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Trump praises Putin over US sanctions – a move that puts him at odds with GOP

Trump, praises, Putin, US sanctions, odds, GOP

After the Obama administration’s tough new sanctions against Russia put the president-elect in a vulnerable political position at home, in his own party and abroad, Donald Trump chose to respond ...

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Fire kills child in crowded mobile home amid California housing crisis

Fire, kills, child, crowded mobile, California, crisis

Mobile homes offer lower-income families respite from California’s housing crisis but a fatal fire has underscored their potential as death traps. A suspected candle or Christmas tree lights ignited a ...

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Judge blocks North Carolina law limiting power of Democratic governor

Judge blocks, North Carolina, law, limiting power, Democratic, governor

A North Carolina judge has temporarily blocked a Republican-backed law that strips the incoming Democratic governor of his control over election boards just before he takes office. Wake County superior ...

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Miami police officers reportedly joked about using black area for target practice

Miami, police officers, reportedly, joked, black area, target practice

An internal Miami police investigation has found three rookie officers joked in a group chat about using the city’s primarily black neighborhoods for target practice. According to investigation documents obtained ...

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Mormon choir member quits over Trump inauguration performance

Mormon, choir, member, Trump, inauguration, performance

A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir says she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month’s inauguration of Donald Trump, a performance she ...

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Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

Obama, expels, 35 Russian, diplomats, US election, hacking

The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians. US ...

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Mummified body found in Detroit garage by prospective house buyer

Mummified body, Detroit, garage, prospective, house, buyer

A body that had decomposed to the point of mummification was found in a car in the garage of a Detroit home, and medical examiners have called for an anthropologist ...

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Chicago endures bloody Christmas as 11 die in weekend shootings

Chicago, endures, bloody, Christmas, 11 die, shootings

At least 11 people were killed and 50 were wounded in shootings over the Christmas weekend in Chicago, where this year’s homicide rate is the highest it has been since ...

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Trump Foundation cannot dissolve amid investigation into charity spending

Trump, Foundation, dissolve, amid, investigation, charity spending

Donald Trump cannot move ahead with his plan to dismantle his charitable foundation because state prosecutors are investigating whether the president-elect personally benefited from its spending, the New York attorney ...

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SEIU, one of the largest US unions, plans 30% budget cuts in wake of Trump win

SEIU, US, unions, 30% budget, Trump, win

The two-million-member union that was a driving force behind the Fight for $15 minimum wage protests is planning to cut its internal budgets by 30% in anticipation of the Donald ...

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