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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...
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...
Smith & Wesson CEO sees better shot with Donald Trump
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Smith & Wesson CEO sees better shot with Donald Trump

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. expects mid- to high single-digit growth under a Trump presidency in what the company's CEO termed a "normalized" environment free of any events that could trigger consumer buying. "We see the demographics of the firearms consum...
Veterans’ group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest
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Veterans’ group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Some military veterans in North Dakota disagree with the 2,000 veterans planning to join a protest opposing the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council has sent a letter to the "Vete...
Donald Trump: Companies 'not leaving' U.S.
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Donald Trump: Companies 'not leaving' U.S.

President-elect Donald Trump took a victory lap at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis yesterday -- where about 1,100 jobs were saved from being shipped to Mexico -- and vowed that other U.S. companies would pay a steep price if they go ahead with plans to reloc...
Much riding on Supreme Court decision on detention
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Much riding on Supreme Court decision on detention

WASHINGTON -- In a case which could have major implications on plans by President-elect Donald Trump to ramp up deportations, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether immigrants facing removal proceedings can be detained indefinitely, or if they are entit...
Old Glory Flies Again at Hampshire College
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Old Glory Flies Again at Hampshire College

AMHERST – After the removal of the U.S. flag from its central location on the campus of Hampshire College prompted a visceral reaction by many here and around the country, the flag was reinstalled Friday morning — with college officials offering an apology to ...
Trump talk with Taiwan prez tests Far East diplomacy
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Trump talk with Taiwan prez tests Far East diplomacy

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the leader of Taiwan, marking the first time in more than three decades the two heads of state have directly talked -- a move sure to infuriate and provoke China in the latest display of his disruptive governing style, a...