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  • Rauner nominates new NIU trustees

    DeKALB – Gov. Bruce Rauner announced three new appointments and one reappointment to the Northern Illinois University board of trustees Friday.
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

    WASHINGTON – Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday than his predecessor's swearing-in eight years ago.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 3:27 pm
  • Fact Check: President Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 2:59 pm
  • Donald Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation's 45th president

    WASHINGTON – Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, tak ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

    WASHINGTON – Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rag ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
  • Live coverage: The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President

    Stay here for live coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team coy about his plans

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was be ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 8:21 am
  • Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day

    WASHINGTON – Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and quick ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:38 pm
  • Lack of Latinos in Trump's Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm
  • Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

    WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his infamous ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, argui ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Records show Trump EPA pick Scott Pruitt crusading for industry donors

    WASHINGTON – When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney gene ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • 18 million people will lose their health insurance in one year if Obamacare is killed and not replaced, CBO says

    WASHINGTON – Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle mu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

    NEW YORK – As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young b ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What part of Donald Trump's agenda is most important to you?
    Improving infrastructure
    Repealing "Obamacare"
    Tighter immigration policies
    Renegotiating trade deals
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