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Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico....

Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration and the environment, even as he seemed to soften his yearlong stance on immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children....

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts....

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy....

Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center....

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration....

Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots....

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing
DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state....

AP source: Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday....

House measure extends reviews of unsolved racial murders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has voted to renew a law that would extend federal and state reviews of cold cases of racially motivated killings during the civil rights era....

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence wave as they visit to Carrier factory, in Indianapolis, Ind. Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico. Trump tweeted Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 2016: "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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