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Outcry over Trump attack on civil rights icon John Lewis

The president-elect slammed the Congressman's record after Lewis questioned Trump's legitimacy, prompting many to come to the veteran's defence.

The president-elect slammed the Congressman's record after Lewis questioned Trump's legitimacy, prompting many to come to the veteran's defence.

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FBI and Justice department to be investigated over the Hillary e-mail affair

The US Justice Department is to investigate its and the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail affair some blame for wrecking her run for the White House.

The US Justice Department is to investigate its and the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail affair some blame for wrecking her run for the White House.

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US foreign policy - which way now?

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump on key foreign policy issues during a hearing on Wednesday.

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views at odds with President-elect Donald Trump on key foreign policy issues during a hearing on Wednesday.

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Barack Obama leaves the political stage as he entered it - with style

US President Barack Obama has made his final speech before leaving office, and it was a reminder of his skills as an orator and the close family ties that have been hallmarks of his presidency.

US President Barack Obama has made his final speech before leaving office, and it was a reminder of his skills as an orator and the close family ties that have been hallmarks of his presidency.

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Senate grills Trump's pick for Secretary of State

Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has faced tough questioning during a Senate confirmation hearing in Washington.

Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has faced tough questioning during a Senate confirmation hearing in Washington.

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Trump meets press after secret dossier leak

The US-President elect is blaming intelligence agencies for news reports that Moscow has compiled compromising information on him.

The US-President elect is blaming intelligence agencies for news reports that Moscow has compiled compromising information on him.

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US lawmakers heckled by protesters adorned in KKK outfits

Protesters dressed in Klu Klux Klan robes heckled US lawmakers on Tuesday (January 10) at the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions to become the nex

Protesters dressed in Klu Klux Klan robes heckled US lawmakers on Tuesday (January 10) at the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions to become the nex

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"America is a better, stronger place," says Obama in farewell speech

Outgoing US President Barack Obama used his last address to the nation to decry discrimination, attack the current wave of negativism in society and to tell people to “get engaged in…

Outgoing US President Barack Obama used his last address to the nation to decry discrimination, attack the current wave of negativism in society and to tell people to “get engaged in…

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Obama's legacy in danger

As Obama prepares to make his last speech as President, we take a look at the policies Trump looks poised to undo.

As Obama prepares to make his last speech as President, we take a look at the policies Trump looks poised to undo.

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Trump appoints son-in-law as senior adviser

US President-elect Donald Trump is making his son-in-law Jared Kushner a senior White House adviser.

US President-elect Donald Trump is making his son-in-law Jared Kushner a senior White House adviser.

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Opinion: Trumpian Uncertainty

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and Professor at Columbia University NEW YORK – Every

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and Professor at Columbia University NEW YORK – Every

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Trump 'picks Coats' as new US intelligence chief

Former US Senator Dan Coats is Donald Trump’s choice as his Director of National Intelligence according to officials on the president-elect’s transition team.

Former US Senator Dan Coats is Donald Trump’s choice as his Director of National Intelligence according to officials on the president-elect’s transition team.

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Saving Obamacare: the US president pleads for his legacy

Republicans have launched their long-desired bid to scrap the system in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence has called "the first order of business" of Donald Trump's administration.

Republicans have launched their long-desired bid to scrap the system in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence has called "the first order of business" of Donald Trump's administration.

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US Congress: Republicans drop plans to weaken ethics committee

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have backed down over plans to weaken a nonpartisan ethics watchdog on the grounds it had grown too intrusive.

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have backed down over plans to weaken a nonpartisan ethics watchdog on the grounds it had grown too intrusive.

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Trump names communications team

President-elect Trump has named his communications team, including Hope Hicks, his initial campaign communications manager

President-elect Trump has named his communications team, including Hope Hicks, his initial campaign communications manager

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President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet team

President-elect Donald Trump went on a thank you tour and then got down to the business end of his forthcoming presidency choosing those – or should we say auditioning those – who will serve in his…

President-elect Donald Trump went on a thank you tour and then got down to the business end of his forthcoming presidency choosing those – or should we say auditioning those – who will serve in his…

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Trump woos Silicon Valley's elite

Donald Trump holds an "introductory session" with powerful technology executives promising to make "fair deals".

Donald Trump holds an "introductory session" with powerful technology executives promising to make "fair deals".