Donald Trump is turning the world upside down.

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The Secret Service has agreed pay $24 million to settle a racial discrimination case brought on by eight African-American Secret Service agents who alleged that the federal agency denied them job opportunities because of their race, according to court documents.

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Wilbur Ross has agreed to sell some -- but not all -- of his sprawling web of assets should the billionaire be confirmed as Donald Trump's Commerce secretary.

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Suspected cop killer Markeith Loyd has been captured and is in custody, according to a tweet from the Orlando Police Department's verified Twitter account. Media has been told to stand by for a press conference. Loyd is suspected of killing police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton last week when she tried to approach him at an Orlando-area Walmart.

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Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston TV station KHOU. Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker, says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after falling ill. Becker tells the Houston Chronicle and KHOU that Bush is "doing fine."

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On Friday, "Hail to the Chief" will be played one last time for President Barack Obama and then again for Donald Trump, immediately after he is sworn in as president. As Trump takes office, the song's forgotten 19th-century origins celebrating intransigence, white nationalism and populism are more relevant than ever before.

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A Little Elm, Texas, police detective died from injuries sustained in a fire fight with an armed man barricaded inside a residence, the town's police chief said at a news conference Tuesday night. The suspected gunman was later found dead after the hours-long standoff.

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The metro system and some schools in Italy's capital, Rome, were being evacuated Wednesday following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck the heart of the country.

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On Monday, two European newspapers published an interview with President-elect Donald Trump during which he asserted (again) that his son-in-law -- soon to be a special adviser in the White House -- is "a natural" to fix the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

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Tom Price is about to take the hot seat, both over his plan to revise the nation's health care system and his past financial investments.

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A man injured himself while starting a fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Tuesday night.

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Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama has advanced strong executive actions and federal rules that have provided millions of people with better wages, better benefits and stronger protections in the workplace. On Friday, a new president will move into the Oval Office. He will face a stark choice -- expand on those efforts or destroy them.

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President-elect Donald Trump's foray into health policy was perhaps best described by a senior Republican congressional aide with a long history of working through the complexities of the issue as "not helpful."

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In a new interview with Fox News, President-elect Donald Trump addresses his feud with Rep. John Lewis, and his plans for building a wall along the Mexican border.

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning and pardoned James Cartwright.

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A massive white Islamic flag signals our entry into rebel-held northern Syria on a cold, cloudy winter day.

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China's richest man has a problem: No one is willing to sell him a Hollywood studio.

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Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday night that she would consider actions the President-elect described on a 2005 hot mic tape released during the 2016 campaign to be sexual assault.

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Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department, stood firm about her long held beliefs that parents -- not the government -- should be able to choose where to send children to school, pledging Tuesday to push voucher programs should she be confirmed to lead the nation's education system.

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An artist used donated human blood to update an iconic American painting, in protest of President-elect Donald Trump and to celebrate diversity.

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China's problem with fake goods even includes the condiments and seasonings that people sprinkle on their food

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Joe Biden used his final speech as vice president to issue a stark warning about the threat Russia poses to Europe and the United States.

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A police officer was killed in southern Israel on Wednesday in a ramming attack ahead of protests against the demolition of homes belonging to minority Bedouin Arabs, police said. The suspected Bedouin attacker was shot dead.

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It's been two years in the making, but Europe's first underwater museum is finally complete.

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President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone.

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WikiLeaks celebrated Tuesday's news that President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, hailing it as a "VICTORY" on Twitter.

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It must have stuck in President Barack Obama's craw to deliver a win for WikiLeaks.

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The plot of my only recurring nightmare goes like this: I'm back in college and have not attended one of my classes all semester (usually math or science), and now a final exam is imminent.

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In a speech in Davos Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping treated his audience of world business leaders to a full-throated defense of globalization and free trade.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a damning dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump was "false" and dismissed allegations that his country's security services had been monitoring him as "rubbish."

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During the campaign, Donald Trump's inner circle was so small, it fit on his election night stage.

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It is nearly three years since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders grilled Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, on her family's donations to the GOP.

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The Central Intelligence Agency has published nearly 13 million pages of declassified documents online -- documents that previously were physically accessible only from four computer terminals at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder mentioned the Flint water crisis 34 minutes into his "State of the State" address Tuesday. For Rep. Dan Kildee, whose congressional district includes the city, that 34-minute wait was too long.

