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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 9:28 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EMBRACING CLEMENCY POWERS LIKE NEVER BEFORE Obama is planning more commutations after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence. OBAMA-CLEMENCY 2. WHAT'S AT STAKE IN TRUMP'S INAUGURAL SPEECH Will the president-elect convey a unifying message for a divided nation or play up his persona as a disrupter of the established order?...

Updated at 9:28 AM

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) " Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, has warned that Donald Trump's threats to firms using Mexico as a manufacturing base will be counterproductive and could lead to the loss of hundreds of thousands of...

Updated at 9:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the choice for commerce secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross can expect questions about his business dealings at his Senate...

Updated at 9:23 AM

TOKYO (AP) " A fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated. APA Group, a Tokyo-based land developer and operator of 400-plus hotels, drew fire...

Updated at 9:20 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China has called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday the request had been passed to Trump's...

Updated at 9:16 AM

There's some good news for women living in New Mexico: On average, women there face one of the smallest differences in wages between the genders of any state in the country.…

Updated at 9:15 AM

Good news, women of New York: On average, you face the smallest difference in wages between the genders of any state in the country. The bad news: You still need to…

Updated at 9:14 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and had two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house. Orlando Police Chief...

Updated at 9:14 AM

Many Americans struggle to save for retirement, but the gender wage gap makes the prospects for women even more dire: The average woman must save $1.25 for every $1 a…

Updated at 8:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural...

Updated at 8:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Together, they delivered a post-election autopsy with a dire prediction: Republican survival requires embracing a message of tolerance and respect in an increasingly diverse United States. Yet on the eve of Donald Trump's...

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