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115th Congress to be sworn in on Tuesday

(CNN) - A new year; a whole new look in Washington. The 115th Congress will be sworn in on Tuesday. Republicans will continue to be in charge of both legislative houses. Once president-elect Donald Trump takes office, the new congress…

Samsung unveils 1st smartphone since Note 7 debacle

(CNN) - Samsung is looking to bounce back from its Galaxy Note 7 debacle. This is the 'galaxy a' smartphone. Samsung says it's a low-cost alternative to its popular Galaxy s line. Unlike other Samsung smartphones, the 'galaxy a' is…

M*A*S*H actor William Christopher dies

(CNN) - Actor William Christopher has died, his agent tells CNN. Christopher's agent says his wife was at his side when he died peacefully and without pain Saturday morning at his home in Pasadena, California. The actor had a small…

Obama to meet with Hill Democrats on Obamacare

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will head to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet with House and Senate Democrats. The lawmakers are trying to devise a plan to keep Obamacare in tact. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier this…

Bill Cosby's lawyers file to get trial moved

(CNN) - Bill Cosby's attorneys have filed a motion to change the venue of his criminal trial to another city in Pennsylvania. Attorneys argue that the tainted press coverage has already convinced Montgomery county of Cosby's guilt. The 79-year old…

Senate cafeteria workers stiffed $1M in wages

(CNN) - According to a new federal investigation; hundreds of U.S. Senate cafeteria workers were wrongfully denied over $1 million in wages. The U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that the company restaurant associates and a subcontractor had stiffed 674…

Ring in the New Year Safely and Responsibly

PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (December 30, 2016) — To help host safe celebrations this New Year’s Eve, the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation has released a new edition of The Great Pretenders Party Guide. This guide includes flavorful, nonalcoholic recipes from…

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

(CNN) - Tennis phenom Serena Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. A spokesperson for Ohanian says he popped the question while the two were vacationing in Rome. Williams first announced the news herself in a Reddit post on…

Amazon approved for patent for flying warehouses

(CNN) - Amazon may one day use blimps stocked with drones to get packages to customers. The e-commerce giant was approved for a patent in April for airborne warehouses that use drones to make deliveries. The patent describes how Amazon…

U.S responds to Russian hacks

(NBC News) President Obama followed through on Thursday with his planned response to Russia's involvement in the hacking of U.S. computers during the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Obama launched further economic sanctions against Russia, including expelling 35 Russian diplomats from…

Two dead in military chopper crash in Texas

La Porte, TX (KPRC) - A military helicopter crashed into Glaveston Bay in Texas on Wednesday, killing two soldiers. The Texas Army National Guard says the service members were participating in a routine training flight when their Apache helicopter went…

New Years Resolutions: How to Stick with It

(NBC News) The New Year usually comes with new resolutions, but change can be hard, especially once life goes back to normal after the holidays. To succeed with resolutions going forward sports psychologist Dr. Stephen Graef at Ohio State's Wexner…

Navy to commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

(CNN) - The USS Gabrielle Giffords is set to sail. The $475 million littoral combat ship is named in honor of the former Arizona Congresswoman who was shot in the head and badly wounded in 2011. San Diesgo will be…

Trump rejects Air Force One

(NBC News) President-elect Donald Trump spoke briefly to reporters staked out in the lobby of New York's Trump Tower Tuesday morning. It's the first time the president-elect has spoken to the group, who have followed the comings and goings of…

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