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Louisiana's newly-elected U.S. senator, Republican John Kennedy, says his campaign was about change in Washington
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local):...

President-elect Donald Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson to head State
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....

Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson, a supporter of free trade, international law and an expansive U.S. presence in the Middle East
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):...

President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to selecting Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State Saturday, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week
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....

Donald Trump's presidential transition team has challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican
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....

President-elect Donald Trump is being cheered as he partakes in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday
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....

Louisiana voters Saturday chose to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January....

The 114th Congress limped to a close after two years of partisan acrimony punctuated by the occasional bipartisan achievement
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 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
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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Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces that 200 more troops will deploy to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa

Donald Trump's presidential transition team has challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican

What the 114th Congress did and didn't do

A county in Northern California has agreed to pay $3.6 million to the family of a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death last year

Some workers at a northeastern Indiana factory slated for closure feel forgotten with the scant attention they've received compared with the sister Carrier Corp. plant in Indianapolis

Italy's president says he'll decide in the "next hours" so a new premier can be named quickly

North Carolina's next governor is finally celebrating his election victory with supporters after it took four extra weeks to finalize what the outcome would be

Howard Dean is taking himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Democratic members of the electoral college who are trying to stop Donald Trump are raising money off their efforts