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Trump’s Cabinet selections signal a bold shift after Obama
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Trump’s Cabinet selections signal a bold shift after Obama

By KEN THOMAS Propelled by populist energy, President-elect Donald Trump’s candidacy broke long-standing conventions and his incoming Cabinet embodies a sharp turn from the outgoing Obama administration. Trump, a Republican…

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‘Excellent’ first meeting for Obama, Trump
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‘Excellent’ first meeting for Obama, Trump

By JULIE PACE In a cordial beginning the transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent,”…

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South Africa’s ruling party suffers biggest election setback
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South Africa’s ruling party suffers biggest election setback

By CARA ANNA South Africa’s ruling party has suffered its worst election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with the African National Congress losing…

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GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama’s new clean energy bid
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GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama’s new clean energy bid

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020.…

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For Congress in 2015, GOP upheaval overshadows legislating
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For Congress in 2015, GOP upheaval overshadows legislating

By ALAN FRAM It was the first year of Barack Obama’s two presidential terms when the GOP ran both the House and Senate. That meant a blend of compromise and…

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Education, transportation highlight 2015 in Congress
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Education, transportation highlight 2015 in Congress

By MATTHEW DALY In a chaotic year, when Republicans in the House unseated a speaker, Congress produced a significant amount of bipartisan legislation that affects every American. It enacted laws…

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Congress set for year-end push on tax, spending compromise
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Congress set for year-end push on tax, spending compromise

By ALAN FRAM Congressional leaders are girded to push a Christmas compromise on tax cuts and spending through the House and Senate by week’s end after Republicans and Democrats reached…

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