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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 7:15 A.M.

Trump taps Bossert as homeland security aide

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump is tapping an experienced national security adviser to serve as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. A statement from Trump’s transition team Tuesday said Thomas Bossert will advise the president on issues ...

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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016

In this Oct. 14, 2016, photo, a technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming election in Philadelphia. These paperless digital voting machines, used by roughly one in five U.S. voters last month, present one of the most glaring dangers to the security of the rickety, underfunded U.S. election system. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 2:16 P.M.

U.S. elections still vulnerable to rigging, vote stealing

Jill Stein’s bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That’s because the Green Party candidate’s effort stood almost no chance of detecting potential fraud or error in the vote – there was basically nothing to recount.

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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 1:36 P.M.

Tainted alcohol kills 12 Christians in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan – Pakistani police say 12 Christians died after drinking contaminated homemade alcohol during the Christmas holiday. Police officer Shahbaz Virk said Monday that a total of 34 people who consumed the alcohol were taken to hospitals in central ...

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Viewers keep an eye on the Atlanta Falcons vs. the New Orleans Saints NFL football game while watching the presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the 24 Taps Burgers and Brews earlier this year  in downtown Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 12:41 P.M.

AP New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

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On the map

Earlier this year Bob Isitt was dining with his brother at a restaurant in the Pentagon, where Bob's brother works. The woman taking their order asked Bob where he's from. ...