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Muhammad 2nd most popular baby name in UK, not in U.S.
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Muhammad 2nd most popular baby name in UK, not in U.S.

Indicative of the Muslim tide in the United Kingdom, the name Muhammad – and spelling variants of the name – ranks as the second most popular baby name in the island nation in 2016, but the United States still has a strong preference for names with a Hebrew or...
Trump Assembles a War Cabinet to Meet Foreign Threats
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Trump Assembles a War Cabinet to Meet Foreign Threats

With the selections of General James N. “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of Defense and Lt. General Michael T. Flynn as national security adviser, President-elect Donald J. Trump has indicated that he is prepared to meet foreign threats from Russia, China, and gl...
Trump threatens 35% tariff for companies that offshore jobs
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Trump threatens 35% tariff for companies that offshore jobs

NEW YORK (UPI) -- President-elect Donald Trump threatened companies with a 35 percent tariff on goods sold back to the United States if they move their operations outside the country. During a barrage of early morning tweet Sunday, Trump warned of "retribut...
Feds deny key permit for Dakota Access pipeline
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Feds deny key permit for Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (UPI) -- After weeks of growing protests, the federal government announced Sunday it will not issue a permit for the construction of a stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers said it will not give...
Trump, Taiwan, and China – A phone call and a change in direction?
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Trump, Taiwan, and China – A phone call and a change in direction?

Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan’s President Tsai-Ing-wen on December 3, triggering a thunderstorm of media clatter and protestations. Some mainstream media analysts were “aghast” at the incident. But the fact is Trump was correct to take the call from the dimin...
Ex-inmate Jesse Jackson Jr. calls on Obama to pardon millions of ex-inmates
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Ex-inmate Jesse Jackson Jr. calls on Obama to pardon millions of ex-inmates

Jesse Jackson Jr. is calling on President Barack Obama to issue a mass pardon of former prison inmates who have completed their sentences -- a group that would include both Jackson and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson. In an emotional and rambling Facebo...
Mitt Romney Gets Competition
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Mitt Romney Gets Competition

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney may no longer be a favorite to helm the State Department under President-elect Donald Trump, but the 2012 Republican presidential nominee is likely to keep playing a key role as a bridge between the incoming administration, the GOP es...
High Noon for Sanctuary Cities
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High Noon for Sanctuary Cities

From coast-to-coast, sanctuary city mayors are united in their resolve to harbor criminal aliens. Their shared commitment comes despite the Trump administration's pledge to remove most of the two to three million convicted felons who remain in the U.S. and pos...
Trump Nominates Ben Carson for HUD
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Trump Nominates Ben Carson for HUD

Donald Trump has nominated former opponent Ben Carson as the secretary of housing and urban development, according to an announcement from the president-elect’s transition team. In a statement on Monday, Trump said he was “thrilled to nominate” Carson, say...
Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount
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Judge orders immediate start of Michigan recount

A federal judge early Monday morning ordered a recount of Michigan's presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday, and for the state to "assemble necessary staff to work sufficient hours" to complete the recount by a Dec. 13 federal deadline. Lawyers for...