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  • The freshly-inaugurated Trump administration has halted a cut to the FHA mortgage insurance premium that Obama's team announced during his final days in office.

    Trump administration suspends mortgage premium rate cut

    The freshly-inaugurated Trump administration has halted a cut to the FHA mortgage insurance premium that Obama’s team announced during his final days in office. The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday that the reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out government-backed home loans has been “suspended indefinitely.” The cut, at a quarter of a percentage point, would have saved homeowners an average of $500 this year, according to the Federal Housing Administration. Borrowers […]

  • Protesters demonstrate at the 58th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

    Thousands gather to protest Trump’s agenda at Women’s March on Washington

    WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump settles in for his first full day at the White House, tens of thousands of women are poised to descend on Washington to protest his agenda and demand their voices be heard by the new administration. After a day of grandeur, pomp and circumstance for Trump, buses and planes of protesters arrived in the nation’s capital Friday night and Saturday morning — a reminder of the rancor and anger fueled by the spirited 2016 […]

  • US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House on Jan. 20, 2017. (Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump signs executive order to ‘ease burden’ of Obamacare before repeal

    WASHINGTON– Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The multi-part executive order stated that the administration’s official policy is “to seek the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act — but at the same time emphasized that his administration must continue to uphold the law. With his signature, Trump sent a powerful signal on […]

  • (L to R) President Donald Trump and retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    President Trump’s first two Cabinet members confirmed by Senate

    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s first Cabinet members Friday, formally approving his defense secretary and secretary of homeland security. The final vote to confirm retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense was 98-1. New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the only senator to vote against him, with Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions — Trump’s pick for attorney general — abstaining. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly similarly sailed through for Homeland Security, though […]

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    Hundreds arrested near Donald Trump’s inauguration as protests continue

    WASHINGTON — Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at police near Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday in Washington. At least two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital for undetermined injuries after run-ins with protesters, DC Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo told CNN. Acting DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said all of the injuries to police officers are considered minor and non-life threatening […]

  • Donald Trump takes the oath of office

    Donald Trump and Mike Pence take oath of office to become America’s new leadership

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday with former Indiana Governor Mike Pence becoming the 48th Vice President. In front of a crowd of politicians, dignitaries and the American people, Trump struck a conciliatory note during his inaugural address, pledging that America is a country for all. He railed against politicians who profited while leaving regular people behind. He again recounted his famed campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” “January 20, 2017, […]

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    ISIS destroys part of Roman amphitheater in Palmyra

    (CNN) — ISIS fighters have destroyed part of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra, according to Syrian state news. Syrian news agency SANA reported that “ISIS destroyed the facade of the Roman theater and the Tetrapylon in the ancient city of Palmyra.” Syrian state news also reported that 12 civilians were executed by ISIS militants in Palmyra on Thursday. ISIS first seized control of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in May 2015. Syrian regime forces managed […]

  • DALLAS, TX - APRIL 25:  (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) (L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The Bush library, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and four million digital photographs, will be opened to the public on May 1, 2013. The library is the 13th presidential library in the National Archives and Records Administration system.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Letters Bill Clinton and George W. Bush wrote to their successors released on eve of inauguration

    WASHINGTON — On the eve of President Barack Obama handing off the reins of power to his successor, Donald Trump, the George W. Bush Presidential Library has released the letters that former President Bill Clinton and Bush penned to their successors. The library on Thursday released the notes the 42nd and 43rd presidents wrote on the final day of their presidencies, a ritual that Obama will fulfill on Friday. Both Clinton and Bush congratulated their successors and remarked on the […]

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    Washington prepares for Donald Trump’s inauguration

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has arrived in Washington — and he’s going to be here for at least four years. The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office Friday, is finally taking hold. At noon Friday, the most divisive campaign in recent history — and a similarly contentious transition period, marked by Trump’s attacks on Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and dozens of House Democrats saying […]

  • Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

    Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to US

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States, according to a statement by the Mexican Foreign Ministry. Mexican authorities had planned to turn Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel, over before Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a US official told CNN’s Evan Perez. Guzman and other cartel leaders were indicted in 2009 in US District Court in Brooklyn, New York, on charges of conspiring to import more than 264,000 pounds of cocaine into […]