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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 61 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 664 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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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.


Abortion rate declines to historic low, with Obamacare a likely contributor, study says

Los Angeles Times 55 sources

The U.S. abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to a new study.


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.


Man wanted in shooting death of Orlando police officer in custody

Fox News 73 sources

The man accused of killing an Orlando police officer and his pregnant ex-girlfriend was caught late Tuesday hiding out in an abandoned home wearing body armor and armed with two handguns, officials said.


Oscar López Rivera to Be Released From Prison After President Obama Commutes Sentence

TIME / World 23 sources

He was convicted of "seditious conspiracy" for his involvement in attempts to liberate Puerto Rico from U.S. rule


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.


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

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.


Mother busted for disappearing with daughters 30 years ago

New York Post 48 sources

SCITUATE, R.I. — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police said Tuesday. An anonymous tip two days before…

New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Deseret News 55 sources

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of...


Feds: Wife present when Fla. gunman bought ammo - Club attacker's wife could face life in prison on new charges - Orlando nightclubs deploy radar technology to detect weapons

Fox News 79 sources

Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, shopped with her husband at a Walmart the night before the massacre where he bought five containers of ammunition, a source close to the investigation told FoxNews.com on…

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.


Nigerian jet bombs refugee camp in error, reportedly killing more than 100

CBC.ca / News 233 sources

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 people, a Borno state official said.

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 »


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

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.


$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.

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.

Tuesday, Jan 17

Istanbul Nightclub Attack Suspect Captured by Police

NBC News 350 sources

The suspected attacker has been apprehended and taken to Haseki hospital in Istanbul, a police source told NBC News. The suspect killed 39 and wounded 69 people after opening fire in a crowd gathered to celebrate the new year at Reina…

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

Omar Mateen’s wife Noor Salman arrested, charged with obstruction

NY Daily News 219 sources

She was reportedly charged with obstruction.

'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.

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies

USA TODAY 263 sources

Retired astronaut Eugene "Gene" Cernan died Monday at age 82.

Sunday, Jan 15

‘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’

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.

Ringling Bros. circus closing after 146 years

USA TODAY 266 sources

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Dozens Of Diplomats Gather In Paris For Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks

NPR 99 sources

The summit, which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is attending, nevertheless does not include leaders from the two sides the diplomats mean to reconcile: Israel and Palestinians.

Saturday, Jan 14

SpaceX launches first rocket since September explosion

The Hill / Technology 261 sources

The Falcon 9 took off from California and landed in the Pacific Ocean.

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...

Trump team's inauguration performers face pressure as Jennifer Holliday backs out

After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has shared its list of performers for next week’s celebrations.

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.

Friday, Jan 13

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.

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

NY Daily News 259 sources

Obama had one more trick up his sleeve as President.

Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse

StarTribune.com 238 sources

Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice Department announced Friday…