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StoryCorps urges conversations on election this Thanksgiving

Posted 11/22/2016 in National

That electoral elephant in the room threatening political tension this Thanksgiving? StoryCorps believes it could be a unifying main course.



Political risks come with control of Washington for GOP

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

For Republicans, there will be no one left to blame.



Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had "made a couple of deals" after spending the weekend meeting with a long list of potential administration appointees, but he did not reveal any more picks.



Donald Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history -- deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner.



Authorities: Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes

Posted 11/21/2016 in National

A police officer has been fatally shot in San Antonio, Texas, and another in St. Louis was shot in the face but is expected to survive, in what authorities are calling the latest in a series of target attacks on law enforcement.



Racial issues likely to come up at Sessions' Senate hearing

Posted 11/19/2016 in National

The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter intimidation under the Reagan administration.



'Hamilton' member gives Pence earful; Trump: "Apologize!"

Posted 11/19/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the "Hamilton" cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.



Trump ally Sessions could face tough Senate confirmation

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

As one of President-elect Donald Trump's closest and most consistent allies, Sen. Jeff Sessions is a likely pick for a top post in his administration.



Trump offers national security adviser job to former military intelligence chief

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump is offering former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the position of national security adviser, elevating a fierce critic of current U.S. foreign policy into a crucial White House role.



Florida court upholds conviction in loud music killing case

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

A Florida appeals court is upholding the conviction of a white man who shot a Jacksonville teenager after an argument over loud music.



Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government

Posted 11/18/2016 in National

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called on fellow conservatives Thursday to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check.



Lobbyist ban complicates Trump's hiring

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington might make it difficult for him to fill all the jobs in his administration.



Trump: No transition turmoil, efforts going 'so smoothly'

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday vigorously rejected charges of turmoil and infighting roiling efforts to set up his White House, national security and economic teams.



Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

Prosecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it.



S.C. restaurant owner opposed in bid to lower Confederate flag

Posted 11/17/2016 in National

Tommy Daras had planned on a small ceremony Wednesday to remove the Confederate flag flying from the edge of the parking lot at his South Carolina restaurant. Then he encountered a hitch.



Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Obama post

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.



AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.



Amid strains, Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump hadn't been seen in public for days when he walked into New York's 21 Club to applause from fellow diners.



House Republicans nominate Ryan as speaker

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues' votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House.



Republican governors gather amid push for 'disruptive change'

Posted 11/16/2016 in National

The nation's Republican governors met Tuesday in battleground Florida where they said were "giddy" at the opportunity for "disruptive changes" to wrest power from Washington following the election of Donald Trump.



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