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Relatives of Kamiyah Mobley, who was snatched from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital room just hours after she was born 18 years ago, are still celebrating the news that she was found alive a few hours away, living with a woman she thought was her real mother.

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Do presidents really age two years for every one year in office? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on white hair in the White House.

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Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state's attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California.

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U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in leaking government documents to WikiLeaks.

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More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis on Saturday. No senators have said they are boycotting.

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President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of interior nominee faced tough questions Tuesday about his and Trump's views on sexual assault during his Senate confirmation hearing.

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The woman accused of snatching an infant girl from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital 18 years ago and raising the child as her own was extradited to the state Tuesday and charged with kidnapping, authorities said.

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People can dive 45-feet deep to experience The Museo Atlántico of Lanzarote which features more than 300 figurative works.

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Senate Republicans are pressing their Democratic counterparts for help confirming at least seven Cabinet nominees in the hours after Donald Trump is sworn in as President Friday.

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President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Interior Department pledged Tuesday to review Obama administration actions limiting oil and gas drilling in Alaska and said he does not believe climate change is a hoax.

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The exclusion of some women's groups from Saturday's march to protest Trump crystallizes the problem with abortion-rights feminism, writes Erika Bachiochi.

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President Barack Obama reduced or eliminated the sentences for hundreds more non-violent drug offenders on Tuesday, likely his final acts of clemency while in office.

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that Donald Trump's pick to quarterback the replacement of Obamacare, Tom Price, might have broken the law with a questionable stock purchase.

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Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this month, told FBI agents that he had carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago's bond hearing Tuesday.

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Mold is everywhere; it grows wherever there is moisture. Hidden inside a toddler's favorite toy, though, it can deliver quite a shock to an unsuspecting parent.

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Former Obama Cabinet secretary Janet Napolitano has been hospitalized after complications developed during her most recent cancer treatment.

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Video captured the moment a gymnasium roof began collapsing above dozens of players and spectators.

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Circus historian Janet M. Davis says successful circuses have always been defined by an ability to adapt. 90 percent of people in the US live within an hour's drive of a circus,

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More than a million supporters of Edward Snowden have petitioned President Barack Obama to pardon him, but the former National Security Agency contractor hasn't submitted the required documents for clemency, according to the White House.

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Donald Trump said Rep. John Lewis is "wrong" to suggest that the President-elect's inauguration is the first he will boycott such an event, citing the Georgia congressman also protested the first inauguration of George W. Bush.

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President Barack Obama bid a public farewell to his press secretary Tuesday, dropping into Josh Earnest's final daily briefing to lavish praise upon his spokesman.

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In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of "a very small complication," she said -- nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery.

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Finding the right blood pressure may not be so straightforward, with new guidelines tackling a controversial question for many older adults on blood pressure medications: How low should you go?

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President Barack Obama plans to travel to the Palm Springs area after the inauguration Friday, two sources familiar with his plans confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

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President Obama makes a surprise appearance as Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivers his final White House briefing.

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Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.

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Award-winning journalist Bob Woodward criticizes the Russia dossier that was presented to President-elect Donald Trump.

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The party is in rapture. It's on the verge of controlling the White House, the House and the Senate. After eight years of misery, it will inaugurate a new president who has realigned the electorate. Dominance seems assured. Despite the chilly January temperatures, there's not a cloud in the political skies on that brisk Inauguration Day.

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Van Jones joins Conan to talk about prison reform and the effect of incarceration on the 2016 election.

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Tonsillectomies are effective in improving breathing during sleep and might reduce throat infections, two new papers suggest. But experts say more research is needed to weigh such benefits and surgical risks.

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Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.

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Florida residents caught a giant gator on camera. Experts say it could be 12-14 feet long and up to 800 pounds.

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Allegations that Russia's government sought to influence the US presidential election have captured the attention of a vast majority of the American public, but there is little agreement on whether the allegations are true, or how the new president will handle the country going forward, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

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Primatologist Jane Goodall entered the Tanzanian forest in 1960 with a notebook and a pair of binoculars. Six decades later, she's recruiting locals and Google to protect her beloved chimps.

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