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AP Top Political News at 4:38 p.m. EST

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....

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....

The Latest: Trump edges toward Tillerson for State
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):...

Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven years before Thomas Sims defended Sammie Stokes in a South Carolina death-penalty trial, he had prosecuted Stokes for assaulting his ex-wife....

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....

Governor Joe Piscopo? Comedian eyes run in New Jersey
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on "Saturday Night Live," has gotten an update....

Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa....

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....

Recounts bring Stein publicity that eluded her on the trail
Long before presidential recounts crossed her mind, trash dumping and mercury contamination pushed Jill Stein into politics....

Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank....