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Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

Despite campaign vows to rein in Wall Street President-elect is filling administration posts from financial industry


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

Passed: Sweeping surveillance powers. Sidelined: lifting mandatory minimums for low-level drug crimes


New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton walks with Will Smith's widow Racquel into Orleans Criminal Court for the trial of Cardell Hayes on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 in New Orleans. Hayes killed Will Smith in a road rage incident, in which Smith's wife was also shot and wounded. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) 

Cardell Hayes facing life sentence if guilty of 2nd degree murder


Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov talks to a reporter in New York, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. In careful phrasing befitting the spy he once was, Peskov, top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin's spokesman, said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump's staff during the presidential campaign, a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems. A spokeswoman for Trump denied the assertion. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) 

Trump campaign denies getting briefings from Russians during election campaign


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 11, 2016. Coal-state Democrats waged a fight for health benefits for thousands of retired miners, pointing to President Harry S. Truman’s promise 70 years ago guaranteeing a lifetime of coverage. The stopgap spending bill contains a short-term fix and the issue will be revisited next spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

$45 million until next session gives temp fix for 16,500 miners whose healthcare benefits depend on Congress


Family with nurse. (Stock photo) 

Key industry groups warn Congress that health care law should not be pulled without clear plans to address the consequences


Richelieu Dennis, the founder and CEO of Sundial Brands, the largest Black-owned beauty company in the country, sees the positive effects of the #BuyBlack movement. (Richelieu Dennis/Sundial Brands) 

Newly-opened banks, businesses continue decades-old notion of Black capitalism 


Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, arrives for a news conference in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein is spearheading recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) 

State appeals court said Green Party candidate Jill Stein lacked the standing to request a second look.


Robert Carl "Bud" McFarlane, second from left, is escorted by Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security adviser, right, and K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Adviser for President-elect Donald Trump, second from right, as he departs Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

Incoming national security adviser could alienate allies and embolden enemies


Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) said that the numbers from the latest jobs report show that our economy continues to move forward from the worst economic crisis in a generation. This photo was taken during a forum on criminal justice reform in Northwest Washington, D.C. in July 2015. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA) 

Labor Department finds job prospects improving


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