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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company’s commitment to inves…

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BEIJING — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan’s leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.

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SALEM — Stressing that she was loathe to make cuts, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown presented her budget proposal Thursday aimed at addressing a whopping $1.7 billion shortfall while maintaining funding for critical areas, including education and health care.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hardy Myers, a lawyer who became a politician in the Oregon Legislature in his 30s and rose to the position of House speaker, and then was elected state attorney general three times, has died at age 77.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks, as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to force recounts across key Midwestern battlegrounds that could complicate Trump's push for national unity.

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injecting the first diversity into his Cabinet-to-be, Donald Trump selected two Republican women on Wednesday who had unflattering things to say about him during the presidential campaign: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Natio…

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NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump demanded an apology from the cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” a day after an actor in the hit show delivered a pointed message about diversity to his running mate who was in attendance, prompting angry responses from liberals and conservatives a…

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BOISE, Idaho — Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history — deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner.

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NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday with his announcement that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, turning to a pair of staunch conservat…

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, called this week for fair competition and a level playing field for American softwood lumber in the next trade deal with Canada.

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The victims of the Oct. 1, 2015, tragedy at Umpqua Community College, their friends and family were the focus of attention at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

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Professional athletes have been taking a stand against social injustices in the U.S. since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to a pre-season football game four weeks ago.

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The sound of the metaphorical glass ceiling cracking as Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party nomination for United States president Thursday was beautiful music to some Douglas County women who have been around long enough to watch gender roles change over the decades.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists.