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Counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway prepares to go on the air in front of the White House in Washington, U.S
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'Alternative Facts'

President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway said White House press secretary Sean Spicer used "alternative facts" when he falsely called the crowds at Trump's swearing-in ceremony "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration"

2017. Washington DC. USA.  The Women's March on Washington, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Marchers Say They're Going to Stay Active in Politics

Almost every one of the dozens of demonstrators TIME interviewed at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., Saturday agreed on one thing: even if the Women's March was their first action to resist Donald Trump's presidency, it would not be their last

Women's March On Washington

A Million Women March Against Trump Worldwide

In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world to send President Donald Trump a message that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged

Madonna performs on stage during the Women's March rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington. Madonna, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Jake Gyllenhaal and feminist leader Gloria Steinem were just some of those Hollywood A-list celebrities in attendance at the march in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Madonna Defends Anti–Trump Speech at Women's March

Madonna has clarified a speech she delivered during the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. "I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context," she said

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Patriots And Falcons To Face Off at Super Bowl LI

Tom Brady and the Pats will make their seventh Super Bowl appearance of the Brady-Bill Belichick era. On Feb. 5 in Houston, New England will face the Atlanta Falcons, who blew out the Green Bay Packers 44-21

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Gambia's Exiled Leader 'Plundered' Coffers Before Ceding Power

A special adviser for the country's new president said that exiled former ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power. Following a dramatic refusal to concede power, Jammeh went into exile under mounting international pressure

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Samsung Announces What Caused the Galaxy Note 7 Fires

Samsung Electronics said that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. The announcement comes three months after the flagship phone was discontinued

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Severe Weather Hits Southeast U.S., Killing 18

A weekend of deadly weather in the Southeast killed 18 people and injured dozens more, authorities said, while residents along the Georgia-Florida line were bracing for more intense, fast-moving storms — including unusually strong "long track" twisters

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Italy Avalanche Survivors Recount Harrowing Ordeal

Some details of how at least nine have survived an avalanche in central Italy for days began emerging, through family, friends and rescuers. Nine were rescued alive from under the snow, while six were confirmed dead and 23 remain missing

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

2 Baseball Players Killed in Separate Car Crashes

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. Marte was driving a car during the crash, while it's not clear if Ventura was driving

Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund

American Odyssey Mudbound Captivates Sundance

Based on Hillary Jordan's 2008 novel "Mudbound," the film chronicles the lives of two families in the WWII-era SouthT. It premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival and had audiences raving, some already speculating about Oscar chances

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Neon Legend of Rock 'n' Roll Up for Bid

A bright neon marquee from the legendary L.A. rock 'n' roll club, Whisky a Go Go, is up for auction. The sign adorning the legendary club during the heyday of punk, new wave and grunge could fetch as much as $60,000