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  • Protesters and Washington police scuffled Thursday outside a meeting of pro-Donald Trump conservatives, the first of several demonstrations aimed at disrupting the new administration's inaugural weekend.

    Police injured, more than 200 arrested at Trump inauguration protests

    By Gregory Krieg WASHINGTON (CNN) — Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested Friday after a morning of peaceful protests and coordinated disruptions of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony gave way to ugly street clashes in downtown Washington. At least two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital after run-ins with protesters, DC Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo told CNN. Acting DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said the officers’ injuries were considered minor and not […]

  • President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare.

    Trump signs executive order on Obamacare; enacts regulatory freeze

    By MJ Lee, Tal Kopan and Tami Luhby WASHINGTON (CNN) — Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The multi-part executive order stated that the administration’s official policy is “to seek the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act — but at the same time emphasized that his administration must continue to uphold the […]

  • Donald Trump takes oath of office to become 45th  President of the United States of America

    Watch President Trump’s full Inauguration Day speech

    WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump delivered the following speech at his inauguration: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We […]

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    Stocks greet Trump era with a bounce

    By Matt Egan NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Wall Street has kicked off the Trump presidency with a bounce. The Dow jumped about 95 points on Friday following the swearing in of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president. During the inaugural address, the new president promised to follow through on his campaign pledge to protect American jobs. “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs,” Trump said. He […]

  • Joaquín Guzmán, also known as El Chapo, was extradited to the US.

    ‘El Chapo’ Guzman pleads not guilty in US to 17 counts

    By Ray Sanchez and Phil Gast NEW YORK (CNN) — Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a Houdini-like master of escape accused of running one of the world’s largest drug trafficking organizations, entered a not guilty plea through his attorney at an arraignment Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The diminutive, clean-shaven trafficker, described by a federal official as “the most notorious criminal of modern time,” was not handcuffed and wore a dark blue short-sleeved shirt and pants with white […]

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    Here’s how much Obama’s pension is worth

    NEW YORK — At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree. His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary. Obama and every other former president also get seven months of “transition” services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets get lifetime Secret Service protection as well as allowances for things such as travel, office expenses, communications and health care coverage. All those extra […]

  • Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the 2017 inauguration.

    Inauguration Day: Trump’s historic moment arrives

    By Stephen Collinson, CNN WASHINGTON — Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy. On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol, Trump placed his left hand on one Bible that dates from his childhood and another that belonged to Abraham Lincoln and raised his right hand in the air as he promised to […]

  • Mugshots of El Chapo after his arrest on January 8, 2016 by the Prison he escaped from in summer 2015. He is being held at the same prison he escaped from last year.

    ‘El Chapo’ extradited to the United States

    By Phil Gast (CNN) — Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States, according to a statement by the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Mexican authorities had planned to turn Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel, over before Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a US official told CNN’s Evan Perez. A court in Mexico City on Thursday denied Guzman’s appeal of the extradition. Guzman and other cartel leaders were indicted in 2009 in US District […]

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    Fun facts from past presidential inaugurations

    WASHINGTON – Sometimes presidential inaugurations are full of pomp and circumstance. Sometimes they end with the newly sworn-in president jumping out of a White House window. Intrigued yet? Whether you’re stoked or bummed about the way the election turned out, here are some fun facts to make you look like a history buff to your friends as the inauguration festivities near. Yes, this stuff really happened. When William Henry Harrison was too proud to wear a coat. What, you don’t […]

  • President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced January 19th, 2017, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president.

    Obama commutes 330 sentences, most in single day

    By Allie Malloy and Kevin Liptak (CNN) — President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president. The announcement comes within 24 hours of the transfer of power from Obama to President-elect Donald Trump. A White House official told CNN this is Obama’s final batch of clemency. The move brings the total number of individuals who sentences Obama reduced to a total of 1,715, including 568 […]

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    Thousands of Skittles intended for cattle feed spill on Wisconsin highway

    DODGE COUNTY, Wis. – This story starts out about Skittles — but ends up being about cows! The well-known candy was spilled all over County Highway S near Blackbird Road. They were discovered shortly before 9:00 p.m. No one knew where the candy came from or where it was going, but county road crews said the Skittles spill was actually helpful, as the roads in the area have been icy and the thousands of little candies improved traction. So that’s one […]

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    Woman says bacon helped her celebrate 109 years

    MARSHALL, Ill. — A 109-year-old woman from southern Illinois has some advice for living a long life. “I never smoked a cigarette in my life, I never drank liquor in my life, and I had one husband for 43 years,” said Ruth Benjamin. “And I love bacon! Ruth just celebrated her 109th birthday. She was born in 1908 as one of her parents’ six children. Later in life, she worked at Quakemaid in Terre Haute for 43 years. While her life […]