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Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., last month. Drew Angerer /Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

The chief executive of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and of increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.

Retired coal miners could face the loss of health benefits if Congress doesn't implement a fix by Friday. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.

Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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Protesters carry a portrait of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during a rally against Park in central Seoul on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched in Seoul for the sixth straight week on December 3, to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

South Korea To Vote On Impeachment Of Scandal-Stricken President

A corruption scandal has destroyed public support for President Park Geun-hye; her approval rating has fallen to 4 percent. Now the legislature prepares for a vote on her impeachment.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says she's happy with some of the progress made in the city, but it needs more funding to continue replacing water pipes. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

Almost one year has passed since Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency. Water lines are being replaced, but residents are still relying heavily on bottled water and filters.

In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

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Members of the Iraqi forces watch Donald Trump giving a speech after his election win. They are part of the ongoing military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, which Trump has vowed to destroy. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The Challenges Trump Will Face In Confronting Radical Islam

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make war on "radical Islam." It could mean a major — and risky — escalation of the counterterrorism policies favored by his White House predecessors.

The Challenges Trump Will Face In Confronting Radical Islam

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South African surfer and sailor Chris Bertish practices in his 20-foot stand-up paddleboard, just days prior to his launch on Tuesday. Alan van Gysen/Courtesy of The SUP Crossing hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

A Surfer And His Paddleboard Embark On A Lonely Trans-Atlantic Voyage

South African Chris Bertish has set out from the coast of Africa with the intent to become the first person to cross the Atlantic alone on a stand-up paddleboard — though he's not the first to try.

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Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

A Marine-turned-cop was fired after he did not shoot a man who had a gun. His Marine training led him to believe there wasn't clear hostile intent; his bosses say he risked other officers' lives.

Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

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The remains of a business in Gatlinburg, Tenn., smolder on Nov. 29, after a devastating wildfire damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and killed at least 14 people. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Juveniles Charged With Arson In Deadly Tennessee Wildfire

The fire in East Tennessee that began last month has killed at least 14 people and caused widespread destruction in the town of Gatlinburg. Two minors have been arrested and might be tried as adults.

One month after winning a seat in Minnesota's legislature, Ilhan Omar says she was assailed in a cab ride to her hotel from the White House. Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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History-Making Somali-American Legislator Reports 'Hateful' Taunts In D.C.

Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to members of the media Sept. 9 at the Capitol. Reid is retiring after this Congress; he'll be succeeded as minority leader by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's Hopeful On Trump

Reid, who is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress, says he's still anxious about the president-elect, but "I have to say this — he's not as bad as I thought he would be."

As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's 'Hopeful' On Trump

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