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Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for interior secretary says the nation’s vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. …

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  • Is it possible to be both an ethical and a good parent?
    “It’s just so hard to get ahead,” a mom huffed to me on the city playground bench. She was explaining why, rather than send her child to the free publ...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court hears case over deportations
    Washington • The Obama administration is seeking to persuade the Supreme Court to retain a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who h...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • As John Lewis’ memoir hits No. 1 on Amazon, he hopes to inspire the fight against injustice
    As the “March” trilogy rockets to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list buoyed by a feud between its memoirist, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and President-el...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • CBO: 18 million would lose insurance in first year of ACA repeal without replacement
    Washington • At least 18 million people would lose health insurance in the first year if Republicans re-create previous plans to repeal major portions...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share


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  • Across the Atlantic, a far more contentious inauguration will precede Trump’s
    If you think Donald Trump’s inauguration as president on Friday is going to be contentious, or even dangerous, take a look at what is happening in Gam...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference at the presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Iran’s president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to ’converting a shirt back to cotton,’ and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s talk of doing so is ’mainly slogans.’ (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) Iran’s president welcomes Syria talks planned for next week
    Tehran, Iran • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that he hopes talks planned for next week can mark the beginning of the end of the civil w...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Esteban Santiago is taken from the Broward County main jail as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, he walked into an FBI office in Alaska telling authorities the government was controlling his mind and that he was having terroristic thoughts. Authorities say such walk-ins are a daily occurrence around the country. Assessing whether the people are reporting a credible threat or whether they need medical help is extremely difficult and drains already-stretched law enforcement resources. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File) Airport shooting suspect blamed ‘mind control,’ IS ties
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Moscow has its own complaints about spies - American spies
    Moscow • U.S. spies under diplomatic cover sneaking along Russia’s borders with Europe. Ten thousand dollars and a recruitment letter shoved into a Ru...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Trump takes over Islamic State fight, vowing to finish it
    As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, the Islamic State is on the defensive in three countries and has been all but wiped out in an...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment
    Vilnius, Lithuania • Lithuania on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic count...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Jan. 15, 2016, photo, the U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony in Washington. Some two dozen House Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration
    Washington • More than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 file photo Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage, right, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, attend the Electoral College vote at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The Republican governor on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, addressed Lewis’ criticism that GOP President-elect Donald Trump is not a ’legitimate president.’ LePage, who’s white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs a lesson on how presidents freed the slaves and fought against Jim Crow laws. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) White Maine guv lectures black civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis on Lincoln, asks for ‘thank you’
    Portland, Maine • Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a “legitimate president,” should be g...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:13 am   |     |   Share
  • People visit the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King at sunset Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) Former Klan Grand Dragon to MLK’s daughter: I’m sorry
    Atlanta • Scott Shepherd didn’t fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt rem...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a joint news conference with Moldovan President Igor Dodon in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP) Putin: Obama’s govt is working hard to undermine Trump
    Moscow • In a biting attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-ele...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Orlando nightclub gunman’s wife faces charges tied to attack
    San Francisco • The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Bill would require corroboration in sexual assault cases
    Concord, N.H. • Fierce debate is expected in New Hampshire over a bill that would require sexual assault victims to corroborate their testimony if the...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Models wear creations for Billionaire men’s Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Venezuela’s President: Trump won’t be worse than Obama
    Caracas, Venezuela • President-elect Donald Trump has received a backhanded compliment from the United States’ arch nemesis in Latin America. Venezuel...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:16 am   |     |   Share
  • Congress poised to undo key regulations soon after inauguration
    Washington • When Vice President-elect Mike Pence addressed House Republicans in a closed-door meeting earlier this month, he let them know just how q...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2016, file photo, Colo, the world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, sits inside her enclosure during her 60th birthday party at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Colo, the oldest known gorilla in the U.S., died in her sleep less than a month after her 60th birthday. (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File) 60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio • The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age ...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017 AND THEREAFTER-Dr. Mai-Phuong Nguyen speaks during an interview in her office in Westminster, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. The 47-year-old physician pushed for health care reform and fears Donald Trump will take away the medical coverage it extended to millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) In Reagan Country, change brings complex outlook on Trump
    Westminster, Calif. • The week after Donald Trump was elected president, Dr. Mai-Phuong Nguyen and two dozen other Vietnamese-Americans active in libe...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Bill Gates arrives to Trump Tower in New York. The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Gates co-founded Microsoft in the mid-70s, growing it into the world’s biggest software company and helping to make computers a household item. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file) Who are the 8 richest people in the world? All men, mostly Americans
    London • The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michelle Obama is quietly planning her next act
    As Michelle Obama prepares to leave the White House, she’s been talking publicly about how eager she is to return to normal life. “I want to open my f...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Suspect in Turkey nightclub attack caught in raid
    Istanbul • A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish ...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 07:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June. A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She’s facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) Widow of Florida nightclub shooter arrested in S.F.
    Washington • The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arre...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:00 pm   |     |   Share