged, a person with knowledge of the decision said Thursday....
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Coming Soon to the U.S. Army: Turbans, Beards, Hijabs, and Dreadlocks

...It’s possible that the Army felt it had no options and wanted to put the issue to rest, but also possible the directive reflects some other unstated motive.......
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New York train crash injures more than 100 commuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday's morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area's second major rail accident since late September....
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