Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency
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Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took on an intellectual member of the Washington establishment looking to extend a political dynasty in the White House. Andrew Jackson’s triumph in 1828 over President John Quincy Adams bears striking similarities … Continue reading

White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’
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White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’

NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that “our intention is never to lie to you,” although sometimes the Trump administration may “disagree with the facts.” Spicer’s first full press briefing was closely watched Monday following a weekend statement about President Donald Trump’s inauguration audience that included … Continue reading

Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration
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Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump prepared to take office. Spirited demonstrations unfolded at various security checkpoints near the … Continue reading

The Latest: DC adding trains for post-inauguration march
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The Latest: DC adding trains for post-inauguration march

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for revamping health care, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch a Medicare overhaul. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at the start … Continue reading

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Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson

The University of  Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn’t be used as a “moral compass” because he was a slave owner. School president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson in statements made to the campus community before and after Donald Trump’s election, urging … Continue reading

12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged
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12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

Hundreds of people marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump, and three Confederate statues were vandalized, authorities said Thursday. A dozen people were arrested. Crowds gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” and carrying banners reading, “Not my president.” … Continue reading

’60 Minutes’ lands interview with president-elect for Sunday
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’60 Minutes’ lands interview with president-elect for Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” has landed the first extensive interview with President-elect Donald Trump. CBS announced on Thursday that Lesley Stahl will interview Trump on Friday at his home in New York City. “60 Minutes” will broadcast the interview, which will focus on Trump’s election, on Sunday night. Stahl will also speak to … Continue reading

Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’
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Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’

Virginians went to the polls Tuesday with 13 electoral votes at stake in the presidential election and to decide several House seats. Here are the voices of some of those voters. ___ This election is a crossroads for mountain communities, said Doug Ratliff, a 67-year-old businessman in Richlands, an Appalachian town in rural southwestern Virginia, … Continue reading

Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory
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Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump’s election stunned many, including celebrities who overwhelmingly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s how some of them reacted on Twitter to his victory: — “Canada has just started building a wall.” — comedian Ricky Gervais. — “Great faith in God works. Mr @realDonaldTrump I’m proud to call you President … Continue reading

Donald Trump’s victory sets off protests on both coasts
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Donald Trump’s victory sets off protests on both coasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump’s presidential victory set off protests early Wednesday on both coasts. From Pennsylvania to California, Oregon and Washington hundreds of people hit the streets to voice their opposition to Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. Police said at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shouting anti-Trump … Continue reading

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Police investigate vandalizing of Trump’s Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalizing of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Det. Meghan Aguilar says investigators were called to the scene before dawn Wednesday following reports that the presidential candidate’s star was destroyed by blows from a hammer. A man who identified himself as Jamie … Continue reading