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The Latest: New senator says his election represents change
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local):...

Trump's pick for State is an accomplished executive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson, but one whose longstanding support for free trade, international law and an expansive U.S. presence in the Middle East largely doesn't fit with what Trump has pitched to supporters....

The Latest: Trump's favorite for State an accomplished exec
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):...

Trump expected to tap Exxon's Tillerson to lead State Dept.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties to Russia into the Cabinet....

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation....

Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House....

Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The 2016 campaign season has finally ended, with Louisiana's runoff election cementing Republican control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP also is holding onto the two U.S. House seats that were undecided going into the state's runoff election....

As 114th Congress limped to a close, uncertainty is ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 114th Congress has limped to a close, two years of partisan acrimony punctuated by the occasional burst of bipartisan deal-making in the waning days of Barack Obama's presidency....

What the 114th Congress did and didn't do
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3....

Congress sends bill to Obama on civil rights-era killings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has sent legislation to President Barack Obama's desk that would continue reviews of racially motivated killings in the civil rights era that are now cold cases....

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