Elections

FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes were mixed in a listless morning of trading Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, while bond yields and the dollar resumed their climbs. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 18, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market hasn't been this boring in years. The Standard & Poor's 500 remained at a near standstill Wednesday, the ninth day in a row that it has moved by less than 0.4 percent, up or down. That's its longest streak of listlessness since the summer of 2013. Other indexes...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook was the top non-television source for election news cited by supporters of both candidates, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. The social media site's import as a driver of political news has been underscored by the lingering controversy of people using it to spread false news stories. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 18, 2017 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other's. Facebook was the top non-television source for election news cited by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 18, 2017 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 3:35 p.m. Rep. Terri Sewell, an African-American Democrat who represents Selma, Alabama, has issued a public invitation to President-elect Donald Trump and Georgia Rep. John Lewis to end their feud and cross the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge...
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President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 18, 2017 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama (all times EST): 3:16 p.m. President Barack Obama says daughters do not intend to pursue a future in politics — thanks to the influence of his wife, Michelle. But he says the girls "could not help but be patriotic" given the environment where...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, right, speaks to members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:20 p.m. Vice President-elect Mike Pence says President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence was a "mistake," and is calling the convicted leaker a "traitor." Pence says in an interview airing...
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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 18, 2017 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt...
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the presidential inaugural Chairman's Global Dinner, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:10 a.m. An AP poll finds that Americans across the political spectrum put health care reform at the top of the nation's priorities. More than 4 in 10 Republicans, Democrats and independents say they want the government...
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during the presidential inaugural Chairman's Global Dinner, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 18, 2017 - 7:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:40 a.m. The marching band from a historically black college in Alabama is getting a big send-off as it heads to Washington to perform at Donald Trump's inaugural. The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes have a noon...
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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 18, 2017 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. Instead, Scott Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event in Columbus, Ohio. On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration four years later, the authors of the Republican National Committee’s 2013 “Growth and Opportunity Project” concede their report is little more than an afterthought. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 18, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States. Yet on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration four years later, the authors of the...
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