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Giuliani to advise Trump administration on cyber-security
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Giuliani to advise Trump administration on cyber-security

(EFE).- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will assist the incoming Trump administration's efforts to combat hacking, the president-elect's transition team said Thursday. Giuliani will lead a group that will gather private-sector ideas in putting togeth...
Lame Duck changes Cuba immigration policy
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Lame Duck changes Cuba immigration policy

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama has put an end to an old immigration policy that allowed all Cuban refugees who could physically reach U.S. shores to stay. Obama said the so-called "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy, enac...
Amazon to hire additional 100,000 workers over 18 months
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Amazon to hire additional 100,000 workers over 18 months

SEATTLE, (UPI) -- Online retail giant Amazon said it will hire an additional 100,000 workers at facilities across the United States in the next 18 months. The expansion comes as the online juggernaut seeks to expand its already vast array of products to inclu...
Comey probe is Trump team’s latest headache
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Comey probe is Trump team’s latest headache

The Obama administration tossed President-elect Donald Trump yet another live political hand grenade yesterday in the latest of its parting gifts, as the Justice Department's inspector general announced an investigation into FBI Director James Comey's handling...
Pope Francis: God promised the land to the people of Israel
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Pope Francis: God promised the land to the people of Israel

Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO. God promised the Holy Land to the people of Israel, Pope Francis said during a public address at the Vatican in Rome on Wednesday in a speech ...
Booker, Lewis accuse Sessions of racism
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Booker, Lewis accuse Sessions of racism

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced strongly expressing oppositi...
Clapper told Trump dossier not leaked by U.S. intelligence
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Clapper told Trump dossier not leaked by U.S. intelligence

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he told Donald Trump that U.S. intelligence agencies did not leak a dossier alleging Russia had damaging data on the president-elect. The report was given to multiple news agencies and i...
Inexplicably, Trump names Robert Kennedy Jr. to head vaccine commission
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Inexplicably, Trump names Robert Kennedy Jr. to head vaccine commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vaccination safety — a move that alarmed child health experts. Robert F. Kennedy Jr....
ABC to run political mini-series on gay rights
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ABC to run political mini-series on gay rights

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black says his upcoming TV miniseries about the gay rights movement is for everyone, up to and including the incoming president. "I think there's a lot of people who voted for Donald Trump who wi...
Rubio refuses to commit to support Tillerson
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Rubio refuses to commit to support Tillerson

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio did not hold back Wednesday in his first chance to publicly question Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of state, over his views -- and, by extension, Trump's views -- on Russia. How Rubio would app...