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Jerry Falwell, Jr. Claims Trump Offered Him Education Secretary Post

By John Riley | Dec 4
Prominent evangelical leader and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he was offered the position of Secretary of Education under President-elect Donald Trump's new administration.

Pulse Survivors to Light Tree of Hope

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 4
The tree, which this year is dedicated to the Pulse victims and survivors, features origami cranes with wishes on them. It has been a holiday fixture for more than a decade.

Panel Urges Better Cybersecurity to President-Elect Trump

By Tami Abdollah And Darlene Superville | Dec 4
A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity.

NY Tweaks Medical Pot Law but Still No Talk of Legalization

By David Klepper | Dec 4
New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization.

Bergdahl Seeks Pardon from Obama to Avert Desertion Trial

By Eric Tucker And Jonathan Drew | Dec 4
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.

Site of Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire an Artist Space, Maze

By Jonathan J. Cooper And Paul Elias | Dec 4
The converted warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said.

Mummers Seek Inclusive Tone After Racially Sensitive Display

Dec 4
Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful cultural education efforts will mean a more respectful and inclusive tone throughout their traditional Philadelphia New Year's celebration.

US Health Care Tab Hits $3.2T; Fastest Growth in 8 Years

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 3
The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday.

Famously Cold N. Dakota Winter Menaces Pipeline Protest Camp

By James MacPherson | Dec 3
So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.

State Department Ordered To Reconsider Passport Rules

By John McDonald | Dec 3
A district court in Colorado ruled against the U.S. State Department for denying a passport to an intersex Navy veteran.

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