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By Steven Mufson, Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjian President-elect Donald Trump has picked as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, setting up a possible confrontation with members of his own party in the Senate, according to a person involved in the transition. Since Tillerson’s name emerged as a candidate for the post, leading…

By Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller WASHINGTON – The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with conn…

By Jerry Markon and Dan Lamothe  President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, turning to a blunt-spoken border security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to people familiar with the decision. Kelly, who…

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By Elise Viebeck and Karoun Demirjian President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an unconventional choice that underscores Trump’s willingness to forgo traditional policy expertise in some Cabinet positions to surround himself with allies. Carson, 65, who ran against Trump…

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By Kristine Guerra At least nine people are dead and 25 others missing following a fire Friday night during a concert inside a building in Oakland, California, officials said. The three-alarm fire was reported at about 11:30 p.m. at a building off 31st Avenue and International Boulevard, about three miles outside of downtown Oakland, according to the Oakland Police D…

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By Paul Kane WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump spent Sunday ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for joining a recount effort in Wisconsin, ending his day on Twitter by parroting a widely debunked conspiracy theory that her campaign benefited from massive voter fraud. As his senior advisers engaged in an escalating feud over who the next sec…

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By Amy B Wang In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday evening on CBS, President-elect Donald J. Trump said he planned to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants involved with crime quickly after his inauguration in January. “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lo…

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By Peter Holley, Wesley Lowery and Mark Berman A lone gunman killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, less than two weeks after the death of an African-American man at the hands of Baton Rouge police. The shootings occurred when police responded to a 911 call that a man dressed in black and armed with what appeared …