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Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership....
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'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies....
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Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's new president declared late Friday that "the rule of fear" had ended, while word emerged that longtime leader Yahya Jammeh was finally stepping aside under the threat of a regional military offensive....
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Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the probable end of the career of Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss, and a delicately timed gesture by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who faces a new and hostile U.S. administration....
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Major interstate bridge over Delaware River shut over crack

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) -- A major interstate bridge linking New Jersey and Pennsylvania has been shut down after workers spotted a crack in it....
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Prosecutor: Burglars fenced stolen goods on Jewelers Row

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A business owner on Philadelphia's historic Jewelers Row was charged on Friday with fencing jewelry and other items stolen from luxury homes in the suburbs....
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The Latest: Sentencing hearing begins for 'Dance Moms' star

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Latest on a two-day sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller (all times local):...
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Man who laughed as toddler was burned by mother gets prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man who laughed while his girlfriend tortured her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes is headed to prison....
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Wolf marks 2nd anniversary as governor with populist themes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Marking his second anniversary as governor, Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is acknowledging a key populist theme that helped get President Donald Trump elected, namely economic anxiety in this hard-hit rust belt state....
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Pennsylvania treasurer reduces department's vehicle fleet

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's treasurer is reducing the size of his department's automobile fleet and won't use a state car himself in what he says is an effort to keep a campaign promise....
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As Pennsylvania's inmate ranks drop, parole population grows

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 2012 state law that has contributed to Pennsylvania's shrinking inmate population is also helping fuel a growing population of parolees, long managed by an understaffed contingent of parole agents....
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Pennsylvania jobless rate, labor force and payrolls shrink

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in December for the second straight month. But it remained well above the national rate as the labor force contracted and payrolls shrank....
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Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school....
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Woman accused of drugging son, 10, to get him to sleep

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly drugging her son to calm him....
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Will you tune in today for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump? <More Info>

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Total Votes: 12,660

Yesterday's Poll

Was Donald Trump wrong to say John Lewis is "all talk and no action" after Lewis questioned the legitimacy of his presidency?

No:
89%
Yes:
11%
Total Votes: 16,431

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