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George W. Bush holds a press conference Dec. 17, 2000, where he named Alberto Gonzales chief White House lawyer, Condoleezza Rice (next to Bush) national security adviser and Karen Hughes (far right) counselor. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Politics

President-Elect Trump Breaks With Long History Of Press Conferences

Donald Trump hasn't held a press conference since July, opting instead for frequent tweets and the occasional interview. Presidents-elect typically, though, take questions from reporters within days.

Into the Labyrinth Aaron Parks
Peaceful Warrior Aaron Parks
Sustain BadBadNotGood
Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet
Midnight Terence Blanchard
Everglades Terence Blanchard
Jazz Influence Kondor

Ignacio Nicolas Campillo, director of a hops production facility in northern Spain, peels apart the flower of the hops plant, to reveal yellow powder inside. The powder is used to make beer. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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No Bitterness Here: Craft Beer Boom Boosts Spain's Hops Growers

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Para Ti Bobo, Willie Bobo et. al.
On The Road Agua Del Mar

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A Gang Killed A Guy With Ebola. Will They Agree To Be Quarantined?

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Thrown Kiasmos
Lit Kiasmos
When I'm Alone Eli Zacheus
Earthwork Theme Peter Mulvey and David Goodrich
Monk & The Great Potoo Peter Mulvey and David Goodrich
Uriel Joy Wants Eternity
From Embrace to Embrace Joy Wants Eternity

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President-Elect Trump Breaks With Long History Of Press Conferences

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Golden Feverkin & Koresma feat. Cuff Malloy
Dream Journal Feverkin
Fall Bicycle (The Album Leaf Remix) Lymbyc Systym

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Pipeline Spill Adds To Concerns About Dakota Access Pipeline

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Descent The Album Leaf
Images The Album Leaf
Shroud The Stars Max Tannone

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