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Read Obama's Thank You Note to America - VICE

Well, the day is here—Thursday marks President Obama's final day in office before passing the keys to the White House (and the country) off to Donald Trump.<p>But before he and his family leave 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Obama wrote a few parting words directly to the American people on the White House …

Entertainment

'Access' to buying insurance is not health coverage

A signature exchange early in the first Senate hearing Wednesday for Rep. Tom Price in his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services Secretary illustrates a lot about our still damaged healthcare system, and how it could now get much worse.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose call to expand …

Health Care

Schaeuble says you can't make America greater with less leadership

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Incoming U.S. president Donald Trump cannot deliver on his promise to make America greater if Washington provides less global leadership, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.<p>"I heard from the …

Germany

Canada's Most Dangerous U.S. Import? Currency Strength - Bloomberg

In perhaps his most pointed comments on the Canadian dollar, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said Wednesday that the loonie's correlation to …

Business (Canada)

The Last Day - As The Door Slams Shut

This is it. This is the last day of the Obama Administration and its policies. These are the final hours of "what has been."<p>Today is:<p>"THE END."<p>"Do …

Trump Tower

Don’t Assume Canada Will Rally With U.S., Poloz Warns Investors - Bloomberg

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has a message for those betting Canada’s economy will ride shotgun on the U.S. recovery: think again.<p>Canada’s …

Business (Canada)

Here's what President Bill Clinton said in his first inauguration speech

Bill Clinton became the first Democrat to serve as president in more than a decade when he took the oath of office on January 20, 1993.<p>Maya Angelou …

American History

From Sandy Hook to the ‘red line': Six officials talk about working for Obama, serving the country

Since launching “Cape Up” last August, I’ve not only introduced you to senior people in the Obama administration, but I’ve also tried to transform those bold-faced names into real people with heart and stories to tell. So, on this final day of the Obama presidency, I hope you will indulge one more …

World Politics

America's most expensive house is up for sale for $250 million

That's just over two hundred million pounds, people...<p>Have you ever wondered what a £200 million home might look like? Well, wonder no more because …

Real Estate

Former VA Doctor 'Candy Man' Agrees to Surrender Medical License

MADISON, Wis. — A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has agreed to surrender his medical …

U.S. Military

Indian Firms Fear Curbs on Skilled-Visa Workers Under Trump

NEW DELHI—President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t take office in Washington until Friday, but he is already forcing firms in India’s mammoth $108 billion technology-outsourcing industry to rethink their hiring practices in the U.S., their largest market.<p>While Mr. Trump has chastised U.S. firms for …

Employment Law

Kanye West Was Not Asked To Perform At "Typically And Traditionally American" Inauguration

“He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue… It’s going to be typically and traditionally American,” inauguration planner Tom Barrack said.<p>Inauguration planner Tom Barrack has revealed Kanye West was not asked to perform at Trump’s inauguration due to it being a …

Music

How Security Officials Are Working to Keep Donald Trump’s Inauguration Safe

Thousands of police officers who’ve arrived from around the country are getting their assignments from D.C. police. Dump trucks and buses are being …

Politics

Here's what President George W. Bush said in his first inauguration speech

George Walker Bush became the first president of the new millennium with a shorter transition time than most presidents enjoy.<p>Bush and outgoing Vice …

AOL

An Elegy for Obama

I am in mourning.<p>Advertisement<p>As the presidency of Barack Obama draws to a close, I keep thinking about a piece I wrote for <b>The Root</b> eight years ago …

African-American News

NM chief justice to step down after legislative session

New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels announced Thursday that he will be stepping down as chief justice after this legislative …

U.S. Supreme Court

RORC 600: Winning Ways

Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, and a host of yachts are lining up in hopes of taking line …

USA Compression Partners declares $0.525 dividend

USA Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) declares $0.525/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 11.39%<p>Payable Feb. 14; for …

Investing

Real Housewives star ‘honored’ to be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration

<b>Kathy Wakile</b>’s had quite a start to 2017.<p>On New Year’s Eve, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” castmate was a guest at the marriage of “RHONYC’s” …

Miami

Saudi's SABIC still optimistic over U.S. venture with Exxon

The CEO of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) says he remains upbeat on a proposed petrochemical venture in the U.S. with Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), …

Business

Spending Inauguration Day Sober

<i>An act of resistence in a world yearning for distraction</i><p>Tomorrow, the presidency of the United States of America will be turned over to Mr. Donald J. …

Mind

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Jimmy Garoppolo Trade Impacts Early

Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) tackles Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs …

Football (U.S.)

Seeking Truth For Your Investment Portfolio

Beware false narratives from the mainstream financial media.<p>The real reason why interest rates have risen in recent months.<p>The biggest risk facing …

Investing

Times Have Changed Since U.S. Last Named China a Currency Manipulator - Bloomberg

As President-elect Donald Trump considers his options to take on China over trade, he can’t dangle the same carrot a predecessor had more than two …

China

Mike Pence's Motorcade Strikes, Injures Officer

According to U.S. Secret Service, A D.C. Reserve Police Officer on duty was struck and injured by Vice President-Elect Mike Pence's motorcade in an …

Mike Pence

Well-known Louisiana lawmaker reveals his plan to wipe out state's big budget deficit

The leader of Louisiana's House Republican delegation is offering his proposal for closing a $304 million midyear deficit without needing a special …

Baton Rouge

Is Obama our first and last black president?

My father died in the fall of 2002, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In the spring of 2003, I was home in Chicago visiting my mother when a good friend invited me to go with him to a big, lavish dinner at a downtown hotel for a group he had represented as a lawyer. It would be a fun …

Democratic Party

How the U.S. Military Sees the Anti-ISIS Fight

A dispatch from Iraq<p>ERBIL, Iraq—There’s no welcome sign at this U.S. military base discreetly tucked into the corner of the Kurdistan International Airport in northern Iraq. It doesn’t even have a name. But it’s here. Thousands of troops are here, including Americans, Germans, Italians, Finns, and …

World Politics

Why America Has a “President” Instead of an “Exalted Highness”

In 1789, the year of George Washington’s election, America had spent six years recovering from the Revolutionary War and twice that amount of time …

American History

Obama suggests U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem could be 'explosive'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could have "explosive" results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has …

Israel