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Log Cabin Republicans Praise McMahon Pick To Lead SBA

By John McDonald | Jan 1
At least one incoming member of the Trump administration is receiving rave reviews from LGBT Americans. Linda McMahon has been tapped by President-Elect Donald J. Trump to head the Small Business Administration.

Venezuela Military Trafficking Food as Country Goes Hungry

By Hannah Dreier and Joshua Goodman | Jan 1
Instead of fighting hunger, Venezuela's military is making money from it, an Associated Press investigation shows.

New California Laws Bump Up Minimum Wage, Tighten Gun Rules

By Juliet Williams | Dec 30
A higher minimum wage, a ban on using "Redskins" as the name of a school team or mascot, and new restrictions on assault weapons are among the latest California laws taking effect with the new year.

Analysis: GOP Vexed by Factions on Replacing Health Law

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 29
Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing it. Getting the factions together won't be easy.

Trump Repeating Some Behaviors He Criticized in Clinton

By Lisa Lerer | Dec 28
From installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news conferences, the president-elect is adopting some of the same behavior for which he criticized Clinton during their fiery presidential campaign.

Cuban President Raul Castro Faces Deep Problems in 2017

By Andrea Rodriguez | Dec 28
Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.

Minnesota Beats Rest of Country in Banning Germ-Killer

By Steve Karnowski | Dec 27
Minnesota's first-in-the nation ban on soaps containing the once ubiquitous germ-killer triclosan takes effect Jan. 1, but the people who spearheaded the law say it's already having its desired effect on a national level.

A Pakistani Girl is Snatched Away, Payment for a Family Debt

By Kathy Gannon | Dec 26
The mother rummages through a large metal trunk, searching for a picture of her young daughter taken away in the night to be the bride of a man who says the family owed him $1,000.

Artists, Officials Clash Over Safety of Underground Venues

By Michael R. Blood | Dec 26
The scene is alternately inclusive, welcoming artists and fans of all demographics, and exclusive, since by definition it's hard to find if you don't know where to look.

Ikea OKs 'Tentative Settlement' in Fatal Dresser Tipover

Dec 22
Ikea, the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, says "a tentative settlement" has been reached in the case involving three families in the United States whose children died after Ikea chests and dressers tipped over.

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