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The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. listens as Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminateFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. According to Mexico's Foreign Ministry, Guzman has been extradited to the United States on Thursday, Jan. 19 2017.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Mexico says drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzaman extradited to USMexico's government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges
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Judge blocks Texas from cutting off Planned Parenthood fundsA federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Visitors arrive for a party at a nightclub in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.  Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president of the United States, people gathered at a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Moscow nightclub hosts early inauguration party for TrumpTwenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
In this Jan. 18, 2017, photo, President Barack Obama taps the podium as he concludes his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
On Obama's last day, a low-key end to fast-paced presidencyWith a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama is quietly closing out his presidency and preparing for life as a private citizen, as the country readies itself for President-elect Donald Trump
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver, left, guards Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Cavs star forward Kevin Love sidelined with back spasmsCavaliers star forward Kevin Love is sidelined with back spasms and will not play Thursday night against Phoenix
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
US Skating prez says Russia should be banned from OlympicsU.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier says Russia should be banned from the 2018 Olympics because of accusations of a mass doping cover-up at the Sochi Olympics three years ago
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
A Gambian soldier smiles as people cheer in Serrekunda, Gambia, Thursday Jan. 19, 2017, after watching Adama Barrow be sworn in as Gambian President on a television broadcast from the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Former President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired on Thursday after he lost elections in December, prompting Senegalese troops to enter the country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to goRegional troops charged into neighboring Gambia to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are seen, in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, American Express reports financial results. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
American Express misses forecasts, hurt by Costco lossAmerican Express' profit fell 8 percent from a year ago, hurt by the loss of the Costco credit card business and higher expenses to retain customers
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
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  • Mourning a brother, family asks for help solving D.C.'s first homicide of the year

    Lewis tried that day and on many other occasions to get his brother to stop panhandling, to sleep somewhere safe at night, to take the medications that kept his schizophrenia under control. But early in the morning on Oct. 2, Richard Lewis was outside a Metro station again, this time Union Station. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 18 2017 @ 10:27 AM
  • Loudoun residents develop a palate for gourmet donuts

    Aside from Dunkin' Donuts and prepackaged boxes of Krispy Kreme at the grocery store, Loudoun residents haven't had many donut options in recent years, with the exception of nearby Duck Donuts in Herndon. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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