Cherokee Nation attorney general OKs same-sex marriage

Gay pride rainbow flag, June 2015

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A ban on same-sex marriage involving members of the Cherokee Nation was overturned by the tribe's attorney general in an opinion issued Friday.

Trump announces Dow CEO as head of America Manufacturing Council

Andrew Liveris

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Donald Trump announced Friday at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris will head the American Manufacturing Council in his…

Government stays open, funding bill clears key hurdle in Senate

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The Senate late Friday cleared a bill to fund the government through the end of April, narrowly averting a shutdown.

The 63-36 vote came just before a midnight…

URGENT - Senate passes government funding bill, beating midnight deadline

(CNN) -- The Senate cleared a bill late Friday to fund the government through the end of April, narrowly averting a shutdown. The 63-36 vote came shortly…

Mick Jagger's family just got a lot more complicated

Mick Jagger, July 2015 concert

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OK, it's cool to be Mick Jagger. He's the ultimate rock star, still fronting the Rolling Stones when most of his contemporaries are in quiet retirement.

But…

Breakdancing added to Youth Olympic Games for 2018

Breakdancing is moving from the streets to the Olympics.

The spinning, twisting style of street dance is one of three new sports added to the 2018 Youth…

Trump on 'lock her up' chant: 'Now we don't care'

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Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't care about prosecuting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, after attendees at his rally chanted "lock her up."

After the fires, Gatlinburg reopens for business

Gatlinburg returns to business

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The Smoky Mountains resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, had a message Friday for the world: We are open -- and back in business.

Donald Trump will remain EP on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Donald Trump will remain as an executive producer on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," even while serving as president of the United States.

Female suicide bombers kill 31 in Nigeria

Lagos Nigeria

CNN

Twin bombings killed at least 31 people at a market in Madagali, Nigeria, on Friday in an apparent suicide attack carried out by two females, a military…

Trump taps CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. as labor secretary

Andrew Puzder

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President-elect Donald Trump has picked Andrew Puzder, the head of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast food restaurants, as his nominee for Labor…

Secret Santa pays off $46K in layaway at PA Walmart

Not all Christmas surprises come in large packages. Some of the biggest ones can come in the simplest phone call.

When Ryan Kennedy, Walmart store manager in…

Opinion: US can't hide death penalty barbarity

The United States is bumbling its way toward the bitter end of the death penalty. As the numbers of executions fall every year, the state-ordered deaths that…

NAACP president: Trump team has reached out

The president and chief executive of the NAACP says the Trump transition team has reached out to the organization.

"We've heard from the transition office.…

JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears sued over misleading prices

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Ever wonder just how good that sale price is?

Turns out, some deals might not be as good as they look.

The Los Angeles city attorney is suing four major…

Opinion: The 'Heartbeat Law' should worry you

Ohio just passed legislation that would effectively outlaw abortion -- even though it's an established, constitutionally-protected right. Those two things…

Inauguration protesters to be barred from National Mall, other sites

Cherry blossoms, Washington Monument

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Activists planning the "Women's March on Washington" and those protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump won't be able to do so near some of DC's most iconic…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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