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    Women descend on Washington to protest Trump’s agenda

    WASHINGTON — Streets in the monumental core of downtown Washington were brought to a standstill Saturday as droves of women marched to protest Donald Trump’s presidency and his history of derogatory comments about women. Protesters filled Pennsylvania Avenue, the same iconic street Trump walked down a day before during his inaugural parade, as they moved in the direction of the White House. The large turnout wasn’t limited to Washington. Similar protests unfolded throughout the day in cities such as New […]

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    Trump Signs Executive Order on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON – Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The multi-part executive order stated that the administration’s official policy is “to seek the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act — but at the same time emphasized that his administration must continue to uphold the law. With his signature, Trump sent a powerful signal […]

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    Watch: President Trump’s Full Inaugural Address

    As prepared for delivery: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job […]

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    Donald Trump Takes Oath of Office as 45th President of the United States

    WASHINTON D.C. — Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy. On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol, Trump placed his left hand on one Bible that dates from his childhood and another that belonged to Abraham Lincoln and raised his right hand in the air as he promised to preserve, protect and […]

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    Full List: President Obama Commutes 330 Drug Sentences, Including a Person From Schuylkill County

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president. The announcement comes within 24 hours of the transfer of power from Obama to President-elect Donald Trump. A White House official told CNN this is Obama’s final batch of clemency. The move brings the total number of individuals who sentences Obama reduced to a total of 1,715, including 568 who had been sentenced to life […]

  • Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet?

    Fun Facts From Past Inaugurations

    WASHINGTON — Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet? Whether you’re stoked or bummed about the way the election turned out, here are some fun facts to make you look like a history buff to your friends as the inauguration festivities near. Yes, this stuff really happened. When William Henry Harrison was too proud to wear a coat. What, you don’t […]

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    Thousands of Skittles Intended for Cattle Feed Spill on Wisconsin Highway

    DODGE COUNTY, Wis. – This story starts out about Skittles — but ends up being about cows! The well-known candy was spilled all over County Highway S near Blackbird Road. They were discovered shortly before 9:00 p.m. No one knew where the candy came from or where it was going, but county road crews said the Skittles spill was actually helpful, as the roads in the area have been icy and the thousands of little candies improved traction. So that’s one […]

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    Woman Says Bacon Helped Her Celebrate 109 Years

    MARSHALL, Ill. — A 109-year-old woman from southern Illinois has some advice for living a long life. “I never smoked a cigarette in my life, I never drank liquor in my life, and I had one husband for 43 years,” said Ruth Benjamin. “And I love bacon! Ruth just celebrated her 109th birthday. She was born in 1908 as one of her parents’ six children. Later in life, she worked at Quakemaid in Terre Haute for 43 years. While her life […]

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    Pizza Hut Is Hiring 11,000 Workers

    NEW YORK — Pizza Hut is hiring 11,000 workers in the United States — and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest pizza day of the year. The company is looking for pizza makers, delivery drivers, managers and servers, among other jobs. The positions are permanent, said Doug Terfehr, a spokesman for Yum! Brands, the parent company of Pizza Hut. “The need begins to mount as we head into our busiest day of the year, but it’s still […]

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    Government Sues America’s Largest Student Loan Company for Cheating Borrowers

    WASHINGTON – Sallie Mae has long drawn the ire of student loan borrowers struggling to pay back their debt. But as it turns out, they might have had a real reason to complain. On Wednesday, the federal government sued Navient, formerly part of Sallie Mae, for allegedly cheating borrowers out of their repayment rights. And two additional lawsuits, filed by Attorneys General in Illinois and Washington, named both Navient and Sallie Mae. The two companies handle student loan payments from […]

  • At least one person has died and many others are feared dead after an avalanche buried a four-story hotel in central Italy following a series of earthquakes.

    Many Feared Dead as Avalanche Buries Italian Hotel After Earthquakes

    ROME — At least one person has died and many others are feared dead after an avalanche buried a four-story hotel in central Italy following a series of earthquakes. An estimated 30 people are trapped inside the Hotel Rigopiano hit by the avalanche at the foot of the Gran Sasso mountain, Italy’s Civil Protection Department said. It based its estimate on guest registration and staff numbers but said it was possible that some of the people had escaped before the avalanche […]

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    Reports: George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

    Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston TV station KHOU. Bush’s chief of staff, Jean Becker, says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after falling ill. Becker tells the Houston Chronicle and KHOU that Bush is “doing fine.” Bush, who served a single term as President from 1988 to 1992, was not expected to attend the inauguration of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, in Washington on Friday due to health […]