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US House Approves Temporary Government Funding Bill
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to keep federal agencies funded until April 28 and avert government shutdowns at the end of this week when existing appropriations expire.By a vote of 326-96, the House passed the bill that now…

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Hillary Clinton: 'Lives Are at Risk' With Fake News
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Hillary Clinton returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the presidential election and gave a warning about the spread of fake news. The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear that…

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Trump Defends Billionaire Picks for Cabinet: 'They're So Proud to Do It'
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President-elect Donald Trump defended his wealthy choices for Cabinet and top administrative posts, telling Iowa supporters Thursday they were “some of the most successful people in the world.”

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Model Farm in China to Highlight Xi's Ties to Iowa
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As Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad—Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. ambassador to China—prepares to take up the post next year, authorities in Hebei province are planning to construct a model farm patterned after one Chinese President Xi Jinping visited in Iowa in 2012.

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How Trump's Web of LLCs Obscures His Business Interests
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Donald Trump uses a web of privately held LLCs and other entities to house his assets—everything from real estate to a vintage carousel in Manhattan’s Central Park—making it impossible to gauge the full extent of potential conflicts he may face as president.

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Libraries Become Unexpected Sites of Hate Crimes
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The president of the American Library Association said there had been “startling increases” in vandalism, including hateful messages, at libraries in 2016.

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ISIS Remains Threat in Libya Despite Defeat in Surt, U.S. Officials Say
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Officials say surviving fighters could go underground and exploit the economic and political vacuum, threatening not only the country but also its neighbors and possibly Europe.

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