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Outgoing CIA chief Brennan rips Trump over tweets, Russia
The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies.

Servicemembers stand in for Trump, Pence at inauguration rehearsal
The stand-in for Donald Trump had a military haircut. The Mike Pence substitute wasn’t silver haired. But both soldiers committed to their roles in other ways during a rehearsal Sunday for Friday’sinauguration.

For veterans, Alaska offers space and a safety net
It has been more than 40 years since Joe Federmann, 71, saw a man killed by a rocket in Vietnam, but the memory is still searing. When he came back from the war, he and his family moved to Alaska where he found solace and help. Recently, he thought about how Esteban Santiago fell through the social safety net the state has for its veterans.

Secret WWI telegram holds lessons for today, historians say
In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I by offering it territory in the United States.

54 years later, you still have to pay to use Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech
The speech is not in the public domain but is private property, owned by Martin Luther King Jr.'s family, and anybody who wants to use it is supposed to pay for that right.

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage."

Stopped train triggers major political row in Balkans
A Serbian train halted at the border with Kosovo and bearing signs reading "Kosovo is Serbian," has fueled a major crisis in the Balkans and escalated a potential Russia-West row over dominance in the heart of the Balkans.

Kremlin counts days to Trump's inauguration, blasts Obama
Exulted by Donald Trump's victory in the U.S., the Kremlin is counting the days to his inauguration and venting its anger at Barack Obama's outgoing administration, no holds barred.

Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman
Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked on the streets.

Marine veteran enjoying bull riding career
27-year-old Chris Skeeters was the one and only Marine competing Saturday night after serving almost eight years in active duty.


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