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President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower
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Investigation Continues Into Bombing In New York's Chelsea Neighborhood

Obama to Tout National Security Record in Tampa Speech

President Obama will travel to Tampa on Tuesday to deliver his last major national security speech as Commander-in-Chief. Obama will spend the bulk of the speech defending his military record and approach to counterterrorism, according to White House officials

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

Chinese Media Blasts Trump as 'Diplomatic Rookie'

Chinese media outlets have warned that Donald Trump is threatening healthy U.S.-China relations, on which "world peace and prosperity" depend, by behaving like a "diplomatic rookie" on issues like Taiwan, trade and the South China Sea

Grammy Surprises

The 9 Biggest Surprises at the 2017 Grammy Nominations

The announcement of the 2017 Grammy Awards nominees across 84 categories comes the usual set of snubs. As expected, Beyoncé, Drake and Adele cleaned up with multiple nominations each, but plenty of curveballs were thrown, too. Here are the biggest surprises

Parents Spend As Much Time on Screens As Teenagers

Parents of tweens and teens spend about nine hours per day using screens, according to a new report. And though they express many concerns about their kids’ relationships to technology, the vast majority see it as a force for good

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Oakland Warehouse Manager Deflects Blame for Fire

The man who ran the Oakland, Calif. warehouse that went up in flames late last week, killing at least 36 people, said he would rather be “trampled by the parents” of victims than answer questions about whether he is to blame for the tragedy

Republican presidential-elect Donald Trump in Ohio

Donald Trump Is Back on the Road

President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this “thank you” tour in North Carolina, less than a week after his return to rallies at an Ohio appearance that felt more like a raucous campaign stop than a traditional speech by a president-to-be


Poland's Top Court Rules Against Polanski Extradition

Poland's Supreme Court has upheld a refusal to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. if he enters Poland. The Oscar-nominated director is wanted in the U.S. in a nearly 40-year-old case involving sex with a minor


EU's Brexit Negotiator: U.K. Has Only 18 Months

Michel Barnier, who will be the European Union's chief negotiator with Britain over the country's exit from the bloc, says that talks may only last 18 months, not 24 given formal procedures linked to the process, like parliamentary approvals

Military veterans huddle together to hold a United States flag against strong winds during a march to a closed bridge outside the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Dec. 5, 2016.

What’s Next for Dakota Pipeline

While the Obama administration's decision not to approve a key permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline is a victory for those gathered in North Dakota by the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, the long struggle to block the pipeline remains far from over

A baby looks at an armed member of a police SWAT team during a drug raid, in Manila

Philippine Police Have a '97% Kill Ratio' In Drug Shoot-Outs

A shocking study of 51 drug raids conducted by Philippines National Police casts grave doubt on the official line that officers open fire in self-defense and has prompted scathing criticism from a special investigator at the Philippine Commission on Human Rights

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers a speech to announce his bid to become the Socialist presidential candidate in the 2017 presidential elections, at the town hall of Evry, south of Paris, on December 5, 2016.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Steps Down

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president in next year's election and was replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a man who embodies the fight against Islamic extremism

100 Photos

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The Most Influential Images of All Time

Explore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience