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Protesters block an entry point before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017. (Photo: Bryan Woolston/ Reuters) News
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 9:45am
Live Coverage: World Erupts in Revulsion as Trump Becomes 45th US President
Follow live coverage of official events—as well as protest and dissent—as Inauguration Day unfolds
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Watch: CIA Director Nominee Mike Pompeo Testifies for Senate Confirmation
Congressman Mike Pompeo—a Republican from Kansas who built a reputation as a vocal oppponent of civil liberties and privacy while serving in the House of Representatives as a prominent Tea Party member—is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday as he tries to...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Watch: Defense Secretary Nominee James "Mad Dog" Mattis Faces Senate Confirmation
Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James "Mad Dog" Mattis—who once said of his wartime service that it's " fun to shoot" people —is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday as he tries to receive confirmation to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. Watch live:
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Watch Live: Day 2 of Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearings for Attorney General
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday continued to receive testimony on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General. Following testimony on his own behalf Tuesday, which was repeatedly interrupted by protests , the second day of the hearing will include...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
'Believe,' Obama Tells Nation in Farewell. 'Not in My Ability to Bring About Change – But in Yours.'
Appearing live on television and via a livestream online, President Barack Obama offered his official farewell address from Chicago on Tuesday night. Near his conclusion, Obama told the nation, "I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours. Watch: What follows...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Watch: Protests Erupt at Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) faced a full day of testimony the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday as he seeks confirmation to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Nominated by President-elect Donald Trump, the choice sparked uproar among civil liberties and social justice advocates...
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 4:30pm
December 19 Coalition Gathers at State Capitols Across America for Protests
From December 17-19th, over 10,000 Americans are gathering at state capitals across the country for candlelight vigils and rallies at their state capitals, asking Electors to vote their conscience and reject Donald Trump when the Electoral College officially elects the President on December 19...
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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 8:45am
'Absolutely Insane': John Bolton Suggests DNC Hack Was Obama 'False Flag'
John Bolton, the hawkish former Bush administration official now reportedly under serious consideration for deputy secretary of state, suggested during a Fox News interview on Sunday that the reports of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election might be a "false flag" by the Obama...
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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:15pm
Tsunami Panic After 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Fukushima Coast
Breaking story... this post may be updated... Updated: According to NHK, cooling equipment for the spent nuclear fuel pool in the reactor No. 3 of Tepco's Fukushima No. 2 power plant has stopped. — The Japan Times (@japantimes) November 21, 2016 Subsequently, Reuters reported : Tweets about...
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 2:30am
WTF USA? Shock and Horror as Donald Trump Wins Presidency
President-elect Donald J. Trump. Huge swaths of the American population, and countless people watching around the world, reacted with shock and outrage early Wednesday morning when it was reported that Hillary Clinton had called her Republican rival to concede the election and Donald Trump...
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