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Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump talks to media as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrive at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster, N.J. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
Mitt Romney is a key contender to become the nation’s next secretary of state and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was an “impressive” prospect for defense secretary, President-elect Donald Trump and his No. 2, Mike Pence, said Sunday.

Obama, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at summit in Peru

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, center, and Kremlin foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov at the opening session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria and Ukraine on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president.

France’s Fillon leading in conservative presidential primary

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in the race to choose the conservative nominee for next year’s presidential election. Ex-prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe both outpolled Sarkozy in early returns, and stand to advance to the Nov. 27 runoff.

Obama’s legacy in the Muslim world

A detainee is escorted at Camp Delta detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 19, 2010. (Bill O’Leary / Washington Post)
When President Barack Obama strode to the podium at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, he faced a Muslim world bursting with optimism about his middle name – Hussein! – along with his barrier-bashing skin color, and a heart they believed was wide open to their concerns and dreams.

World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade

Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump’s views on global trade, while China’s president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday.

Thousands gather to mourn, celebrate, journalist Gwen Ifill

In this Oct. 2, 2008, file photo, PBS journalist and debate moderator Gwen Ifill and then-Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden shake hands at the end of his vice presidential debate in St. Louis, Mo. (DON EMMERT / Associated Press)
Thousands of mourners – including first lady Michelle Obama – remembered and celebrated veteran Washington journalist Gwen Ifill on Saturday, recalling her as a standard bearer, cherished friend, devoted mentor and woman of abiding faith.

Trump, Romney meet; secretary of state role possible

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands as Romney leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., on Saturday. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney met Saturday at the billionaire’s golf club in New Jersey, both emerging with smiles and a public handshake but no word on what, if any, role the 2012 GOP hopeful might play in the new administration.

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