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Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of State

The Republican-led Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Wednesday. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson’s nomination to be the nation’s…

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Committee OKs Tillerson for Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State. The panel voted along party lines, 11-10, to recommend Rex Tillerson’s nomination to the…

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Feds Release Scathing Report on Chicago Police Abuse

Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil-rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a…

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Baltimore, DoJ Reach Consent Decree Over Policing

A spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says the city and the U.S. Justice Department have reached an agreement on a consent decree that will require the city to reform…

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Trump Nominates David Shulkin for VA

President-elect Donald Trump says he’s finally settled on a candidate to lead the sprawling Veterans Affairs department. Trump says his choice is David Shulkin, who is currently the department’s undersecretary…

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Trump Hosts Candidates for Key Veterans Affairs Post

President-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday with candidates for his unfilled Cabinet positions, including prospective hires to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, a beleaguered agency that the Republican businessman has…

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Trump to Appoint Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize…

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Trump Expands List of Candidates to Head State Dept.

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’s guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him from…

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Trump to Nominate Mattis for Defense Secretary

Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since…

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