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President-elect Donald Trump, right, salutes as he arrives with his wife Melania Trump to the "Make America Great Again Welcome Concert" at the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can't believe itWhen Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, no one could predict the election's outcome; now, as he takes the oath of office as the nation's 45th president, many American still can't quite believe that the improbable will become a reality
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Up to 117 civilians died in strikes during Obama presidencyU.S. intelligence reports say between 64 and 117 civilians have been killed in drone and other counterterrorism strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere since President Barack Obama took office
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Judge in ex-Illinois congressman's trial recuses herselfA federal judge who was to preside over the corruption trial of former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock has recused herself
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Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., left, is greeted on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., prior to testifying at this confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penaltyA medical device company that congressman Tom Price purchased stock in last year agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case
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Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won't harm radarThe Pentagon is disagreeing with North Carolina Republicans who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security
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GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas governor's business tax cutA push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature
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Texas lawmaker polls mosque leaders on Sharia law supportA Texas lawmaker is asking mosque leaders to pledge support for the "safety" of former Muslims in a mailed survey being condemned by Islamic civil rights groups
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President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attend a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?For years, almost anyone with Donald Trump's cellphone number has been able to get him on the line
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence, left, and his wife Karen, second from left, applaud as President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive for a VIP reception and dinner with donors, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big dayDonald Trump swept into Washington on the eve of his inauguration Thursday, pledging to unify a sorely divided nation as fireworks and bands heralded his big moment
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Timeline of inauguration events FridayTimeline of Friday's events as Donald Trump is inaugurated President of the United States
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, flanked by the committee's ranking member, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questions Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin at his confirmation hearing before the committee, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Treasury pick defends foreclosure actions, asset disclosureSteven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over Mnuchin's handling of thousands of mortgage foreclosures
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FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. A federal judge said Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 that he's inclined to allow trial for a lawsuit against two psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the psychologists on behalf of three former detainees, who claim they were tortured in CIA prisons. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Judge hints at trial for lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogationA federal judge says he's inclined to allow trial for a lawsuit against two psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror
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