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Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:23 a.m.

General Michael Flynn, left, greets a visitor in the Trump Tower lobby in New York Monday. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, newly released documents show.

Aleppo cease-fire collapses, threatening evacuation plans

Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:11 a.m.

This frame grab from Tuesday video, shows people walking among damaged buildings on a street filled with debris near the ancient Umayyad Mosque, in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
A cease-fire deal between rebels and the Syrian government in the city of Aleppo effectively collapsed on Wednesday, with fighter jets resuming deadly air raids over the opposition’s densely crowded enclave in the east of the city.

Trump selects Rick Perry as energy secretary; Sen. Patty Murray indicates her opposition

Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7:58 a.m.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, enters Trump Tower with Trump aide Madeleine Westerhout, before meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in New York. (Kathy Willens / AP)
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his selection of former campaign rival Rick Perry to be the country’s next secretary of energy. In a statement early Wednesday on his decision, Trump said that Perry, a former governor of Texas, had led his state through “a sustained period of economic growth and prosperity” by developing its energy resources and infrastructure.

Trump’s business ties span far and wide

Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 6:20 a.m.

In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
Donald Trump says his business is “great,” and you’ll have to trust him on that. One of the few things an outsider can know for sure is that it’s a complex and opaque hodgepodge of an empire scattered around the globe.

22 of Guantanamo’s 59 prisoners are now cleared to go

Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 4:17 a.m.

In this 2008 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, the sun rises over Camp Delta detention compound, which has housed foreign prisoners since 2002, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, in Cuba. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)
With the clock ticking toward a possible halt in detainee transfers, the Pentagon disclosed Tuesday that the Obama administration parole panel has cleared another Yemeni “forever prisoner” – raising to 22 the number of captives who could be gone by the time President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo

Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:50 p.m.

The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface while holding a sign referring to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Trump rewards Michigan party chair with national role

Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:38 p.m.

In this March 3 file photo, Ronna Romney McDaniel, the Michigan Republican Party chair, speaks before a Republican presidential primary debate in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)
President-elect Donald Trump wants Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to be national party chairwoman, in part as a reward for the party carrying Michigan for the first time in 28 years.

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