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Chief of staff Priebus? Some Trump loyalists still dubious
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President-elect Donald Trump tapped Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, Republican leaders cheered the prospect of a close ally having a top White House job....

Trump heads west to meet with Ohio State victims, families
NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor - supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University....

The Latest: Trump names fast food exec as Labor pick
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

House passes stopgap measure as senators raise objections
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects, but a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners threatened to lead to a government shutdown this weekend....

Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs being saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis....

Trump expected to pick Puzder for Labor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary....

The Latest: Hillary Clinton calls fake news a 'danger'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the final days of the congressional session (all times EST):...

You're Hired? Inside the interviews as Trump picks Cabinet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, arrived to a recent meeting with Donald Trump, the president-elect greeted him with a blunt question....

Trump's new tone on immigrant kids divides GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's new promise to "work something out" for young immigrants is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring how difficult it will be for Congress to take any action on immigration, whether it's building a wall or dealing with immigrant youths....

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

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