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Politics|Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, an Affront to China
New York Times
President-elect Donald J. Trump at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan's president on Friday, a striking break with nearly ...
Trump's call with Taiwan president risks diplomatic disputePolitico
Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of US policy on ChinaWashington Post
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Politics|James Mattis, Trump's Choice for Defense, Favors Working With Allies
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Gen. James N. Mattis met with U.S. Marines at Camp Rhino in Afghanistan in December 2001. Credit Jim Hollander/European Pressphoto Agency. WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump's selection of Gen. James N. Mattis as defense secretary ...
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Jury Appears One Vote Short of Convicting Ex-Police Officer in Walter Scott's Death
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Michael T. Slager, right, a former police officer in North Charleston, S.C., arrived at the courthouse in Charleston on Friday for his murder trial. Credit Chuck Burton/Associated Press. CHARLESTON, S.C. — A jury signaled here on Friday that it was ...
The Cop Who Shot Walter Scott in the Back Is Scarily Close to Getting a MistrialSlate Magazine (blog)
Jury reports it's deadlocked in the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott in South CarolinaLos Angeles Times
Juror 'cannot convict' ex-cop Slager in death of Walter ScottNew York Daily News
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Democrats need to focus on the gut, not the head
Washington Post
As Democrats contemplate their losses in November's election, most have settled on a solution. They believe that the party needs more economically populist policies. But this misses an essential reality: Most people don't vote on the basis of policies ...

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Yes, you can blame millennials for Hillary Clinton's loss
Washington Post
Hillary Clinton's campaign has lots of excuses for losing. There's the electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one ...
Even elite campaign aides still aren't sure why Donald Trump succeededLos Angeles Times
Clinton and Trump strategists still throwing punchesPolitico
Kellyanne Conway on Her Clash With Clinton AidesABC News
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Castro's ashes make their way to the city where his revolution began
SANTIAGO DE CUBA — For Cubans who live in this eastern city of Cuba, Fidel Castro's decision to lay his ashes to rest here was an obvious one. Havana may be the political, economic and tourism capital of this Carribean island, but the mountainous ...
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'Kidnap and ransom expert' who offered $70K to Sherri Papini's abductors made promo with Sherri lookalike
New Zealand Herald
A self-styled "kidnap and ransom consultant" who became a key player in the search for abducted jogger Sherri Papini made a promotional video containing disturbing parallels to her ordeal - four years earlier. Cameron Gamble, a former US elite soldier ...
Husband of 'Super Mom' on Getting the Call Missing Wife Was Alive: She Was 'Screaming'ABC News

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Bucking The Trend Of 2016, Gambia's Strongman Ruler Says He Will Step Down
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Yahya Jammeh lost Thursday's historic election but sources told BuzzFeed News he only accepted defeat after one of his top generals stepped in. Originally posted on Dec. 2, 2016, at 11:42 a.m. Updated on Dec. 2, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.. Monica Mark ...
Gambia's president concedes defeat after election lossCharlotte Observer
Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope'BBC News
Gambians celebrate after voting out 'billion year' leaderReuters
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DealBook|Silicon Valley Chiefs Notably Absent From Trump's Cabinet of Business Advisers
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“Donald comes from the financial services world. I think he tends to pick people who he's comfortable with,” Stephen Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group said. By CNBC on Publish Date December 2, 2016. Photo by CNBC. Watch in Times Video ». embed.
Trump stacks kitchen cabinet with millionaire, billionaire executivesWashington Post
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Trump scopes out security, diplomacy teamsUSA TODAY
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Los Angeles Times

AT&T and Verizon shouldn't exempt their own apps from data caps, FCC says
Los Angeles Times
U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones. This may not result in any changes in how the wireless carriers operate, however, because agency ...
The FCC thinks AT&T's policies 'harm consumers' — and it's warning Verizon, tooBusiness Insider
FCC Warns AT&T: Waiving Subs' Video Data Fees Might Violate Net NeutralityDeadline
FCC Raises Fresh Concerns Over 'Zero-Rating' by AT&T, VerizonWall Street Journal
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