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Refugee 613 Seeks Funding to Continue Operations in 2017

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Refugee 613 director Louisa Taylor said the group wants to secure funding to continue its efforts in the new year. The grassroots coalition works to connect various efforts and has become an important hub for information for both private sponsors and other Ottawa residents wanting get involved. On Friday the group met to vote on whether or not to keep ...

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Donald Trump Taps Former Campaign Rival Ben Carson as Housing Secretary

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NEW YORK — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump’s Cabinet picks have with agencies they’re now being chosen to lead. Carson, who opposed Trump in the Republican primaries, has no background in government or running ...

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Donald Trump Calls for ‘National Healing’ in Thanksgiving Message

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — The scramble to shape his administration underway, President-elect Donald Trump’s team has simultaneously begun turning its attention to raising tens of millions of dollars for festivities related to his Washington inauguration. Trump, who vowed during the campaign to “drain the swamp” of special interests corrupting Washington, has set $1 million donation limits for corporations and no ...

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For Trump and GOP, ‘Obamacare’ Repeal is Complex and Risky

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WASHINGTON — Here’s the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign it the day he takes the presidential oath. Then approve legislation restructuring the nation’s huge and convoluted health care system — despite Republican divisions, Democratic opposition and millions of jittery constituents. What could go wrong? With ...

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Trump’s Vow to Breathe New Life Into Coal Country Spawns Cautious Hope

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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he’ll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail. Nobody thinks he can revive it entirely — not economists, not ex-miners, not even those recently called back ...

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Pence Attorneys Argue Against Releasing Document Related to Immigration Dispute

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS — Lawyers for Indiana Governor and Republican Vice-President-elect Mike Pence argued in court Monday that the state’s judicial branch has no authority to require him to comply with Indiana’s public records law. The civil case before Indiana’s Court of Appeals was brought by Indianapolis attorney William Groth, who sued in 2015 after the Pence administration denied a request for ...

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World Leaders Praise Trump, Vow to ‘Work with America’ Again

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It didn’t take long for leaders around the world to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump following his stunning victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. And what’s more, many leaders of countries whose relationships with the U.S. under the Obama administration – and under the “leadership” of Clinton as his secretary of state – have deteriorated, have now shown a ...

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Gregg Allman Cancels Shows Due to Vocal Cord Injury

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NASHVILLE — Rocker Gregg Allman has cancelled or rescheduled his shows for the rest of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 after a vocal cord injury. The 68-year-old musician said in a statement posted on his website Tuesday he’s taking several months off from touring so he can “focus on his health.” The statement said he’s been on the road ...

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Pharma-hacker Reveals How to Make Your Own ‘EpiPen’ for Just $30

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The pharmaceutical industry in America is a rigged system that continues to jack up prices, block out competition, and restrict price negotiations for cheaper forms of the same medicine. Americans are left navigating a medical system fraught with greed and control. Simple, effective alternatives to health and well being are never regarded as medicine because the corrupt monopoly drug system ...

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Francisco Liriano Throws Six Shutout Innings in Jays Win Over Yankees

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TORONTO — On a night when the Blue Jays needed a win in order to keep their ground, Francisco Liriano delivered on the mound and the Toronto bats backed him up. The veteran left-hander threw six shutout innings and Troy Tulowitzki drove in four runs as Toronto blanked the New York Yankees 9-0 Friday. “I felt Liriano was really, really good,” said ...

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