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    Trump attends national prayer service on first full day in office

    Donald Trump sought divine blessings for his new administration Saturday as the forces of resistance to his presidency gathered in mass rallies in Washington and around the world. The President left the White House with his family for an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral on his first full day in office following Friday’s pageantry and parties, which were punctuated by his first steps to stamp his power on Washington. As Trump left his new home Saturday morning, […]

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    Trump signs executive order to roll back Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The executive order signed in the Oval Office is designed “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Spicer did not respond when asked for further details. In addition to the presidential action on Obamacare, White House Chief of Staff […]

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    LGBT, climate change pages missing from White House website as it undergoes transfer of power too

    WASHINGTON — The moment that Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th President, a transformation occurred — online. Simultaneous with the formal transfer of power that occurred on the steps of our nation’s Capitol, the entire White House digital presence was changed over. The White House website changed from the administration of former President Barack Obama to that of Trump. As a result, it appeared to Internet users that the Obama administration had vanished — tweets […]

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    Donald Trump sworn in president, tells crowd ‘You will never be ignored again’

    WASHINGTON –Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on Friday, vowing to drain power from Washington elites and always put “America first” in its dealings with the world at a moment of transformative political change. He arrived at the White House for the first time as President just before 5 p.m. ET following a day of tradition marking the power shift in the nation’s capital. In a time-honored ceremony on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol […]

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    Here’s how much Obama’s pension is worth

    NEW YORK — At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree. His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary. Obama and every other former president also get seven months of “transition” services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets get lifetime Secret Service protection as well as allowances for things such as travel, office expenses, communications and health care coverage. All those extra […]

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    Police injured in protests, ‘numerous’ arrests at Trump inauguration

    WASHINGTON — A pair of police officers were injured and “numerous” protesters arrested after they engaged in scattered acts of vandalism at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday in Washington, D.C., the police said. Two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital for undetermined injuries after run-ins with protesters, DC Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo told CNN. The injuries are non-life threatening. Protesters “acting in a concerted effort engaged in acts of vandalism and several instances of […]

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    Watch Jackie Evancho sing National Anthem at Trump’s inauguration

    WASHINGTON — Artists who are taking part in President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities are not apologetic. Inauguration events kicked off Thursday night with a Make America Great Again! welcome concert, which had a lineup that included Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, The Piano Guys, and The Frontmen of Country. Greenwood, who took the stage to sing his hit, “God Bless the USA,” told CNN that he feels “sorry” for the artists who turned down the opportunity to perform. […]

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    Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy in Ralph Lauren outfit

    WASHINGTON — Melania Trump stepped out in a powder blue Ralph Lauren outfit that harkened back to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ iconic style. She also wore matching shoes and gloves. Her look drew comparisons to the powder blue outfit Jackie Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration in 1961. Ralph Lauren also did many of former first lady Hillary Clinton’s suits. The brand declined to comment on how the Ralph Lauren Collection came together, whether they offered the powder blue skirt ensemble […]

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    Washington set for celebration, protests as Trump inauguration draws near

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has arrived in Washington — and he’s going to be here for at least four years. The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office Friday, is finally taking hold. At noon Friday, the most divisive campaign in recent history — and a similarly contentious transition period, marked by Trump’s attacks on Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and dozens of House Democrats saying […]

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    Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited, arrives in New York

    Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who became a legend in Mexico through his dramatic prison escapes and years of staying just ahead of the law, arrived late Thursday in New York after he was extradited to the United States. Guzman will appear Friday in a courtroom in Brooklyn, where he will stand trial at a later date. Stringent security measures were being put in place around the Manhattan jail where Guzman is to be held, a law enforcement source […]