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President-elect Donald Trump points to the crowd as he arrives to speak to a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2016 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:40 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump says the U.S. should let China keep the U.S. Navy's unmanned underwater glider that it seized in the South China Sea. Trump tweeted Saturday: "We should tell China that we don't want...
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2016 - 6:52 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama "must have been talking about the past" when she said there's no sense of hope after his election. Trump, speaking Saturday at the final rally of his postelection "thank you" tour, then resisted escalating the spat...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 17, 2016 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts across the federal government to balance the budget. The 49-year-old from South Carolina, just re-elected to a fourth...
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Protesters show victory signs as Polish national flags wave behind during an anti-government demonstration, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Opponents of the country's populist government are staging a new protest outside the presidential palace in an appeal to the head of state to protect the young democracy's constitutional order from a series of government steps they deem anti-democratic. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 17, 2016 - 11:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk on Saturday urged Poland's ruling party to respect the country's constitution, its people and democratic practices in politics as two days of anti-government protests spread from Warsaw to two other cities. Government opponents protested...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Julian LePelch paddles his kayak past a flooded field at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, Calif. California's first winter storm of 2017 will shed welcome rain over the rivers, pumps and pipes that move California's water from north to south, and may open a new era of tensions over where that water goes, under a new federal law dictating that the state's farmers get the biggest possible share. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 17, 2016 - 11:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first winter storm of 2017 to drop welcome rain over the rivers, pumps, pipes and canals that move California's water north to south likely will open a new era of tension over how much water goes to fish or farms under a new U.S law. Legislation signed Friday by President...
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President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2016 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:20 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump's pick for White House budget director is a conservative congressman elected in the 2010 tea party wave. And South Carolina's Mick Mulvaney is a founder of the hard-right House...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 17, 2016 - 8:14 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As he prepared for the final stop on his postelection "thank you" tour, President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday announced his pick for White House budget director, a tough-on-spending conservative congressman who advocates balancing the federal books. South Carolina...
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President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2016 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:35 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump has taken care of some White House business and is preparing for the final stop on his postelection "thank you" tour. Trump says he intends to nominate Mick Mulvaney, a conservative...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., center, leaves Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mulvaney as his budget director, naming a tough-on-spending conservative and an advocate of balancing the federal budget to the important post. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 17, 2016 - 7:23 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has settled on a White House budget director. It's Mick Mulvaney, a conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina who's viewed as a budget hawk. Trump calls Mulvaney a "very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly...
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A protestor shouts as she is arrested outside the House gallery during a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 3:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Protesters say the North Carolina legislature's actions limiting the next governor's influence before he even takes office were unconstitutional power grabs by GOP legislators unhappy their candidate didn't win re-election. "We voted for a new governor and they're choosing to...
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