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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

His office chief of staff says he is in stable condition and is “doing fine.”

      

 

 

DeVos outlines vision for U.S. Department of Education

Trump’s pick for Department of Education outlines her hope for the future

      

 

 

Trump's aim in his inaugural address: National unity

Trump is a different kind of president-elect, but his first words as president will likely echo a theme used by many predecessors.

      

 

 

Harrelson: 'Owen Wilson is my best buddy'

Woody Harrelson talks about shooting comedy “Lost in London” with pal Owen Wilson and streaming the project live into cinemas. (Jan. 17)

      

 

 

2 Counties 2 Views: Voters Split on Trump

Two Pa. counties, one struggling and one wealthy, view Trump’s impending presidency in sharply different ways. The counties switched their party allegiances in the last election. Now, they’ looking for different things from the president-elect. (Jan. 17)

      

 

 

Trump inauguration singer just wants Americans to unite

Tim Rushlow, a country music singer tapped to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, says he only wants to unite Americans with his performance and that he’s not worried about critics. (Jan. 16)

      

 

 

Trump's welcome committee: A gush of protesters

The main event is the Women’s March on Washington, which will draw at least 200,000 individuals.

      

 

 

Candid Veterans Affairs nominee faces big challenges to fix entrenched bureaucracy

Previously unpublished interviews provide an unvarnished look at David Shulkin and the challenges he faces.

      

 

 

Today in History for January 16th

Highlights of Today in History: Start of Operation Desert Storm;Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off;Prohibition takes effect ;Shah of Iran flees into exile;musical “Hello Dolly” opens.

      

 

 

Trainer Lacey Stone's tips on healthy traveling

Want to stay fit and feeling good while traveling? Celebrity fitness trainer Lacey Stone has some tips, such as stocking up on some healthy tidbits before you go. (Jan. 15)

      

 

 

Controversial megachurch Bishop Eddie Long dies at 63

Four lawsuits accusing him of coercing teen boys into sexual relationships were settled.

      

 

 

Today in History for January 15:

Highlights of Today in History: Martin Luther King, Junior born;Richard Nixon suspends U.S. offensive in Vietnam;Queen Elizabeth the First crowned;Work completed on Pentagon;first Super Bowl takes place.

      

 

 

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

      

 

 

Pink cat-ear hats sweeping nation ahead of women's march

Pink cat-ear hats are becoming the latest fashion trend among women across the country. So much so that it’s sparked a run on pink yarn.

      

 

 

Protests shutdown far-right speaker at UC Davis

University police put up barricades as protesters shouted “shut it down”

      

 

 

Buzzfeed turns Trump's 'failing pile' quote into T-shirt

Trump is proving to be a quote machine for T-shirt makers

      

 

 

USDA announces rule changes to end horse ‘soring’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced changes to the Horse Protection Act on Friday that many hailed as a major step toward ending the abusive practice of “soring.”

      

 

 

Officials spell out inauguration security plans

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, and other officials outlined the security measures for next week’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. (Jan. 13)

      

 

 

What time is Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan 20?

United States President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will officially take the oath of office on Friday, Jan. 20.

      

 

 

What may be 'worst ice storm in 10 years' begins in central U.S.

Up to an inch of ice could encase parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.