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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks with members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned about on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.

From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

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In a speech on Capitol Hill honoring outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday, Hillary Clinton warned of the dangers of fake news. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Lives Are At Risk,' Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, 'Pizzagate'

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," she said.

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John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Dies At 95

After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space, went on to have a successful career in politics and then returned to space on shuttle Discovery.

Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., last month. Drew Angerer /Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

The chief executive of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and of increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.

Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Network's documentary series, Belief, at The Times Center in New York. Greg Allen/AP hide caption

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Arts & Life

'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

In the new podcast, "Making Oprah," journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey's rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.

'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

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Retired coal miners could face the loss of health benefits if Congress doesn't implement a fix by Friday. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.

Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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Protesters carry a portrait of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during a rally against Park in central Seoul on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched in Seoul for the sixth straight week on December 3, to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea To Vote On Impeachment Of Scandal-Stricken President

A corruption scandal has destroyed public support for President Park Geun-hye; her approval rating has fallen to 4 percent. Now the legislature prepares for a vote on her impeachment.

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Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.

Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says she's happy with some of the progress made in the city, but it needs more funding to continue replacing water pipes. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

Almost one year has passed since Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency. Water lines are being replaced, but residents are still relying heavily on bottled water and filters.

In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

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