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Trump supporters aggressively challenge Stein recount efforts in three states

Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump are moving aggressively to challenge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s push for a recount in three midwestern states, filing legal challenges and criticizing the effort as quixotic and ill-conceived. Trump and his backers have…
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EU launches new multi-billion dollar defence fund

  • December 2, 2016
The EU unveiled ambitious plans Wednesday to boost joint defence spending including on shared assets like drones and helicopters, as concerns grow that President-elect Donald Trump may downgrade the US security commitment. Trump shocked long-time NATO allies in Europe when he suggested on the campaign trail be would think twice about coming…
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Trump Turns to Schwarzman, Dimon for White House Panel on Jobs

  • December 2, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump turned to some of Wall Street’s biggest names on Friday to create a panel of business leaders that will give him strategic advice on the economy after he takes office, including two financiers with deep Democratic roots.  Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Schwarzman will…
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Democrats Spoil for Fight on Trump Cabinet Picks

  • December 2, 2016
If Senate Republicans stay united, they can confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees without any support from Democrats. But even if the minority party can’t block nominees, its members still plan to turn Trump’s Cabinet choices into a major fight early next year. The president-elect has nominated about half his…
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Iran Considers Renewal of US Sanctions a Violation of Nuclear Deal

  • December 2, 2016
CAPITOL HILL - Iran is threatening to retaliate after the U.S. Senate gave Congress’ final approval to an extension of the American sanctions against Iran that lawmakers of both parties said is crucial to enforcing the international nuclear accord with Tehran. “Iran has proved that it sticks to its international…
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Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

  • December 1, 2016
Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous. President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2,100 jobs in America that…
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Donald Trump blasted over hypocrisy in his Treasury Pick

  • December 1, 2016
Progressive lawmakers and groups eager to expose President-elect Donald Trump Progressive lawmakers and groups eager to expose President-elect Donald Trump as a populist in name only have found fertile ground in Steve Mnuchin, Trump’s choice for Treasury secretary. Thanks to his professional record, Mnuchin, a former second-generation partner at Goldman…
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US ventures undersea Drones in bid to out-power rivals

  • December 1, 2016
The use of robots in war has caused controversy in recent years, and while they have reaped devastation on land, similar technology could be about to control the world’s waters. As unmanned aerial drones have become a critical part of modern warfare, the Pentagon is now looking to deploy autonomous robots underwater,…
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Sheryl Sandberg, investing millions of facebook stock to charity

  • December 1, 2016
Sheryl Sandberg is transferring $100 million of her Facebook stock holdings to a fund for charitable causes.She has also renamed her charitable foundation after her late husband. According to her latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Facebook COO transferred 880,000 shares. Recode reports that the shares would…
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Climate Scientist warn Donald Trump

  • December 1, 2016
An open letter signed by America’s top minds hopes to counter the influence of climate change deniers and oil execs.   More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize recipients, have a warning for Donald Trump: Respect science or prepare for a fight. In an open letter Wednesday to the…
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Officer Justified to kill Keith Scott

  • December 1, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. — There is no doubt that officers surrounded him. That they shouted at him. That they shot him. But a crucial question about the fatal confrontation between Keith L. Scott and police officers in Charlotte, N.C., has always been whether Mr. Scott was wielding a gun. On Wednesday,…
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