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On his last Wednesday in office, Biden warns of the collapse of democracy
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On his last Wednesday in office, Biden warns of the collapse of democracy

(UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden told a Davos, Switzerland, audience Friday the democratic world order is risking collapse, citing Russia as a destructive force. In his final address before he is replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, he told the World...
Manning best known of most recent criminals freed by Obama
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Manning best known of most recent criminals freed by Obama

(UPI) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 209 more U.S. prisoners and pardoned 64 others outright. The additional actions bring the president's total to 1,385, which is more than the previous 12 U.S. presidents combined. More than 5...
Obama Sends $500M to Green Climate Fund
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Obama Sends $500M to Green Climate Fund

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps developing nations fight climate change and adapt to its consequences. The incoming Trump administration and s...
GM announces 7,000 U.S. jobs, $1B factory investment
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GM announces 7,000 U.S. jobs, $1B factory investment

General Motors is adding 7,000 U.S. jobs and making a $1 billion investment in its factories, according to a company statement. The Detroit automaker is also insourcing, moving its axle work from Mexico back to the U.S. and adding 450 jobs in Michigan. GM di...
Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson
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Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

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. Paul LePage said Tuesday....
Putin accuses Obama administration of undermining Trump’s legitimacy
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Putin accuses Obama administration of undermining Trump’s legitimacy

(UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin called reports his nation had compromising intelligence on Donald Trump "total nonsense" and said Tuesday it was the Obama administration's attempt to undermine the president-elect's legitimacy. "What we see is the co...
Hampton University’s Harvey explains why Talladega College’s performance at Trump inauguration is the right thing to do
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Hampton University’s Harvey explains why Talladega College’s performance at Trump inauguration is the right thing to do

The marching band of Talladega College, a historically black institution, will participate in President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade on Friday, and the decision has the backing of alumnus and Hampton University President William R. Harvey. Talladega'...
EPA refuses to pay claims resulting from disastrous mine spill
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EPA refuses to pay claims resulting from disastrous mine spill

FARMINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will not pay more than $1.2 billion in claims filed against it in response to the Gold King Mine spill. The EPA says the Federal Tort Claims Act prevents the agency from paying cla...
Eight shot at MLK Day celebration in Miami
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Eight shot at MLK Day celebration in Miami

MIAMI (UPI) -- Police in Miami said they arrested two people for a shooting at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at a park that left eight people injured. The shooting sent six people to the hospital Monday, with one listed in critical condition. Shot...
Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks
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Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the government...