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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. Embracing his clemency powers days before...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools, including charter, magnet and religious schools, if public schools are failing. Responding to fierce criticism from teachers...
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but turns out President-elect Donald Trump isn't crazy about their tax plan and has a dramatically different goal for health coverage than they do. On health care, he declared that his approach after repealing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's final days in office (all times local): 2:45 p.m. President Barack Obama and his family will fly to Palm Springs, California, for a vacation just after Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Friday. White House spokesman...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says U.S. Rep. John Lewis needs a history lesson and should be grateful for what Republican presidents have done for black people. The Republican governor on Tuesday addressed Lewis' criticism that GOP President-elect Donald Trump is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Don Beyer of Virginia on Monday...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new GenForward poll shows that young Americans are more likely to expect they'll be worse off than better off after four years of a Donald Trump presidency. Young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans are particularly concerned, while young whites are more evenly...
CHICAGO (AP) — A nature museum in Chicago says a 10-year-old endangered alligator snapping turtle is doing so well...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ridership at Peoria's airport has declined for the first time in four years. Officials at Gen...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an...
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Bagwell struggled to describe how he felt soon after being elected to the Hall of Fame in his...
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Bagwell struggled to describe how he felt soon after being elected to the Hall of Fame in his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of...