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Obama slams Congress for blocking Guantanamo closure
US President Barack Obama delivered an angry parting shot at Congress on Thursday, berating Republicans for blocking his efforts to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The facility "never should have been opened in the first place" Obama said in a scathing two-page letter on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. "There is simply no justification beyond politics for the Congress' insistence on keeping the facility open," he added.
AP source: Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3-year deal
Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars
HONOLULU (AP) ? Six carefully selected scientists will spend the next eight months living inside a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.
Trump steps into security bubble; will he bring his phone?
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A few hours after President-elect Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence officials about Russian meddling in the election, an Associated Press reporter called his cellphone seeking an interview.
Phil Mickelson returns with scrambling 68 at La Quinta
Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day
WASHINGTON (AP) ? With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators ? with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.
Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
Trump soaks up Washington pageantry on inauguration eve
"We're going to unify our country," Trump told a cheering crowd of thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial after a pre-inauguration concert that ended in a burst of fireworks. Earlier in the day, Trump lunched with Republican congressional leaders, his cabinet nominees and White House staff, and he was whisked to Arlington National Cemetery, where he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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