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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., December 17, 2016.

Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein, Washington Post on Jan. 16, 2017, at 7:49 a.m.
Trump said he will target pharmaceutical companies over drug prices and demand that they negotiate directly with Medicaid and Medicare.

Victor Lownes, rakish executive who launched Playboy clubs, dies at 88

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Jan. 16, 2017, at 7:28 a.m.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence stands with Donald Trump during a news conference on Wednesday at Trump Tower in New York.

Top Republicans disappointed with John Lewis questioning Trump’s legitimacy

By Lucia Mutikani, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he was disappointed that civil rights activist John Lewis questioned Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president and his decision to boycott the inauguration.
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan speaks at a forum about the CIA’s strategy in the face of emerging challenges at the Brookings Institution in Washington on July 13, 2016.

CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says, be careful on Russia

By Doina Chiacu, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.
“Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests and so therefore when he speaks or when he reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and impact on the United States could be profound,” John Brennan said.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of confirmation hearings on Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be U.S. attorney general. President-elect Donald Trump attacked the senator on Twitter over the weekend after Lewis told NBC he does not see Trump as a legitimate president.

Trump blasts civil rights leader John Lewis in Twitter attack

By Timothy Gardner, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.
The president-elect began a long holiday weekend that honors slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attacking another rights activist and politician who had said he does not see Trump as a “legitimate president.”
A circus clown cries as she watches the performing elephants prepare for their final show for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 2016.

Ringling Bros. circus will fold its tent after nearly 150 years

By Chris Michaud, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus said Saturday it will cease performances after 146 years in business, owing to what it said were declining tickets sales and high operating costs.

Man arrested after Washington state Islamic center fire

By Reuters on Jan. 15, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
Isaac Wayne Wilson, 37, was arrested on suspicion of second degree arson, and on an outstanding warrant for felony first degree malicious mischief in Seattle.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, based out of Kittery, seized more than 3,100 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $90 million on the streets during a 49-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Maine-based Coast Guard cutter returns after $90 million cocaine seizure

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 14, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to its homeport in Kittery on Friday after a 49-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea that resulted in the seizure of cocaine worth an estimated $90 million on the streets.

How one company eliminated food waste: The ‘landfill can no longer be an option’

By Maura Judkis, The Washington Post on Jan. 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The “landfill can no longer be an option for any food, for any reason,” Thomas McQuillan said.

Nasdaq hits record; bank earnings validate Wall Street rally

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (center) walks to the House Chamber to vote on Obamacare repeal on Friday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP leaders say Obamacare repeal bid to advance despite jitters

By Billy House, Bloomberg on Jan. 13, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.
Congressional Republicans completed the first step Friday toward their long-promised repeal of Obamacare and now must find a way to unravel the massive health care law and try to replace it.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Cellphone carriers are bracing for massive data usage during the inauguration

By Brian Fung, Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Wireless companies are bracing for a torrent of data usage by smartphone-toting visitors who intend on sharing photos and videos of their experience online.
Protesters hold a banner as Austin DeCoster (left), owner of Wright County Egg, and his son Peter DeCoster testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the “Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs” on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 22, 2010.

DeCosters appeal egg conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

By Erin Jordan, The Gazette on Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Father-and-son egg executives have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court their Iowa conviction for selling adulterated food after eggs from their Iowa farms were linked to a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

Inauguration performances weren’t always so contentious: Highlights from the last 75 years

By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
Before Donald Trump became president-elect, inauguration performances weren’t nearly so fraught.

For Tom Brady, age is just one more remarkable number

By Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
When Tom Brady takes the field Saturday night for the New England Patriots’ first possession against the Houston Texans, his numbers will all be mentioned, because they are remarkable.

US troops’ move to Poland unnerves Kremlin

By Anna Koper and Andrew Osborn, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
The largest U.S.military reinforcement of Europe in decades of around 2,700 troops, out of 3,500 planned, arrived as part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington’s commitment to its allies.

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
The end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed any Cuban who reached U.S. soil to stay but returned any picked up at sea, is effective immediately. Cuban officials had sought the change for years.
An assembly line with 2014 Ram 1500 pickup trucks is seen at the Warren Truck Plant in Warren, Michigan, U.S. on Sept. 25, 2014.

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions

By David Shepardson and Bernie Woodall, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:09 p.m.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected, the result of a probe that stemmed from regulators’ investigation of rival Volkswagen AG.
San Diego Chargers' President and Chief Executive Dean Spanos wears a headset during an interview at the NFL team's headquarters in San Diego on Jan. 9, 2013.

Chargers bolt San Diego to become second NFL team in Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The San Diego Chargers said on Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles beginning this upcoming NFL season, ending sometimes tense negotiations for a new stadium in the city where the sports franchise has played for more than five decades.