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Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

Reuters 317 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group…

'ON OUR CHILDREN'S SIDE' Trump education pick DeVos voices support for public school alternatives

Fox News 102 sources

Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos voiced strong support for public school alternatives at her confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling senators that "parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning fits the needs of…

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

CBS News 62 sources

Reason not disclosed but his chief of staff tells CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV he's "doing fine"

May's Brexit Hardball Raises Chances of All-or-Nothing EU Deal

Bloomberg 620 sources

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to deliver her keynote speech on Brexit at Lancaster House on Jan. 17, in London. Photographer: Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool/Getty Images. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is playing hardball as…

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Pointed questions await Trump’s pick for health secretary

ABC27.com 14 sources

With coverage for millions of people at stake, congressman Tom Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump's health…


China entering a 'new era' after Xi Jinping speech, the chair of one of the largest law firms says

CNBC 188 sources

President Xi Jinping's speech in Davos signaled a "new era", the chairman of one of the world's largest law firm told CNBC.


At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

NPR 168 sources

President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing. She maintained her strong support for school choice and free-market solutions.


Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal

The Guardian / AU 16 sources

New instalment leaves $2bn owing, with Donald Trump expected to cease any further payments


Oscar Lopez Rivera, last imprisoned FALN member, to be freed after Obama commutes sentence

Chicago Tribune 23 sources

People march to demand the release of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera near the White House on Jan. 11, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images). Gregory PrattContact ReporterChicago Tribune. President Barack Obama on Tuesday ...

Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology

DALLAS (Reuters) - Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen.


Potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee Bill Pryor won't attend inauguration

AL.com 76 sources

Pryor, in response to a question from AL.com about whether he would be among other Alabamians at Trump's inauguration, stated he would not be attending.


Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence

NBC News 317 sources

She can be released May 17, after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.

Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos sues Donald Trump for defamation

Suit calls president-elect sexual predator as Zervos demands he ‘vindicate her reputation’ by admitting to allegations that he groped her


Paul LePage tells John Lewis 'a simple thank-you would suffice'

The Boston Globe 47 sources

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a ''legitimate president,'' should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov.…

Zuckerberg testifies in $2 billion lawsuit that Oculus did not steal core VR tech

TechCrunch 61 sources

Zuckerberg was forced to leave his signature grey t-shirt at home today and suit up for court. The Facebook CEO was called to the stand in a Dallas courtroom today to testify in an explosive $2 billion lawsuit which claims that Oculus Inc.…


CBO Predicts 18 Million Uninsured, Higher Premiums In First Year After Obamacare Repeal And Delay

The Huffington Post 125 sources

The Congressional Budget Office just issued a report on the likely effects of a Republican effort to repeal Obamacare immediately but keep some elements of the coverage expansion in place for two years.


Former Black Caucus chair skipping inauguration, cites concern about Trump and Russia

NewsObserver.com 96 sources

Two North Carolina Democratic members of Congress – Reps. Alma Adams of Charlotte and G.K. Butterfield of Wilson – said Tuesday they’re skipping President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. By doing so, … Click to Continue »


Obamacare repeal would increase uninsured by 32 million, lead to double-digit price hikes, CBO says

CNBC / U.S. 125 sources

The analysis looks at the fallout of a repeal bill previously proposed by Trump's pick to head HHS.

Donald Trump’s Approval Ratings Have Hit a Historic Low Before He Takes Office

TIME 35 sources

The least popular incoming president in at least four decades


Putin: Those Who Spread Fake Allegations About Trump Are 'Worse Than Prostitutes'

The Huffington Post 151 sources

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday an unsubstantiated report that alleged Russia had gathered compromising material on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was a hoax.

$1B and 7,000 jobs coming from GM investment in US manufacturing

MLive.com 199 sources

Returning automotive jobs to the United States is the theme of the announcement.

Tuesday, Jan 17

Inauguration boycott grows as Donald Trump meets Martin Luther King III

The Guardian / US 257 sources

As son of civil rights hero attends Trump Tower for ‘constructive’ meeting, 26 Democrats say they will not attend on Friday after Trump spat with John Lewis

Live: Sterling heads for best day in 19 years as Theresa May confirms 'hard Brexit' plan

CNBC / World 533 sources

Our live blog is tracking reaction as UK Prime Minister Theresa May's maintains a "hard Brexit" line in her key speech.

Monday, Jan 16

South Korean Prosecutors Seek to Arrest Samsung Heir

South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on allegations including bribery and embezzlement, ensnaring him in a scandal that has already led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

'INSURANCE FOR EVERYBODY' Trump reportedly nearly ready to reveal ObamaCare replacement plan

Fox News 113 sources

President-elect Donald Trump revealed in an interview with The Washington Post that he’s almost finished with a plan to replace ObamaCare and vowed to have “insurance for everybody.”

‘BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL’ CIA’s Brennan hits Trump, says he lacks grasp of Russian threat to world

Fox News 171 sources

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan had some sharp criticism and warnings Sunday for Donald Trump, saying the incoming president doesn’t have a “full understanding” of Russia’s power and threat to the world.

Trump: US-UK trade deal will be done 'quickly'

Sky News 138 sources

Donald Trump has pledged to secure a quick post-Brexit trade deal with the UK in an interview with MP Michael Gove.

Sunday, Jan 15

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to hold summit 'within weeks'

The Guardian / US 62 sources

President-elect reported to be planning to meet Russian counterpart in Reykjavik shortly after becoming assuming office

Trump Calls Civil Rights Icon Lewis 'All Talk,' Sparking Backlash

NBC News 179 sources

Trump's series of tweets criticizing Lewis set off a flurry of reaction on the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

‘One China’ policy ‘non-negotiable’ Beijing official warns Trump

The Globe and Mail 79 sources

Spokesman Lu Kang said Sunday that the ‘one China’ policy is ‘non-negotiable’

PM to reveal 'global Britain' Brexit plan

BBC 108 sources

Theresa May's upcoming speech is expected to give the most detailed insight yet into the government's negotiation strategy.

Saturday, Jan 14

Donald Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful'

The Guardian 118 sources

President-elect also hints that Beijing will need to show good faith on trade practices for him to commit to ‘One China’ policy

Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis

The Guardian / US 179 sources

Donald Trump provoked fresh outrage on Saturday by lashing out at a revered civil rights activist who challenged the legitimacy of his election win.

Former execs indicted over exploding airbags

CNN / Money 191 sources

Three Takata executives indicted over exploding airbags, company agrees to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. criminal charges.

It will only get harder for Republicans aiming to repeal Obamacare

Washington Post 229 sources

Congress took its first step toward rolling back President Obama’s health-care reform law Friday, with the House voting along party lines to pass a crucial precursor to the Affordable Care Act’s unrav...

Friday, Jan 13

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

NY Daily News 259 sources

Obama had one more trick up his sleeve as President.

Takata to Pay $1 Billion, Plead Guilty in U.S. Air Bag Probe

Bloomberg / News 191 sources

Takata Corp. agreed to plead guilty and pay $1 billion to settle an investigation into its exploding air bags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide, the U.S. Justice Department said. The company will admit to wire fraud…

US visa-free residency for Cubans ‘to end’

BBC / US / Canada 202 sources

US to end its policy of allowing Cubans residency without visas, US media report.

Chicago police regularly engage in excessive force, says Loretta Lynch

The Guardian / US 238 sources

US justice department finds black and Latino civilians hardest hit by ‘unlawful force’ after 13-month investigation into city’s law enforcement