Trump embroiled in feud with Indiana labor boss
President-elect Donald Trump has touched off his latest feud, sparring with a labor boss in Indianapolis as he attempts to demonstrate to the American public how his deal-making prowess saved jobs of union members. The fight escalated Wednesday night ...
Donald Trump Picks Twitter Fight With Union Local Chief in IndianaNew York Times
Why Trade Deficits MatterThe Atlantic
Carrier union leader: Trump's attack means I'm doing my jobUSA TODAY
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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
NEW YORK — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to ...
US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 yearsBBC News
U.S. life expectancy declines for 1st time since 1993NOLA.com
Life Expectancy In US Drops For First Time In Decades, Report FindsNPR
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Trump picks Scott Pruitt to head EPA
(CNN) Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, his former campaign manager told reporters Wednesday. "Attorney General Pruitt has great qualifications and a good ...
Trump names Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPAWashington Post
GOP senator: Congress will 'undo the damage' from ObamaThe Hill
Trump Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPANPR
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Los Angeles Times

Powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Northern California coast
Los Angeles Times
A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Thursday morning. The quake occurred about 100 miles off the coast of Eureka around 6:50 a.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The depth of the quake was ...
Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California CoastCBS Local
Magnitude-6.5 earthquake reported off Northern CaliforniaFox News
6.5 quake strikes off the coast of Humboldt CountySFGate
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US jobless claims drop from five-month high
A sign seeking workers is seen at an Ulta store in Westminster, Colorado, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking. By Lucia Mutikani | WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a five-month ...
US Jobless Claims Decline Signals Still Healthy Labor MarketWall Street Journal
Applications for Jobless Benefits in U.S. Fell in Latest WeekBloomberg
Claims for US unemployment aid slide againU.S. News & World Report
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Super Mario Run hands-on: like Mario, just simpler
The Verge
A week ahead of the release Nintendo's first true smartphone game, Super Mario Run, we had a chance to spend a half-hour with the portable platformer. How does it feel? Surprisingly like a classic Mario game. Super Mario Run strips the core of a Mario ...
Super Mario Run races across social mediaCNET
You can play Super Mario Run on the iPhone right now, and we'll tell you howBGR
Watch The Late Show's Jimmy Fallon Freak Out Over Nintendo SwitchTIME
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Washington Post

Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment ...
All the President-Elect's GeneralsThe Atlantic
House conservatives welcome Trump's DHS pickWashington Examiner (blog)
Knowing the cost of war and of being unrealisticThe Boston Globe
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Washington Post

'Baloney': GOP congressman's striking defense of Russia's human rights record could preview what lies ahead
Washington Post
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who has emerged as a dark-horse pick for Donald Trump's secretary of state, tangled with a Yahoo News host Wednesday over whether Russia is a major human rights abuser. Rohrabacher's verdict: It's "baloney.".
GOP rep. accuses reporter of bias for being from Soviet UnionThe Hill
Yahoo anchor confronts Trump secretary of state candidate over Russian human rights abusesBusiness Insider
Secretary of state candidate Dana Rohrabacher thinks Russia's human rights violations are “baloney”Salon
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Huffington Post

British Spy Chief Says Islamic State Plotting Attacks As Russia Makes 'Desert' Of Syria
Huffington Post
Civil defense team members carry out search and rescue works after the war crafts belonging to the Syrian Army bombed the bazaar in the Etarib district of Aleppo, Syria on December 6, 2016. Islamic State militants are using turmoil sown by Russian ...
Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6BBC News
British spy chief: 'Highly organized' ISIS cells in Syria are plotting attacks in the UKBusiness Insider
Russia in Syria Sustains Terror Threat to U.K., Spy Chief SaysBloomberg
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The Verge

Microsoft is about to turn a phone into a real PC
The Verge
Microsoft is bringing a full version of Windows 10, complete with desktop app support, to ARM chipsets. The software giant demonstrated Windows 10 running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip today, complete with HD video playback, Adobe Photoshop ...
'Windows 10 on Qualcomm' is Microsoft's attempt to drag the PC into the 21st centuryZDNet
Microsoft's Latest Gamer-Changer: Windows 10 Runs On Qualcomm Snapdragon With Standard Windows AppsForbes
Why Future Microsoft PCs and Devices Will Use Qualcomm ChipsFortune
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