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List of Dems boycotting inauguration grows

Democratic lawmakers are boycotting Trump?s inaugurationA dozen lawmakers have said they're skipping the event as a protest of the president-elect's plans for the country.



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A look at past inaugurations

A look at past inaugurationsWashington delivering his inaugural address in the old city hall, New York? George Washington delivering his inaugural address before members of the Congress. Includes text of speech. (Photo: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

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Clinging to hope in a fading factory town

Clinging to hope in a fading factory town. (Eric Thayer/Yahoo News)As vague as Trump's promises were, his message felt hopeful for the people of Erie, Pa.



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Dozens reported dead as Syrians fight ISIS

A Syrian army gunman at a military airport in Deir Ezzor. (Thaer al-Ajlani/AFP)At least 82 people have been killed in the fighting, the heaviest in the city in a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.



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Syrian rebels to attend peace talks

Syrian rebels to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan. (AP)The talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, are set in hopes of ending the nearly six-year-old conflict.



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Obama's contradictory legacy on war and peace

President Obama delivers the Nobel Peace Prize lecture at the award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, an award he did not seek and arguably did not deserve, in 2009.



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EU's response to Trump: We'll stay united

The German tabloid Bild Zeitung features an exclusive interview with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance to comments made by President-elect Donald Trump.



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Deadly Kyrgyzstan crash kills more than 30

Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry officials and firefighters work among remains of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Vladimir Voronin/AP)A Turkish cargo plane crashed in a residential area near the main Kyrgyz airport, killing people on the ground and in the plane.



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Young blacks relate to MLK's more forceful activism

Martin Luther King Jr. at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 17, 1967. Calif. (AP)Though he was known as a man of love and peace, Martin Luther King Jr. conveyed his message with increasing urgency.



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Warren relishes role as a top Trump adversary

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at her office in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)Sen. Elizabeth Warren has compiled a long and growing list of grievances with the president-elect.



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Oman says it's taking 10 Guantanamo inmates

The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay detention center. (Ben Fox/AP)The transfer is part of President Obama's effort to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.



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Trump vows health insurance 'for everybody'

President-elect Donald Trump at a Dec. 9 rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Andrew Harnik/AP)He'll soon unveil a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that will leave no one without coverage, he says in an interview.



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Officials cite risk in Mexico border tunnels

An image from a video of a tunnel in the border city of Tijuana. (Mexico's Attorney General's Office via AP)The failure to fully seal up tunnels dug by drug smugglers is an "open invitation" for cartels to reactivate them, U.S. officials say.



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China: Trump's Taiwan strategy 'despicable'

President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in Mobile, Ala. (Evan Vucci/AP)Chinese state media continues pushing back against what it calls Donald Trump's "rookie" challenge to the "one China" policy.



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Calif. farmers see Trump as potential ally

Bakersfield, Calif. (Yahoo News)Kern County remains one of the last few Republican strongholds in an increasingly liberal state.



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Ky. town left behind in economic recovery

Sandy Hook, Ky. (Yahoo News)Myron Lewis, a convenience store owner in Elliott County, says his region didn?t enjoy the resurgence other parts of the country did.



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Obama on Trump: 'Don't underestimate the guy'

Donald Trump and Barack Obama (Reuters)Barack Obama is interested to see how the president-elect?s improvisational approach plays out during the course of his term.



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Thousands brave cold for Sanders health care rally

Britt Waligorski, 31, and Mary Whitfield, 18, attend an Affordable Health Act rally on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Warren, Mich. Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan where Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Americans to resist Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of a number of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)A huge throng shows up in freezing temperatures to hear Bernie Sanders urge Americans to resist efforts to repeal Obamacare.



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Kremlin slams Obama, anxiously awaits Trump

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian prosecutors in Moscow, Russia. Careful not to hurt chances for a thaw in U.S.-Russia relations, President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have deferred questions about their plans for future contacts with Trump and any agenda for those talks until he takes office on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)Russia is eagerly counting the days to Donald Trump's inauguration and venting anger at the outgoing administration.



