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[21 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Gambian Standoff Nears End as Jammeh Agrees to Step Down | ]

Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said that he would cede power, as troops from neighboring countries remained stationed outside the capital Banjul to, if necessary, enforce the mandate of newly sworn-in President Adama Barrow.

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[21 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Pakistan Market Blast Kills at Least 22 People | ]

About 50 people were also injured when a bomb exploded at a vegetable market in Parachinar, near the Afghanistan border.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Trump Strikes Nationalistic Tone in Speech | ]

Donald Trump delivered what historians and speechwriters said was one of the most ominous inaugural addresses ever, reinforcing campaign themes of American decline while positioning himself as the protector of the country’s ‘forgotten men and women.’

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on California Aims for 40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases by 2030 | ]

The aggressive climate-change goal appears to put the state on a direct collision course with the newly sworn-in administration of President Donald Trump.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Trump Administration Suspends Insurance Cut for Risky Mortgages | ]

Less than an hour after Donald Trump became U.S. president, the new administration said it was suspending a recent move to lower charges for borrowers on a risky mortgage backed by the government.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Trump Says Fighting Crime a Priority | ]

The WhiteHouse.gov website singled out “standing up for [the] law enforcement community” as one of the six most important issues to the new presidency.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Senate Confirms Mattis as Defense Secretary | ]

The Senate confirmed retired Gen. James Mattis as the secretary of defense, approving a central member of Donald Trump’s national security team just hours after the new president was sworn into office.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Trump’s Inaugural Speech Stirs Hope, Unease | ]

Across the country, responses to President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, which at times struck notes of unity, exposed the same divisions that roiled the campaign.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Huge Protest Is Planned for Trump’s First Saturday | ]

Officials say they have made preparations to deal with a crowd as large as 400,000 for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.

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[20 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Boston Police Call Explosion Near Police Cruiser a ‘Deliberate’ Act | ]

The device, which appeared to be some sort of a propane tank, exploded near the cruiser Friday morning and was placed there intentionally, Boston police said.