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Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source
BBC News
US President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release.
Obama should pardon Snowden as well as ManningThe Hill (blog)
Brexit, Chelsea Manning, Davos: Your Wednesday BriefingNew York Times
Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaksReuters
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Washington Post

Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job
Washington Post
Democrats attacked Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's education nominee, calling her unfit for the job during a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday evening, while Republicans defended her as a bold reformer who would disrupt the status ...
Betsy DeVos's Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan DebateNew York Times
DeVos dodges toughest questions about public school plansPolitico
Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick, hints at sweeping changes aheadYahoo News
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Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump's transition has hurt his popularity, not helped
Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump's transition to the presidency has seen his popularity decline, not expand, and he will enter the White House on Friday far weaker in that regard than any president in decades. Trump is unique among the last seven presidents-elect: He is ...
Washington Witnesses Historic Week of ChangeVoice of America
Poll: Trump will take office as most unpopular president in at least 4 decadesWashington Post
CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transitionCNN
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Washington Post

Former president George HW Bush hospitalized in Houston
Washington Post
Former president George H.W. Bush, 92, has been hospitalized in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported early Wednesday morning. The paper, quoting Jean Becker, the chief of staff to the 41st president, said he was “fine” and “doing really well” after ...
George HW Bush Hospitalized for 'Shortness of Breath'NBCNews.com
Former US President George HW Bush hospitalizedReuters
George HW Bush Hospitalized for Shortness of BreathABC News
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Reuters

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
Reuters
People inspect the site of a car bomb attack at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad, Iraq January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili. By John Davison | BAGHDAD. BAGHDAD Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, ...
Mosul battle: Iraqi army retakes city's east from Islamic StateBBC News
Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul: militaryYahoo News
Mosul Bridges Are Key to Liberating ISIS StrongholdNBCNews.com
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Washington Post

Why Joe Biden was a most unusual — and effective — vice president
Washington Post
In two unprecedented acts in 48 hours, President Barack Obama confirmed yet again the essential role Vice President Joe Biden has played in his administration. Obama's shout-out to Biden during his Farewell Address was unique enough, but the ...
Unleash the BidenPolitico
Biden at Davos: Russia is greatest threat to liberal world orderUSA TODAY
Biden calls Russia biggest threat to international orderReuters
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Yahoo News

Reeling Italy hit by quake triple-punch
Yahoo News
Rome (AFP) - Three earthquakes hit central Italy Wednesday in a stinging triple-punch that brought fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall. Monitors said the first quake, which ...
3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hourWHIO
Earthquakes rattle already-devastated Italian regionCBS News
Schools, metro system evacuated in Rome after powerful earthquakeswtkr.com
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Politico

Pruitt on the issues
Politico
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has a long history of fighting federal pollution rules. If confirmed, he's expected to sharply alter the agency ...
Scott Pruitt has repeatedly fought the EPA, the agency he is now seeking to runLos Angeles Times
EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run AgencyNPR
Trump's EPA Pick Backed $500 Million Coal Upgrade Over Wind, GasBloomberg
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NPR

5 Things To Listen For At The Hearing With Trump's HHS Nominee
NPR
On Wednesday, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., goes before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in his first grilling since he was nominated to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. This isn't an official confirmation hearing.
Patients' Rights Ought to Be a Bipartisan Issue for DoctorsSlate Magazine
Senate panel to hear from Trump's Health secretary pick amid rising ethics questionsLos Angeles Times
Price Hearings Could Be Contentious With Obamacare in the BalanceNBCNews.com
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The Hill

Trump scrambles GOP's healthcare plans
The Hill
Trump over the weekend said the ObamaCare replacement plan should cover everyone, a pledge that congressional Republicans have repeatedly declined to make. The remark came just a few days after Trump said at a press conference that his ...
Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study FindsNew York Times
Repealing Obamacare without replacement would strip 18 million of insurance: CBOCNN
Donald Trump, Rand Paul and the myth of a cheap Obamacare replacementLos Angeles Times
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