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CIA director blasts Trump over Russians

President-elect’s impulsivity dangerous, Brennan warns

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- The outgoing CIA director said Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. Continue reading...

Trump's inaugural draws big donors

Ethics experts worry access peddled

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump strides onto the inaugural ballroom floor this week after his swearing-in as president, he will have corporate America and many of its titans to thank for the festive greeting. Continue reading...

AG Lynch says 'We still face head winds'

She speaks at site of ’63 KKK bombing

Subscriber onlyBIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her final speech as head of the Justice Department, praised the work of the Obama administration to advance the dream of justice and said worries of difficult days ahead should be a call for action, not despair. Continue reading...

Cubans at U.S. border weigh detention risk

They face uphill battle for asylum after Obama revokes ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ policy

Subscriber onlyLAREDO, Texas -- Alberto Rafael Ramirez, a former bus driver, put a cigarette in his mouth and passed two others to friends as they paced, pondering whether they should surrender to U.S. immigration agents and risk months of detention for the chance of winning asylum in the United States. Continue reading...

Warren hones role as Trump foil

Massachusetts senator slams nominees, defends health law

Subscriber onlyBOSTON -- Donald Trump's election has propelled Sen. Elizabeth Warren into an even sharper partisan spotlight as she embraces her role as a top Democratic foil to the Republican president-elect. Continue reading...

Thousands rally to keep health care law

Subscriber onlyWARREN, Mich. -- Thousands of people showed up in freezing weather on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition. Continue reading...

Bald eagles' resurgence puts other species at risk

Subscriber onlyPORTLAND, Maine -- Bald eagles, after years of conservation efforts, have come back so strong that in some areas of the United States, they are interfering with efforts to preserve more jeopardized species, such as loons and cormorants, wildlife biologists say. Continue reading...

Study: Asians scarce in top law jobs

Few from racial group on state supreme courts, federal bench

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO -- When Goodwin Liu joined the seven-member California Supreme Court in 2011, he became its fourth sitting member of Asian descent. Continue reading...

The Nation in Brief

Subscriber onlySleet poses hazards in Plains states Continue reading...

Arkansan staff chief for Rubio in Florida

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio begins his second term in office, the former Republican presidential candidate from Florida is relying on an Arkansan to serve as his chief of staff. Continue reading...

Trump tweets scoff at icon of civil rights

Citing Russia hacks, Lewis calls election illegitimate

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump on Saturday criticized civil-rights leader John Lewis, who suffered a cracked skull while fighting for voting rights in the 1960s, as "all talk," a day after the Georgia congressman said he doesn't consider Trump "a legitimate president." Continue reading...

Taiwan's off table, China tells Trump

Subscriber onlyChina's Foreign Ministry said its one-China policy isn't negotiable and urged Donald Trump to recognize the "high sensitivity" with which it views Taiwan, a day after the president-elect hinted for the second time in a month at a reset of U.S.-China relations. Continue reading...

Kennedy leaving her mark in Japan

As first U.S. female ambassador there, special target was barriers for women

Subscriber onlyTOKYO -- The handwritten note was short, just three sentences long. Continue reading...

Ringling Bros. circus riding into sunset

Subscriber onlyELLENTON, Fla. -- After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said the show will close forever in May. Continue reading...

U.S. curtails its proposal for pipeline-safety rules

Subscriber onlyBILLINGS, Mont. -- President Barack Obama's administration on Friday scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines crisscrossing the United States, after oil industry complaints that proposed changes would cost companies billions of dollars. Continue reading...

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