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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and "helped make me who I am." "Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn't imagine," Obama said in concluding an hour-long ceremony Tuesday in the White House East Room. The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognizes especially meritorious...

Updated at 10:52 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Bruce Arena was a decade removed from the U.S. national team when he received a telephone call from U.S. Soccer Federation Secretary General Dan Flynn on Sunday asking him to meet with USSF President Sunil Gulati the following...

Updated at 10:50 PM

ATLANTA (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda. "I disavow and condemn them," Trump said Tuesday during a...

Updated at 10:45 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour. A representative for the E! network, which airs the Kardashian family reality show and its spinoffs,...

Updated at 10:41 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Colombia's government and leftist rebels say they will sign a modified peace agreement Thursday despite strong resistance from former President Alvaro Uribe. The signing ceremony promises to be a more subdued event...

Updated at 10:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday, including his hard line on climate change and his vow to jail "Crooked Hillary" Clinton that had brought thunderous...

Updated at 10:00 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) " Authorities say a man stood up from a blackjack table in West Virginia, drove to rob a bank and then returned to continue gambling. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (

Updated at 9:44 PM

The state of network comedy is pretty bleak. Networks can't compete with the creative freedom cable channels like FX and HBO and streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon offer comedy creators. Standards & practices and commercial...

Updated at 9:30 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " A Syrian monitoring group alleged Tuesday that rebels are preventing dozens of families from fleeing eastern Aleppo as Russian-backed government forces intensify their bombardment of the besieged quarter. Such claims are...

Updated at 9:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Reporters at The New York Times tweeted details from a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump as it happened on Tuesday, contrasting it with an off-the-record session Trump held a day earlier with leaders at the top television...

Updated at 9:09 PM

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) " Pilots for a cargo airline that carries packages for Amazon and DHL went on strike Tuesday, potentially causing delivery delays just as the holiday shopping season swings into high gear. The airline, ABX Air, said it...

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