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1US News

Paul Ryan Says U.S. Will Not Wall Off Entire Mexican Border

President-elect Donald Trump's much-discussed Mexican wall may be a fence in places, or a barrier, or something else that secures the border, said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also rejected the idea of a deportation force to move undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. As Trump himself has dialed back some of his fiercest campaign rhetoric on immigration policies, Ryan -- who said he now speaks to the president-elect almost every day -- will focus on securing the border in whichever way makes sense, he said in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview broadcast on Sunday. "Conditions on the ground determine what you need in a particular area," said Ryan, according to a transcript provided by the network.

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2Jeff Sessions

The Racist Smear Against Jeff Sessions

No sooner did President-elect Donald Trump name his pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, than allegations of racism began to fly. A writer at the website Slate lamented the Alabama senator's "long history of racist words and bigoted deeds."

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3Religion

Give Trump a chance, give Ellison a chance

Republican president-elect Donald Trump, as everyone knows, launched his campaign with insults to women, Muslims, Mexicans and other minorities - and without apologies to anybody. He won the election anyway.

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4Hebei, China

Trump meets former Vice President Gore in New York: Gore

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore gestures as he gives a speech at the 2015 China US Clean Air conference, in Beijing, China, July 24, 2015. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday met with former Vice President Al Gore, an environmental activist who has devoted years to fighting climate change, Gore told reporters.

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5Celebrities

Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe. The government has contracted with Boeing to build two or more new planes, which would go into service around 2024.

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6Hobbies

Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling

A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a con... . Meighan Stone places a support banner with flowers outside the door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

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7Health

Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. Republicans say that won't happen because they are working on replacement legislation for a President Donald Trump to sign.

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8Hillary Clinton

Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reports

Washington police said on Sunday they detained a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide. An unidentified 35-year-old man was being held for questioning after police were called to the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington near the Maryland border, said Aquita Brown, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department in the nation's capital.

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9Top Stories

The 'Fake News' Con: A Case Study

The media have found a creative new way to explain away Hillary's Clinton's crushing defeat and their own humiliation. They have dubbed the agent of their mutual undoing "fake news" and talk about the phenomenon as though it made real sense.

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10US Politics

Joe Biden leaves the door open for a 2020 run

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he might not be going anywhere just yet, leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020. After he wrapped at a Senate session Monday, Biden told reporters about how much he enjoyed working in the chamber over his long career there.

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