January 21st, 2017

World News

Trump White House ringed by ‘swamp’ denizens despite pledge

By Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The “new world” of Donald Trump’s Washington was supposed to be drained of “swamp” creatures who make their living through political ties. But the lobbyists, consultants and ex-government officials who earn their keep by selling their influence aren’t dissuaded by that piece of Trump’s agenda. Former campaign aides and other associates, like many ... Read More »

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The Latest: Too many protesters to hold march in Chicago

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 12:40 p.m. So many people have turned out for the Women’s March in Chicago that organizers have cancelled their plans to march through the city’s downtown. Instead, they’ll extend the ongoing rally on the city’s lakefront. ... Read More »

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The Latest: Trump gets view of protest from motorcade

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting a view of the protesters in town for the Women’s March from the window of his limo. Trump’s motorcade was on its way back to the White House from ... Read More »

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Government says High Peace Council chief dies

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

KABUL – An Afghan official says that Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani, chief of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, tasked with negotiating an end to the country’s protracted conflict, has died at age 84. Mohammed Karim Khalili, deputy head of the council, told The Associated Press that Gailani died in Kabul earlier Friday. The exact cause of ... Read More »

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Bergdahl case presents early legal test of Trump rhetoric

By Jonathan Drew, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. – A military court will weigh the real-world consequences of President Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric as Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argues he can’t get a fair trial under his new commander in chief. Minutes into the Republican president’s term, lawyers for Bergdahl cited Trump’s scathing criticism in a request to dismiss charges that ... Read More »

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The Latest: More may be on Mall for march than for Trump

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST): 11:45 a.m. Figures from transportation officials in Washington suggest more people may be on the National Mall for the women’s march than came for President Donald Trump’s inauguration. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, 275,000 people had ... Read More »

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4 dead after tornado rips through south Mississippi

By Jeff Amy And Rebecca Santana, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a region in southern Mississippi, officials said. The city of Hattiesburg said via its Twitter account that four people had died ... Read More »

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Women’s marches attract masses across the globe

By Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

PARIS – Legions of women flooded parks, streets and city squares from Sydney to Paris to Philadelphia on Saturday, marching in solidarity as a show of empowerment and a stand against Donald Trump. More than 600 “sister marches” were planned across the country and abroad in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, which drew ... Read More »

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Trump opens first full day on job at church

By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump opened his first full day as president Saturday at a national prayer service, the final piece of transition business for the nation’s new chief executive before a promised full-on shift into governing. Trump and his wife, Melania, and Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, sat in a front pew ... Read More »

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France’s ex-PM Valls fights for spot in presidential primary

By Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

PARIS – As France’s prime minister when terrorists killed 130 people in Paris in 2015, Manuel Valls was on the front line of the government’s response, calling the attack an act of war and successfully lobbying parliament for emergency powers. Just 14 months later, having stepped down in December from President Francois Hollande’s government, Valls’ ... Read More »

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