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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks with reporters during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 11, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 12:58 p.m. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn't know what has been reported or corroborated regarding reports that Russia obtained compromising information about President-elect Donald Trump, but she's long been...
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President-elect Donald Trump takes questions during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. The news conference was his first as President-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 11, 2017 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 12:50 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump says he'll begin negotiations with Mexico on funding his promised wall along the southern border immediately after he takes office. Trump's team and Republicans in Congress have...
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2017 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had obtained compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a "tremendous blot" on the record of the intelligence community if such material had been released. The...
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David Shulkin, the Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2017 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans. David Shulkin, a former president of the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey,...
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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson, left, accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 11, 2017 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, adopted a tough new line on Russia on Wednesday, calling it a "danger" to the United States and saying he would have recommended a muscular response to Moscow's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region...
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Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)
January 11, 2017 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The incoming Trump administration is looking to "unleash the potential" of private investors to boost the national transportation networks that underpin the U.S. economy, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao told lawmakers Wednesday. Economic gains are being "jeopardized...
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President-elect Donald Trump waits with family members Eric Trump, left, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. before speaking at a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. The news conference was his first as President-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 11, 2017 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's business will continue to pursue deals in the United States, though not abroad, while he is president, and he will relinquish control of the company, a lawyer who worked with the Trump Organization on the plan said Wednesday. Trump will put his business assets in a...
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President-elect Donald Trump listens to a reporters question at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2017 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official says. The briefing about the document was first reported by CNN. A summary of the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump says he owns a "great" company but really one of the few things outsiders know for certain is that it is complex and opaque, a hodgepodge of holdings spread around the world. Trump is scheduled to discuss how he will deal with such conflicts at a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 11, 2017 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 9:55 a.m. The top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says allegations that Russia has collected damaging personal and financial information on Donald Trump "shakes our democracy to its very core" and should...
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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson, left, accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 11, 2017 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arguing America must reassert its interests, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried on Wednesday to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said Russia...
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