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In their congressional testimony this week, Trump's would-be advisers said they disagreed with the incoming president on a range of issues from Russian hacking to NATO to even that border wall.
Jan. 13, 2017
Desiree Armas is a straight-A high school senior who hopes to go to college. But she and her parents are in the U.S. illegally. They're now in limbo, fearful of what's ahead under the new president.
Jan. 13, 2017
The clergy speaking at Donald Trump's inauguration have mostly non-mainstream theological or political positions. No Muslim or mainline Protestant will speak, but the prosperity gospel will be heard.
Jan. 13, 2017
Japan is known for its closed, heavily-male political and business worlds. But three women have recently assumed prominent political posts. Is it a sign of changing times?
Jan. 13, 2017
As his administration ends, Obama has protected more historic, cultural and natural sites than any other president before him. The new sites are in South Carolina and in Birmingham and Anniston, Ala.
Jan. 12, 2017
A survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that more than 1 in 4 Americans contacted by collectors feel threatened. The bureau is revamping rules for the industry.
Jan. 12, 2017
The so-called wet-foot, dry-foot policy let Cuban migrants stay if they arrived on U.S. shores but not if they were intercepted at sea. Now they face the same rules as people from other countries.
Jan. 12, 2017
Mike Sutter is eating at a different San Antonio taqueria every day of 2017 for his "365 Days of Tacos" project. And he's discovering a lot about the city's culture in the process.
Jan. 12, 2017
"We are facing so many situations of disasters. We badly need a symbol of hope. I strongly believe Cyprus can be the symbol of hope at the beginning of 2017," the U.N. Secretary-General said.
Jan. 12, 2017
U.S. tanks have returned to Europe to help defend Poland and Baltic states from possible Russian aggression. The Kremlin sees it as a threat.
Jan. 12, 2017
The former Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon has no experience with housing, but said he wants to take the agency do more than that and "develop our fellow human beings."
Jan. 12, 2017
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sorted through 10,000 studies to determine the good and bad health effects of marijuana. Tight drug restrictions impede research, they say.
Jan. 12, 2017
Calling Biden "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history," President Obama gave his White House partner the nation's highest civilian honor in an emotional ceremony.
Jan. 12, 2017
Linda Bean, co-owner of the family-owned outdoor retailer, says she gave money to PACs supporting Trump. Her political stance spurred calls for an L.L. Bean boycott under the hashtag #Grabyourwallet.
Jan. 12, 2017
This new knot has eight crossings, far more than previous molecular knots. The "rope" is very short — just 192 atoms long, or 500 times smaller than a red blood cell.
Jan. 12, 2017
It's written from the perspective of lung cancer. And it's striking a chord on social media.
Jan. 12, 2017
The team will begin the 2017 season in Los Angeles, but tough talk between its owner and San Diego made the move unsurprising. But that didn't stop the Internet from giving the team a little ribbing.
Jan. 12, 2017
After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Some scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture that water by filling the state's depleted groundwater aquifers.
Jan. 12, 2017
The dossier lists unverified allegations about Donald Trump, claiming Russia has evidence as blackmail material. News outlets have identified former MI6 officer Christopher Steele as the author.
Jan. 12, 2017
The iconic stadium has hosted decades of Brazil's most important sporting events. Now, abandonment and looting have left it an eyesore — and no one is accepting all the blame.
Jan. 12, 2017

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