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Senate confirms SC Rep. Mulvaney as budget chief

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to run the White House budget office, giving Republicans’ tea party wing a voice in Trump’s Cabinet. Rep. Mick Mulvaney squeaked through the Senate on a 51-49 vote. Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, who’s emerging as perhaps the most vocal Republican critic of the Trump administration, opposed Mulvaney for ...

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests being held across US, including SC

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WSAV) — Immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. “A Day Without Immigrants” actions are planned in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Houston, Chicago and New York. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word ...

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House GOP batting around options for revamping health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Republican drive to craft a new health care plan sputtering, House GOP leaders are offering options to rank-and-file lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law with a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today’s Medicaid program. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other House leaders planned to discuss ...

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Investigations into Russia to continue after Flynn’s exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies and Congress will continue to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, even after President Donald Trump fired his national security adviser for providing inaccurate accounts of his contacts with the Russian ambassador last year. Democrats said an independent investigation was the best way to answer questions about the Trump administration’s ties to ...

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Target recalls patio benches after reports of collapse

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Target is recalling patio benches that can suddenly collapse. The retailer has received six reports of the benches collapsing, including one report of a knee injury, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This recall is for Threshold Aluminum Top/Steel X Base patio benches that were sold individually and as part of six-piece Threshold Mayhew dining sets ...

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Russian lawmakers mount fierce defense of Flynn

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Tuesday mounted a fierce defense of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, who resigned following reports that he misled White House officials about his contacts with Russia. Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, conceding that he gave “incomplete information” about his calls with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. A U.S. official told The ...

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Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than a month in office. In a resignation letter, Flynn said he gave Vice President Mike Pence and others “incomplete information” about his ...

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Verizon bringing back unlimited data plan

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (WCMH) – Verizon customers once again have the option to buy an unlimited data plan. The company is bringing back its data plan that was scrapped about six years ago. The move is in response to several of Verizon’s competitors who have also reintroduced unlimited data plans. For $80 a month, Verizon customers will also get up ...

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Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s fate as one of President Donald Trump’s senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump’s inauguration. A top White House official sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend him. The president, who spent the weekend at his private club in Florida, has ...

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Adele wins top Grammys, but pays tribute to Beyonce

In an extraordinary moment between the music industry’s top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them. The Grammys featured memorable performances by the likes of Bruno Mars and A Tribe Called Quest, big victories by Chance the Rapper and David Bowie, and some unusual ...

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Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof wants new federal trial

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof wants a new federal trial. Roof’s attorneys made that request Friday. The 22-year-old Roof was sentenced to die earlier this year for killing nine black members of Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church in June 2015. Part of Roof’s argument challenges the government’s assertion that his crimes violated a federal commerce clause. ...

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Former GA Bulldog, two others die in house fire

MONROE, Ga. (AP) – Fire officials say former NFL linebacker end Quentin Moses and two other people have died in a house fire in Georgia. Monroe Fire Department Chief Keith Glass tells local news media that the 33-year-old Moses, 31-year-old Andria Godard and her 10-year-old daughter Jasmine Godard died after the fire started around 6 a.m. Sunday. Moses was found ...

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President Trump Supporters Welcome New Day in Washington

Washington, D.C. — WSAV Dozens of President Trump’s supporters watched the Inauguration ceremony with pride. Members of the Savannah Area Republican Women’s Group cheered during a watch party at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt as Mr. Trump took the Oath of Office.  Many of them said they believe the new President will push for stronger women’s rights and successfully face ...

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“Sister Marches” in SC to Coincide with Women’s March in Washington

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA)—As many as 200,000 people are expected for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, and there will be more than 600 “sister marches” in cities across the world, including Greenville, Clemson, Asheville, Columbia, and Charleston. Marjorie Hammock, with the SC Progressive Network, says the march and rally at the SC Statehouse is more than just a chance for ...

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Protests Turn Violent in Washington

Some protests turned violent today in Washington, DC. The windows of several businesses were broken. Police in riot gear deployed spray to contain crowds.DC police say about 100 arrests were made in connection with the protests.  

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Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump prepared to take office. Spirited demonstrations unfolded at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police in riot ...

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Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan. 23

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Friday it will announce on Jan. 23 the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire. The announcement will be livestreamed in Chinese, English and Korean on its websites. Koh Dong-jin, Samsung’s mobile president, will give details of the probe. The Galaxy Note 7 was a fiasco for the ...

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Inauguration 2017 Coverage

Watch NBC News’ wall-to-wall coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, anchored live from NBC News studios in Washington, D.C. and NBC News world headquarters in New York, with anchors and correspondents reporting from Capitol Hill and the parade route.  

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Timing of Mexico drug lord’s extradition seen as political

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend. It’s also seen by many in Mexico as a delicately timed maneuver aimed at limiting political fallout for President Enrique ...

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Inauguration Day: Trump to become America’s 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. Ebullient Trump supporters flocked to the nation’s capital for ...

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Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” to appear in US courtroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico. Extradited Thursday to face U.S. drug trafficking and other charges, Mexico’s most wanted man was expected ...

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Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside ‘DeploraBall’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd. People hold signs of “No!” as they listen to speakers at an anti-Trump rally and protest hosted by filmmaker Michael Moore in front ...

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Who’s attending (and avoiding) Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) — Donald J. Trump will become America’s 45th president on Friday as the clock strikes noon. The president-elect will be joined by family, friends, and current and former presidents as he places his hand on a Bible and swears to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States.” Certain members of the Supreme Court and ...

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Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics ...

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One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still in charge ...

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AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced. Perdue, 70, would be the first Southerner to lead the Agriculture Department in more than two decades. He comes from the small city ...

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For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you’re riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide? ...

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For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you’re riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide? ...

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