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You're Hired? Inside the interviews as Trump picks Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, arrived to a recent meeting with Donald Trump, the president-elect greeted him with a blunt question....
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Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs....
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Trump's new tone on immigrant kids divides GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's promise to "work something out" for immigrants brought here illegally as kids is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring how difficult it will be for Congress to take any action on immigration, whether it's building a wall or dealing with immigrant youths....
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Trump settles on Oklahoma's attorney general to lead EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda."...
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Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?...
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Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots....
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Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner....
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Opinion Poll

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Yesterday's Poll

Was Sarah Palin right to criticize Donald Trump for using subsidies to keep manufacturing jobs from going to Mexico?

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