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Updated at 9:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment. But bucking tradition or ignoring it altogether, is what got Donald Trump to his inaugural moment. When Trump stands on the west front of the Capitol on Friday and delivers his inaugural address, all sides will be waiting to see whether he comes bearing a unifying message for a divided nation or decides to play up his persona as a...

Updated at 9:27 PM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) " Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists' harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a...

Updated at 9:24 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month, President Juan Manuel Santos said...

Updated at 9:23 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player " one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming...

Updated at 9:23 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) " A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who's gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald...

Updated at 9:21 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) " Several thousand people marched through the Romanian capital on Wednesday night to protest the government's plan to pardon thousands of prisoners " a surprise move to allegedly reduce overcrowding in prisons that would...

Updated at 9:18 PM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) " After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a midnight military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years...

Updated at 9:18 PM

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) " An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in...

Updated at 9:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed, noting a lack of...

Updated at 9:10 PM

DENVER (AP) " The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state's permission, a skirmish in a broader battle over states' rights and the...

Updated at 8:45 PM

  If we Americans bother every once in a while to take a serious look at how our society is profoundly changing from what it used to be, we're often  surprised at what we find. Take religion, for example. The long-held stereotypes of religious...

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