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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) " The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama's agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate is calling the Democrat "one of the most consequential presidents in recent history." Lawmakers have refused to expand Medicaid under Obama's signature health care law, among other things. However, the Senate adopted a resolution Thursday saying the first African-American U.S. president "led the country through...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 1:15 p.m. Wild mustangs tamed and trained at a Kansas prison will be part of Donald Trump's inaugural parade. The Fort Riley Army base and U.S. Border...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the federal agency and insisted it performs a critical...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader in his secret...

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP-controlled Congress comes up with a...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 11:15 a.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) is among the Republican governors asking the GOP majority on Congress to enact an alternative to the federal health law at the same...

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HOUSTON (AP) " Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, on Thursday remained hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being treated for bronchitis. The 92-year-old former president...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Thursday. The...

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) " Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn't backing down on his statements about John Lewis, a black Georgia congressman who risked his life in the fight for civil rights. The Maine NAACP demanded an apology after the white...

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) " Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into...

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