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Trump promises to heal divisions, plans visit to Ohio State
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump promised to "heal our divisions and unify our country" as he prepares to meet with some of the victims of last week's car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University....

With Clinton's loss, Washington groups seek new missions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They're at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but two Washington groups that had been focused squarely on Hillary Clinton now have something in common: preserving their very existence....

Trump: Japanese mogul pledges $50 billion US investment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Winning praise from President-elect Donald Trump for being a "great man of industry," Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son promised to invest $50 billion in new startups in the United States, committing to creating 50,000 new jobs....

Lawmakers wrapping up work, eyeing the exits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are spending plenty of money and are greasing the way for retired Gen. James Mattis to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of defense as they race toward adjourning the battle-scarred Congress....

Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount
DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots....

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election....

Obama defends counterterrorism plan before handover to Trump
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Closing out two terms as a president at war, Barack Obama staunchly defended his counterterrorism strategy as one that rejected torture, held to American values and avoided large-scale troop deployments, in an implicit effort to shape the strategy his successor might employ....

Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off....

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn....

The Latest: Federal judge sets hearing on Michigan recount
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local):...

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