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Russian interference in election a ‘hostile act,’ John Kerry says in PBS NewsHour interview

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday called Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. election a “hostile act,” though he would not speculate on other reports that senior Russian officials celebrated President-elect Donald Trump’s win. Show More Summary

WATCH: Congress certifies Donald Trump’s victory

Congress certified Donald Trump's presidential victory Friday over the objections of a handful of House Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden pronouncing, "It is over." House Democrats objected to the votes from at least 10 states,...Show More Summary

5 dead, 8 injured in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Authorities haven't officially identified the suspect, but it's been widely reported that his name is Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Army National Guard veteran who lived in Anchorage, Alaska. Continue reading ? The post 5 dead, 8 injured in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tilikum, orca whose behavior influenced change at SeaWorld, has died

Tilikum gained international attention when he killed his trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of a live audience at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. The incident sparked a public conversation about whether orcas, also known as killer whales, should remain in captivity. Show More Summary

House Democrats plan to raise objections during Electoral College vote count

They could slow the process, but they don't have the votes to prevent Donald Trump from winning. Continue reading ? The post House Democrats plan to raise objections during Electoral College vote count appeared first on PBS NewsHour...

A snapshot of the new laws that take effect in 2017

Eighteen states raised the minimum wage. California broadened restrictions on cellphone use for drivers. Continue reading ? The post A snapshot of the new laws that take effect in 2017 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: First lady Michelle Obama’s final White House speech

First lady Michelle Obama will honor the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in her final speech at the White House. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: First lady Michelle Obama’s final White House speech appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GOP plan to repeal ACA now, replace later is ‘reckless,’ says Obama

In an opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Obama sought to dispel the notion that Republicans could fulfill their campaign promises to gut the Affordable Care Act immediately without risking devastating consequences for consumers. Show More Summary

Trump on border wall: Mexico will pay us back for ‘sake of speed’

President-elect Donald Trump's tweet came as top aides consider a plan to ask Congress to ensure money is available in U.S. coffers for the wall, but to rely on existing law that already authorizes fencing and other technology along the southern border. Show More Summary

Trump to get briefing on classified report on Russia, election hacking

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey are preparing to point to multiple motives for Moscow's alleged meddling as they brief Trump on their classified report Friday in New York. Show More Summary

Trump deposed in civil lawsuit related to celebrity chef José Andrés

Just over two weeks from taking office, President-elect Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition stemming from a lawsuit he filed after a celebrity chef backed out of plans to open at a restaurant at one of his hotels. Continue reading ? The post Trump deposed in civil lawsuit related to celebrity chef José Andrés appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump may pursue border wall promise without new legislation

Under the evolving plan, the Trump administration would rely on existing legislation authorizing fencing and other technology along the southern border. Continue reading ? The post Trump may pursue border wall promise without new legislation appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New NASA missions to study ‘fossils’ of the solar system

Jupiter's Trojan asteroids are thought to be remnants of the material that formed the solar system's more distant planets. NASA plans to visit them in one of two upcoming missions. Continue reading ? The post New NASA missions to study ‘fossils’ of the solar system appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

AP source: Trump selects former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence

Coats is a conservative who spent 16 years in the Senate. He announced his retirement last year and did not seek re-election. Continue reading ? The post AP source: Trump selects former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ryan: GOP to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would slash federal dollars for Planned Parenthood as part of the GOP effort to repeal the health care law. Continue reading ? The post Ryan: GOP to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Why Obama’s last-minute pardons probably won’t include Manning, Bergdahl or Snowden

President Barack Obama is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before leaving office in two weeks, but don't expect many famous offenders to make the list. Continue reading ? The post Why Obama’s last-minute pardons probably won’t include Manning, Bergdahl or Snowden appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH LIVE: John Kerry to speak ahead of release of Russian hacking report

Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to speak at 2 p.m. ET from the State Department. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: John Kerry to speak ahead of release of Russian hacking report appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The nation’s birth rate declined in 2015, new data says

Research shows women gave birth to nearly 4 million babies in the U.S. in 2015, down 1 percent from a year earlier. This is a small, but noteworthy drop. Continue reading ? The post The nation’s birth rate declined in 2015, new data says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Nation’s first known ‘intersex’ birth certificate issued in New York City

New York City has issued what legal advocates believe to be the first birth certificate marked "intersex" to Sara Kelly Keenan, a resident of Santa Cruz. Continue reading ? The post Nation’s first known ‘intersex’ birth certificate issued in New York City appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

WATCH: Top U.S. intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking

The Armed Services Committee's cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed by the CIA and FBI directors on the investigation into Russia's alleged hacking efforts. Continue reading ? The post WATCH: Top U.S. intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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