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Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 03:20 PM CST

CPS to Force Staffers to Take 4 Unpaid Furlough Days

CPS to Force Staffers to Take 4 Unpaid Furlough Days

Chicago Public Schools announced Friday it’ll make all staffers take four unpaid furlough days this spring.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 05:05 PM CST

Pence to Be Sworn in by Clarence Thomas

Pence to Be Sworn in by Clarence Thomas

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be sworn in by conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during next Friday's inauguration. Thomas' role was included in the official program posted on the website...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:08 PM CST

Steve Harvey Meets With Trump

Steve Harvey Meets With Trump

Steve Harvey was invited by the Obama and Trump transition teams to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower earlier Friday.

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Washington's Bible, Lincoln's Hair: Inauguration Symbolism

Washington's Bible, Lincoln's Hair: Inauguration Symbolism

President Barack Obama used Abraham Lincoln’s and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bibles at his swearing in ceremony in 2013, two presidents used a chair George Washington sat in at his inaugural and George W. Bush...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 02:32 PM CST

John Lewis Doesn't See Trump as 'a Legitimate President'

John Lewis Doesn't See Trump as 'a Legitimate President'

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., does not believe Donald Trump was legitimately elected, telling NBC News in an exclusive interview Friday that he believes Russians "participated in helping this man get elected" and...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 07:18 PM CST

House Republican Summons Ethics Chief Over Trump Criticism

House Republican Summons Ethics Chief Over Trump Criticism

House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going after the federal ethics official who questioned Trump's potential conflicts of...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM CST

Obama's Legacy

Obama's Legacy

As Obama prepares to leave office, this series examines his impact on politics, policy, American life and the presidency.

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:44 AM CST

Read the Full DOJ Report on Chicago Police

Read the Full DOJ Report on Chicago Police

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced that it found the Chicago Police Department violated constitutional rights by engaging in a "pattern or practice of use of excessive force."

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:10 PM CST

Top Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia's Ambassador

Top Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia's Ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions...

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at 09:37 AM CST

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions From Cabinet Picks

Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions From Cabinet Picks

The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his choices have made contradicting the billionaire businessman's position...

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