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Scott-Pruitt-120716.jpg Reports on President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks continue to roll out Wednesday, with multiple news outlets saying Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been chosen to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt, who is said to have close ties to the energy industry, has filed several...

capitol-reflecting-120716.jpg Senators overwhelmingly voted in favor of a $6.3 billion medical innovation bill on Wednesday, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature. The Senate voted 94 to 5 in favor of the bill known as the 21st Century Cures Act.

Josh-Mandel-120716.jpg Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Wednesday he will once again run for the Senate seat currently held by Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. In a video announcing his campaign, Mandel used language similar to that of President-elect Donald Trump, calling Washington a "rigged system" and vowing to "drain the swamp."

Gen-JohnFKelly-120716.jpg As President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill out his Cabinet, multiple sources have reported retired Marine Corps General John Kelly will be nominated as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly would be the third retired general to be picked for a top position in Trump's incoming administration.

DonaldTrump-Wiki-120716.jpg While President-elect Donald Trump was highly critical of President Barack Obama on the campaign trail, the billionaire-turned-politician revealed Wednesday that he has sought the current White House occupant's advice on potential Cabinet picks.

Terry-Branstad-120716.jpg President-elect Donald Trump has selected Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, according to numerous media reports. The Republican governor is said to be a longtime friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping and could help ease tensions between the two countries.

The U.S. admitted 84,995 refugees in fiscal year 2016, the most since 1999. But where they settled varied widely, with some states taking in large numbers and others very few, according to an analysis of U.S. State Department data. California, Texas and New York resettled the most refugees in fiscal...

All on board a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight are feared dead as it crashed in northern Pakistan Wednesday, reports say. Flight PK-661 from Chitral to Pakistan's capital Islamabad with 42 passengers and 6 crew, declared emergency reporting problems with the left engine shortly afterwards...

Donaldtrump-TIME-120716.jpg U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016. The New York business tycoon stunned the world on November 8th with a surprise win over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton after political pundits and most opinion polls almost ruled out his chances to...

NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend the United States' lead in measuring key greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance the understanding of Earth's natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean. The primary goals of the...

Researchers have built an elegant computational model that reflects how humans think and communicate, thereby teaching computers to understand structured narratives within the flow of posts on the Internet. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA researchers said their success at managing large-scale data...

GenJamesMattis-120716.jpg US President-elect Donald Trump has officially nominated retired Marine Corps general James N. Mattis as the new Secretary of Defense. Trump announced his intention to nominate the four-star general while addressing the first meeting in his "thank you" tour, held in Cincinnati, Ohio, last week. He...

Trump-Carrier-120616.jpg A deal that US President-elect Donald J. Trump struck with an air conditioner company in Indiana that helped retain about 1000 jobs in the country was well received by American voters, a new poll shows. After negotiations with Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence last week, Carrier decided against...

Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, according to the OECD's latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. The OECD's PISA 2015 tested around 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries and economies on science,...

Popular TV program host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Oscar Awards ceremony, which is scheduled to be telecast on the ABC Television Network February 26. This will be the first time the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live has hosted the Academy Awards. Kimmel himself confirmed the rumor that he would...

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