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Capitol Dome project completed in time for Trump

Visitors tour the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The Capitol Dome had a a three-year, $60 million repair project that’s come to completion with weeks to spare before the inauguration of President-elect Trump. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
Congressional officials have unveiled a refurbished Capitol Dome after a three-year, $60 million repair project completed with weeks to spare before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump University trial delay being considered by judge

In this 2005 file photo, then-real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York, where he announced the establishment of Trump University. (Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press)
A federal judge in San Diego has scheduled a hearing to consider a request by lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump University until after his inauguration in January.

Analysis: Giuliani was a paid advocate for Iranian dissident group

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigns for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Wisconsin Eau ClaireNov. 1 in Eau Claire, Wis. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is reported to be in contention to be Donald Trump’s attorney general or secretary of state. Senators who will be considering his confirmation may want to examine the fact that Giuliani took money to advocate on behalf of an Iranian dissident group while it was listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization, potentially breaking the law.

GOP nominates Paul Ryan for House speaker

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., talk as they leave a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday,  after a House Republican leadership meeting. (Cliff Owen / Associated Press)
Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.

Five Utah students stabbed at high school; teen in custody

Students Albany Cox, right, and Holly Hilton leave Mountain View High School, where several students were stabbed Tuesday in Orem, Utah. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)
As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said.

European leaders, NATO caution Trump on warming relations with Russia

In this Nov. 9 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally in New York. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
European and NATO defense officials on Tuesday cautioned President-elect Donald Trump about his warming relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that they welcomed dialogue but that the United States should not abandon its allies in a bid for improved ties with Moscow.

Russia launches new offensive in Syria’s Aleppo

In this Oct. 11 file photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, residents sit in rubble in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
Russia announced a major new air offensive in Syria on Tuesday as opposition activists on the ground reported that the first airstrikes in nearly a month struck the besieged, rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

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