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Trump son-in-law Kushner can serve as White House adviser: Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump can hire his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser without breaking federal anti-nepotism laws, the U.S. Department of Justice said. In a letter dated Jan. 20 posted on its website, the … Continue reading

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Trump to CIA: “I am with you 1,000 percent”

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral on January 21, 2017, in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/Mandel NGAN ) More Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump told the CIA … Continue reading

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Fury, concern over Trump presidency

Washington (AFP) – Women poured into Washington on Saturday to express concern, anger and outrage over Donald Trump’s assumption office as the 45th US president in the “Women’s March on Washington.” Here are the views of some who spoke to … Continue reading

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Inside President Trump’s confirmation-hearing war rooms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Now that President Donald Trump has taken the oath of office, all eyes are turning to the confirmation process for the members of his Cabinet and other administration appointees. Trump’s transition team has set up an elaborate … Continue reading

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Madonna at Women’s March: ‘I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House’

Madonna at the Women’s March on Washington. (Screenshot: Yahoo News Now) Madonna made a surprise Saturday appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, the cornerstone of the massive worldwide protests following President Trump’s inauguration. In her speech at the pre-march … Continue reading

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How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. Trump … Continue reading

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6-year-old immigration activist wins hearts at Women’s March

Sophie Cruz, a 6-year-old immigration activist and daughter of two undocumented immigrants, spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday and won over the crowd with her inspiring message. After delivering her speech in English, she repeated it in … Continue reading

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FARC says 'deserter' killed activist sister

Bogota (AFP) – Colombia’s FARC rebel group, which is poised to demobilize under a peace deal, said Saturday a “deserter” from its ranks murdered his activist sister and her husband a week ago. In a statement, the guerrillas identified the … Continue reading

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Mauritius premier to step down for son sparks tension

Port Louis (Mauritius) (AFP) – Mauritius is bracing for political turmoil after Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth announced on Saturday he would be stepping down to make way for his son, Parvind. “I will tender my resignation on Monday as president … Continue reading

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Thousands march against Trump at Sundance festival

Park City (United States) (AFP) – Thousands braved the snow at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday to march for women’s rights and in protest against the election of President Donald Trump. It was billed as a “women’s march,” but a … Continue reading

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