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Asian-Americans missing from top legal jobs

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu (AP)The group is well-represented among the nation's attorneys, but few hold the highest posts, a study finds.



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Iran won't budge on nuclear agreement

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Kevin Lamarque/AFP)Despite threats from Donald Trump, Iran insists it won't rework the deal it struck with world powers, according to its deputy foreign minister.



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Teen abducted as infant meets birth parents

Kamiyah Mobley with her parents. (Facebook)Kamiyah Mobley was 8 hours old in 1998 when she was taken from a hospital by a woman posing as a nurse.



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Infrastructure woes will be in Trump's face

FILE - In this March 3, 2016 file photo, a jogger passes by the Arlington Memorial Bridge at sunrise in Washington. Donald Trump talked during his campaign about making America?s infrastructure great again, and his inauguration will put the spotlight on some glaring needs in the nation?s capital. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)For one, the Arlington Memorial Bridge is in such bad shape that it will be closed to all vehicle traffic during Friday's festivities.



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'The world is watching': CIA chief rips Trump

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan (Getty Images)Outgoing Director John Brennan says the president-elect doesn't understand the threat Russia poses to the U.S.



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Atlanta fires back after Trump slams Lewis

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Widow of occupation leader keeps mission alive

FILE - This Saturday, March 5, 2016, file photo, Jeanette Finicum speaks with reporters during a rally at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Finicum, the widow of an Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum killed by FBI agents in a Jan. 26, 2016, traffic stop in central Oregon, is planning to hold a meeting in John Day, Ore., Jan. 28, 2017, with their children, in an effort to continue with his mission. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)Jeannette Finicum, whose husband led an armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge and later was killed by police, is speaking out.



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SCOTUS to hear case on offensive trademarks

The Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome. (AP)Justices will consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates free-speech rights.



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Major powers' warning to Trump on Middle East

French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault, left, and his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir at the Mideast peace conference in Paris. (Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP)More than 70 diplomats meeting in Paris advocate a two-state solution between the Palestinians and Israelis.



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Deal may have kept life-saving drug off market

From left, former Valeant CEO Michael Pearson, former CFO Howard Schiller, and Pershing Square Capital Management CEO Bill Ackman. (Jonathan Ernset/Reuters)With Donald Trump?s threats to rein in drug pricing, what would he make of the Syprine situation?



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When mental illness leads to violence

Esteban Santiago as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 9. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)The history of a shooting suspect highlights the complicated issues police face when assessing disturbed individuals.



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More freezing rain hits central U.S.

A Missouri Department of Transportation salt truck spreads ice melt on Interstate 55. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)A third wave of sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that fell short of dire forecasts.



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Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned

President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 11. (Seth Wenig/AP)One describes as "fantasy" a Sunday Times of London report that such a meeting is being arranged.



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Astros pitcher slams Donald Trump for tweets

Collin McHugh (AP)Collin McHugh called out the president-elect following his tweets ripping civil rights icon John Lewis.



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Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

Ringling Bros. circus to close (Getty Images)The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has performed for millions of fans during its reign as one of the world's biggest big tops.



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AG Lynch: U.S. must hold cops accountable

Loretta Lynch (Getty Images)Outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch defends the Justice Department's intervention in cases of alleged police abuse.



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SCOTUS to hear case over detention of Muslims

Former detainee Ahmer Abbasi. (AP)The court will hear an appeal of a lawsuit related to Muslims detained in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.



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Anti-Trump, pro-immigrant protests across U.S.

Immigrant rights advocates demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump's immigration policies, during a rally at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Crowds gather in Washington, Chicago, and elsewhere to register displeasure with the president-elect's plans.



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Civil rights marchers vow to fight Trump

Civil rights advocates march in Washington. (AP)About 2,000 mostly black protesters rally in Washington to defend hard-won gains in voting rights and criminal justice.



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What is Davos anyway?

What is Davos anyway? (Reuters)The usually sleepy ski town some 5,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps will be hosting quite a big meeting.



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Seething House Dems press FBI over Russia

James Comey (Getty Images)FBI Director James Comey won't say whether there is a probe of alleged contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.



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