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Veterans of Foreign Wars slams commutation for Manning
The Hill
A leading veterans group on Wednesday slammed the Obama administration's decision a day earlier to commute the sentences of military prisoners including former Army private Chelsea Manning, and to pardon a retired general officer. “President Obama ...
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Commuting Chelsea Manning's Sentence Makes Sense. Pardoning Edward Snowden Doesn't.Slate Magazine
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New York Times

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year
New York Times
Ice in the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea region. “What's going on in the Arctic is really very impressive; this year was ridiculously off the chart,” said Gavin A. Schmidt, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Credit Esther Horvath. Marking ...
Scientists react to Earth's warmest year: 'We are heading into a new unknown'Washington Post
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Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing
Washington Post
At her contentious confirmation hearing as Donald Trump's nominee to be education secretary on Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was asked a question by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) about an important education debate involving how student progress should be ...
Betsy DeVos's Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan DebateNew York Times
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Betsy DeVos Tried to Sound Like a Moderate on Education—and Showed That She's Either Underprepared or a ZealotSlate Magazine
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New York Times

Price: 'Nobody's Interested in Pulling the Rug Out' on Health Coverage
New York Times
Right Now Four hearings for President-elect Donald J. Trump's cabinet nominees are underway in Washington, including two of the most contentious choices. □ Representative Tom Price of Georgia, the nominee for health and human services secretary, said ...
HHS nominee Price sees 'access' to coverage as health reform goalWashington Post
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Washington Post

Here's what you need to know about attending the inauguration
Washington Post
The inauguration is fast approaching, and D.C. is transforming to accommodate the estimated 1 million attendees and protesters expected to descend on the city this week. The new president will be sworn in at noon on Friday and there are countless ...
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Washington Post

Pressure mounts on GOP for post-Obamacare plan following CBO report
Washington Post
A new analysis that at least 18 million people could lose health insurance in the first year if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without replacing it intensified the battle this week over the landmark health-care law as President-elect Donald ...
Trump scrambles GOP's healthcare plansThe Hill
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Washington Post

EPA's main antagonist appears on Capitol Hill for confirmation hearing
Washington Post
Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general who has spent years battling the Environmental Protection Agency, on Wednesday ran into a litany of questions about his fitness to run the agency given his litigious history, his views on climate change and ...
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In last major speech, Vice President Biden warns against Russia
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Vice President Joe Biden – known to his fans as "Uncle Joe" – delivered his last major speech before leaving office on Wednesday, urging the incoming Trump administration to stand up to Russia. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, ...
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Earnest: Journalists' work has 'never been more important'
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White House Press Secretary: The work of journalists has never been more important. — New Day (@NewDay) January 18, 2017. White House press secretary Josh Earnest is talking up the importance of the press covering the ...
One President Out, Another In: You Don't Just Hire 2 Guys With a TruckNew York Times
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George HW Bush Hospitalized for 'Shortness of Breath'
Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing "shortness of breath," his office confirmed early Wednesday. Earlier, local media quoted his chief of staff as saying the 41st president was expected to go home ...
Former president George HW Bush hospitalized in HoustonWashington Post
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