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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he expects a smooth transition to the next US administration within the Defense Department. Gen. Joe Dunford was talking to reporters Wednesday after wrapping up meetings in Paris and Brussels, and before heading home to attend presidential inauguration...

The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C higher than the pre-industrial period....

Trump-Waxmuseum-011917.jpg The wax figure of President-Elect Donald Trump was unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London, two days ahead of his presidential Inauguration in Washington. "The controversial Republican will now reside in our Oval Office section - next to fellow famous politicians and global icons also immortalised...

SenatorFischer-011817.jpg While President-elect Donald Trump has been harshly critical of existing trade agreements, his nominee for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed support for "sensible trade" in his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Ross...

Trump-4-Wiki-011917.jpg President-elect Donald Trump is well known for utilizing Twitter to attack political opponents and critics but claims he does not like using the social media platform. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday morning's "Fox & Friends," Trump suggested he would stop using Twitter if the press were honest.

FormerPresidentBush-011817.jpg After initially being hospitalized over the weekend, former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital. A statement from spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush was admitted to the ICU to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.

DonaldTrump3-011817.jpg President-elect Donald Trump continued his assault on major media outlets on Wednesday, accusing NBC News of bias and reporting "fake news." Trump bashed NBC News after a report suggested companies are recycling old job creation plans to avoid being attacked by the incoming president on social media.

Colo, the first gorilla born in a zoo and the matriarch of the Columbus Zoo's famous gorilla family died in her sleep Tuesady. At 60 years of age she was the oldest gorilla on record and exceeded her normal life expectancy by more than two decades. On Dec. 22, 2016 Colo celebrated her historic 60th...

The largest collection of declassified CIA records is now accessible online. The documents were previously only available to the public at the National Archives in Maryland. Approximately 930,000 documents, totaling more than 12 million pages, are now available in the CIA's Electronic Reading Room on...

Tuesday, US President Barack Obama granted 64 pardons, and commuted the sentences of 209 prisoners. The President has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 individuals - the most grants of commutation issued by any President in this nation's history. President Obama's 1,385 commutation grants -...

Bayer-Monsanto-011817.jpg Bayer AG has reportedly pledged after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that it will maintain Monsanto's entire U.S. workforce after acquisition of the U.S. agrochemical group. The German conglomerate's decision was in line with "the president-elect's focus on creating a better business climate...

Tuesday, the U.S. State Department announced that it has made an additional $500 million grant to support the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF). This grant follows last year's initial grant of $500 million as part of the $3 billion pledge to the GCF made by President Obama in 2014, State Department Spokesperson...

donaldtrump-011817.jpg President-elect Donald Trump's childhood home was sold at auction held for the second time in two months. In summer, restaurateur Isaac Kestenberg put the the traditional Tudor-style house in renowned Jamaica Estates, New York, for sale for $1.65 million. As there were no takers for it, he slashed...

CharlesSchumer-011717.jpg President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., may have broken the law with a questionable stock purchase, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

US-Capitol3-011717.jpg Republicans in Congress are unaware of President-elect Donald Trump's plan to replace the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare, three senior GOP sources told CNN on Tuesday. The sources told CNN they are frustrated that Trump told the Washington Post his plan would have a goal of providing "insurance for everybody."

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