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Female Marines to sleep next to male Marines in field

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus speaks to Marines regarding women in combat during a speech at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Anaheim, Calif. (Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press)
Female infantry Marines will be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and no special accommodation will be offered to them, a Marine Corps official said Thursday.

Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7 p.m.

This frame grab form video shows Myron Ebell during an interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Thursday, jan. 26, 2017. (Associated Press)
The former head of President Donald Trump’s transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts.

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner also registered to vote in two states

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump attend The New York Observer’s 25th anniversary party at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Thursday March 14, 2013 in New York. (Evan Agostini / Invision/AP)
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest White House advisers, is registered to vote in both New Jersey and New York, according to elections officials and voting registration records, another high-profile example of how common it is for voters to hold dual registrations.

Hundreds honor 3 astronauts lost in Apollo fire 50 years ago

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 11:29 a.m.

This undated photo made available by NASA shows the Apollo 1 crew, from left, Edward H. White II, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, and Roger B. Chaffee. (Johnson Space Center / Associated Press)
Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve of the Apollo 1 anniversary, hundreds gathered at Kennedy Space Center to honor Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. They died during a countdown rehearsal at the launch pad, inside their burning spacecraft, on Jan. 27, 1967.

Trump to GOP lawmakers: ‘Our chance to achieve great change’

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump gestures at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
President Donald Trump on Thursday rallied fellow Republicans who control the White House and Congress for the first time in more than a decade, telling lawmakers they will be busier than they have been in decades helping him implement a broad agenda.

Teachers union: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, says that more than 1 million people have used an online form during the past three weeks to email their Senators to urge opposition to Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary. More than 40,000 people have called Senators using a hotline the union set up to access the switchboard at the U.S. Capitol, NEA officials said.

Six shot, including 12-year-old girl, at memorial for slain woman in Chicago

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

Members of the Chicago Police Department work the scene where six people were wounded near the corner of St. Lawrence and 75th Street on Jan. 25, 2017 in Chicago, Ill. A crowd was gathered inside the restaurant for a vigil for Jamayah Fields, who had been killed earlier in the week. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)
The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near a grade school earlier in the week. Some of them had wandered off around 8:15 p.m. when a car approached and someone inside started firing near Saint Lawrence Avenue and 75th Street. The shooter then apparently parked, got out of the car, walked back and opened fire again

Federal judge rejects Ohio’s new lethal injection process

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:08 a.m.

A federal judge on Thursday declared Ohio’s new lethal injection process unconstitutional and delayed three executions, including one scheduled next month. The ruling by Magistrate Judge Michael Merz in Dayton followed a weeklong hearing over the three-drug method Ohio planned to use Feb. 15 on death row inmate Ronald Phillips.

UK govt gives lawmakers only 3 days to eye bill on Brexit

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:06 a.m.

The British government on Thursday introduced the long-awaited bill that will launch Britain’s exit from the 28-nation European Union, offering lawmakers a very tight timetable to consider the most influential government decision in decades.

GOP lawmakers hope for message of unity, focus from Trump

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 6:51 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, accompanied by the Republican leadership, faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, to announced that he has invited President Donald Trump to address a Joint Session of Congress on Feb. 28. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
Congressional Republicans are hoping for a message of unity and focus from Donald Trump in his first appearance before them as president. Trump was to speak Thursday to House and Senate GOP lawmakers at their annual policy retreat. Despite a rocky start to his administration, many lawmakers are optimistic about delivering change in a new era of GOP control over Washington.

Trump: Torture of prisoners works; administration readies a review

Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Protesters with Witness Against Torture participate in a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, calling for the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, marking the 15th anniversary of the first Afghan prisoners arriving at the detention center. (Molly Riley / Associated Press)
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror. It includes possible resumption of banned interrogation methods and reopening CIA-run “black site” prisons outside the United States.

Bipartisan group of governors’ blast Trump’s false claims of voter fraud

Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the National Governors Association on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump’s call for a “major investigation” of voter fraud as a distraction from the nation’s pressing matters, while raising concerns about the impacts of his health care and immigration policies on their states.

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