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For Trump: Kinder words for immigrants, one new Cabinet pick

NEW YORK (AP) -- Laying new groundwork for his presidency, Donald Trump chose retired Gen. John Kelly Wednesday to head his Homeland Security Department and offered newly sympathetic words for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children....
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Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings....
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Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly shrinking opposition enclave....
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WHY IT MATTERS: Rebel-held Aleppo on the brink of collapse

BEIRUT (AP) -- With rebel defenses crumbling in eastern Aleppo, President Bashar Assad is on the brink of regaining full control of Syria's largest city and one-time commercial center. Holding the city is seen as key to overall victory in the Syrian conflict, and a defeat in Aleppo would be a crushing blow to the rebels....
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Child predator who fled US is convicted of rape in England

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A child predator in Pennsylvania who vanished before his 2006 sentencing was convicted Wednesday in England of raping a 13-year-old girl....
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Pennsylvania highest court grapples with life terms for kids

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A case before Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole....
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Judge won't let Green Party inspect Philly election software

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge is rejecting a Green Party-backed effort to allow software experts inspect Philadelphia's election systems for any evidence that hacking affected the result of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election....
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Pennsylvania levels $3.5 million fine against gas driller

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural-gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations....
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The Latest: Wisconsin recount more than 70 percent complete

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):...
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Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's presidential recount appeared in doubt on Wednesday, two days after it started, after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing in the election disqualified her from seeking another look at the vote....
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Pittsburgh-based GNC pays $2.25M to settle misbranding claim

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh-based parent company of vitamin and supplement retailer GNC is paying $2.25 million to settle Justice Department claims that a dietary supplement was misbranded....
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DA: Police shoot Pennsylvania suspect armed with large knife

AVELLA, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says state troopers critically wounded a man who came at them with a 10-inch Bowie knife once officers responded to a domestic disturbance in western Pennsylvania....
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Prosecutor details computer virus revealed by FBI probe

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor's office says a computer virus from an international cybercrime operation recently dismantled by the FBI and foreign authorities affected only a small number of employees....
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Trump a winner in spending bill; retired miners out of luck

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump emerges as a winner in the final version of the must-pass spending bill as congressional Republicans tacked on an expedited process for ensuring his nominee for defense secretary can serve....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Was Sarah Palin right to criticize Donald Trump for using subsidies to keep manufacturing jobs from going to Mexico? <More Info>

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32%
Total Votes: 7,788

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Did Donald Trump's conversation with Taiwan leaders hurt U.S.-China relationship?

No
78%
Yes
22%
Total Votes: 12,646

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