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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 file photo shows the nave of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. A day after Donald Trump is sworn in, he and his cabinet members plan to attend a prayer service at the cathedral where "all faiths will be represented at his request," according to the Washington Episcopal bishop who oversees the cathedral. But the customary ceremony is complicated this time by anger over the president-elect’s rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 21, 2016 - 6:27 pm
Donald Trump's Inaugural weekend will include an interfaith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral, a customary event but complicated this year by anger over the president-elect's rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others. The service was announced Wednesday by the presidential...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, "Vote Trump" is spray painted on the side of the fire damaged Hopewell M.B. Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss. Mississippi authorities arrested a McClinton Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words, "Vote Trump." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man with a prior criminal record was arrested Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump," and the church's bishop said the man is a member of the congregation. The state fire marshal said...
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President-elect Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, and retired Gen. Michael Flynn, a senior adviser to Trump, left, speaks to members of the media at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2016 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Donald Trump's most trusted aides is setting up a government consulting shop a block from the White House — a move that complicates the president-elect's promises to "drain the swamp" of Washington. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, and former Trump adviser...
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December 21, 2016 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht and major petrochemical company Braskem have agreed to pay a combined penalty of at least $3.5 billion to settle allegations that they bribed government officials in a dozen countries around the world, U.S. authorities said Wednesday...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 file photo shows the nave of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. A day after Donald Trump is sworn in, he and his cabinet members plan to attend a prayer service at the cathedral where "all faiths will be represented at his request," according to the Washington Episcopal bishop who oversees the cathedral. But the customary ceremony is complicated this time by anger over the president-elect’s rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
December 21, 2016 - 5:14 pm
Donald Trump's Inaugural weekend will include an interfaith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral, a customary event but complicated this year by anger over the president-elect's rhetoric on Muslims, immigrants and others. The service was announced Wednesday by the presidential...
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December 21, 2016 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In another sign that he intends to shake up relations with China, President-elect Donald Trump named economist Peter Navarro to lead a newly created White House council on trade. The University of California-Irvine professor, who advised Trump during the campaign, has sharply...
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President-elect Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, and Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, a senior adviser to Trump, left, takes a question from a member of the media at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2016 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 4:55 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump is naming one of the nation's richest men to be a special adviser on issues regarding regulatory reform. Carl Icahn, a veteran of Wall Street who founded his own securities firm, was...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Trump is poised to meet with his incoming national security adviser on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in the aftermath of a rattling day of violence around the world. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 21, 2016 - 3:39 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Germany was "an attack on humanity and it's got to be stopped." He also suggested he might go forward with his campaign pledge to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from...
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December 21, 2016 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook site is defending her decision to write a book after attracting widespread criticism from fellow group members. Libby Chamberlain has a deal with Flatiron Books for a compilation based on postings on Pantsuit Nation, a private site on...
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December 21, 2016 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Odebrecht, the largest construction company in Brazil, and major petrochemical company Braskem have agreed to pay a combined penalty of at least $3.5 billion to settle allegations that they bribed government officials for business, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. The companies...
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