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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017




Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as the 115th Congress begins. He is part of a small group of Republican senator seeking to delay the repeal of the Affordable Care Act until March. (Alex Brandon / AP)

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8:54 A.M.

Push for swift Obamacare repeal splits GOP ahead of key vote

House Republican leaders said Tuesday they would push ahead with their swift repeal of Obamacare, even as a breakaway group of five moderate Senate Republicans is trying to delay a bill the repeal until March. If those senators stand firm on their demand to flesh out a replacement before acting on a repeal, it could be enough pressure to force the party’s leadership to comply. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said the election result affirmed the need for urgency.

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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation before before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Alex Brandon / AP)

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8:49 A.M.

Republican plans to quickly confirm Trump nominees are upended

WASHINGTON – Republican plans to quickly confirm Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees were upended Tuesday amid Democratic pressure to slow down the examination of picks. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced early Tuesday that it would delay by a day a hearing for Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., to serve as CIA director. Originally scheduled to be considered amid several other nominees on Wednesday, Pompeo will appear instead on Thursday.

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FILE - This is a Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo of Clare Hollingworth, center, a British former longtime foreign correspondent, is surrounded by friends and admirers at her birthday party at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club. British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that started World War II, died in Hong Kong Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017, at the age of 105. (Kin Cheung / AP)

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8:35 A.M.

Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WW II and defied gender barriers as war correspondent, dies in Hong Kong at 105

HONG KONG – Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday. She was 105. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong announced her death, calling her a beloved member with a remarkable career including “the scoop of the century.”

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of two large bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Two loud explosions have rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul, causing casualties.Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that first, a suicide bomber carried out an attack, followed by a second explosion, caused by car bomb parked near the site. (Rahmat Gul / AP)

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8 A.M.

Twin bombings in Afghanistan’s capital kill 38

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two large bombs – one triggered by a suicide attacker – exploded near government offices Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens of others in the deadliest Taliban violence in Kabul in months. In southern Afghanistan, another attack at a guesthouse belonging to the governor of Kandahar province killed five people and wounded 12. An ambassador from the United Arab Emirates and other UAE diplomats were among the wounded, authorities said.

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Anders Behring Breivik raises his right hand at the start of his appeal case in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik walked quietly into a courtroom at a high security prison Tuesday, making a neo-Nazi salute, as judges began reviewing a government appeal against a ruling that his solitary confinement was inhumane and violated human rights. (Lise Aaserud / AP)

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 7:54 A.M.

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik makes Nazi salute at court

SKIEN, Norway – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges on Tuesday began reviewing a ruling that his solitary confinement is inhumane. Dressed in a dark suit, the bearded Breivik stared briefly at reporters while making the salute but didn’t speak.

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Blogs

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