Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act
The 21st Century Cures Act that gained congressional approval on Wednesday has been championed as a way to speed up drug development, but it’s also the most significant piece of mental health legislation since the 2008 law requiring equal insurance …
Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act, boosting research and easing drug approvalsWashington Post
US Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health billReuters
Senate Passes Sweeping 21st Century Cures Act Funding
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Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly picked to head Department of Homeland Security
Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, turning to a blunt-spoken border-security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close …
Donald Trump Picks John Kelly, Retired General, to Lead Homeland SecurityNew York Times
John F. Kelly to be Trump’s DHS chiefWashington Times
Trump’s pick Gen. John Kelly can sort out Obama’s mess at DHSThe Hill (blog)
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TIME’s Person of the Year: Everything You Need to Know
Every year, TIME names the person (or people) who wielded the most influence in the previous 12 months. This year, TIME’s editors decided on President-elect Donald Trump. Each year, readers have questions about how the Person of the Year was chosen.
Trump named Time’s person of the yearPolitico
Donald Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the YearNew York Daily News
Donald Trump named TIME’s Person of the YearThe Boston Globe
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CBS News

Plane with some 47 people on board crashes in north Pakistan
ISLAMABAD A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country on Wednesday, police and the civil aviation authority said. PIA said a plane bound for the capital, Islamabad, from
Pakistan Passenger Plane Carrying Dozens Goes Missing En Route to
Search underway for Pakistan plane reported missing with more than 40 aboardWashington Post
Pakistani plane with dozens aboard crashesNew York Post
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Nearly 100 killed, hundreds hurt as quake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh
PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia Nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia on Wednesday when a strong earthquake hit its Aceh province and rescuers used earth movers and bare hands to search for survivors in scores of toppled buildings.
Indonesia Earthquake Kills Almost 100, Teams Scramble for
‘Frantic’ Search For Survivors After Earthquake In Indonesia Kills Nearly 100NPR
Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scoresAtlanta Journal Constitution
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75 years ago, what if Japan never attacked Pearl Harbor?
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Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The “date which shall live in infamy” — as President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously put it — prompted the American entry into the war, subdued an …
Pearl Harbor: 5 survive; 2 will join fallen USS Arizona shipmatesUSA TODAY
A Pearl Harbor survivor spent decades trying to forget it. Then one man got him talking.Los Angeles Times
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Bob Dole’s law firm was paid $140000 by Taiwan to lobby Donald Trump
President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial phone call with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen was orchestrated by former senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. