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Apple CEO Tim Cook, right, and PayPal founder Peter Thiel, center, listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 14, 2016 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:45 p.m. The agency that oversees U.S. intelligence says it will release more information to the public about Russia's attempts to influence the election once a review ordered by President Barack Obama is complete — but...
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in West Allis, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 14, 2016 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington lawmakers acknowledge they spend a "sickening" amount of time raising money — and a bipartisan advocacy group sees President-elect Donald Trump as part of the cure. Issue One has united 165 former members of Congress, governors and administration officials behind a plan...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2016 file photo, the exterior of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. The government says President-elect Donald Trump must divest all financial interests in his splashy new Washington hotel or be in breach of his lease the moment he becomes president next month, House Democrats said Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 14, 2016 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats warned on Wednesday that they'll make Donald Trump's splashy new Washington hotel a big headache if he doesn't dump his ownership stake in it before taking office as the nation's 45th president. If he does so without divesting himself from his global business...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2016 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies in on Capitol Hill in Washington. An executive order issued by Louisiana's governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government was thrown out Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, by state District Judge Todd Hernandez, who said the governor exceeded his authority. Edwards said he intends to appeal. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
December 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An executive order issued by Louisiana's governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government was thrown out Wednesday by a judge who said the governor exceeded his authority. State District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that Democratic Gov. John...
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Michael T. Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for National Security Advisor, waits for an elevator at Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 14, 2016 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The retired Army general chosen by Donald Trump to be national security adviser was investigated for inappropriately sharing classified information with foreign military officers while he was serving as an intelligence commander in Afghanistan. Army documents that were made public...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, Chicago Alderman Willie Cochran, left, address the residents of the 20th Ward in Chicago. Cochran has been indicted on charges that he extorted money from a liquor store owner and pilfered funds from a local government activities fund to pay for gambling and his daughter's college tuition. An indictment filed Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016 in U.S. District Court in Chicago charges Willie Cochran with 15 counts, 11 counts of wire fraud, two of federal program bribery and two counts of extortion. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 14, 2016 - 11:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent Chicago alderman was indicted as he attended a City Council meeting Wednesday on federal charges that he extorted money from a liquor store owner and pilfered funds from a local government activities fund to pay for gambling and his daughter's college tuition. Alderman...
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