'I believe in the American people:' Obama upbeat in last news conference
WASHINGTON — President Obama brimmed with optimism in an upbeat final news conference Wednesday, championing America's diversity and encouraging citizens to do more to advance voting rights. "I believe in this country. I believe in the American ...
Obama offers laments and optimism at last presserThe Hill
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Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump team slams Manning commutation | FBI investigating if Russia aided Trump
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Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead ...
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EPA nominee Scott Pruitt won't say if he would recuse himself from his own lawsuits against the agency
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Scott Pruitt, who repeatedly has sued the Environmental Protection Agency during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, declined to say Wednesday whether he would recuse himself from those ongoing cases if confirmed as the agency's new leader.
Five takeaways from Pruitt's EPA hearingThe Hill
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Obama calls voter fraud claims 'fake news'
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President Obama called claims of voter fraud “fake news” Wednesday, in a final swipe in office at Republicans pushing voter ID measures at the state level. In his final news conference as president, Obama said claims of voter fraud have been “disproved ...

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George HW Bush, Barbara Bush both hospitalized, spokesman says
(CNN) Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute ...
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Democrats pummel Price on stock trades, sweetheart deals
Democrats hammered Rep. Tom Price's stock trades and "sweetheart deals," but the HHS Secretary designate survived a contentious hearing on Wednesday that seemed designed to slow, if not stall, his confirmation to a role in which he will help dismantle ...
Under fire, HHS nominee Tom Price says financial dealings were legalCNN
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After slow burn, Tim Raines blazes his way into the Hall of Fame
It took 10 agonizing years on the ballot for one of the greatest leadoff hitters of all time to get the call to Cooperstown. So what changed? Here's what finally lit his Hall of Fame flame. Tom DiPace/AP Photo. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger ...
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Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Heroes is coming to Android on February 2nd
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Nintendo has provided some new details on its next mobile game, a smartphone take on the long-running strategy series Fire Emblem. The game — dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes — is described as a tactical role playing game. According to Nintendo, the ...
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2016 was the hottest year on record -- again
(CNN) Last year was officially the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in the 1880s, the World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday morning. That means 2016 set a global heat record for the third year in a row according to NOAA and ...
Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight YearNew York Times
US scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.Washington Post
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Commerce nominee Ross says top priority is renegotiating NAFTA
Washington Post
Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross singled out changes to the nation's free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada on Wednesday as “the first thing” he would address if confirmed to lead the Commerce Department in President-elect Donald Trump's ...
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Wilbur Ross Vows to Push Trump's Trade Agenda, Starting With NaftaNew York Times
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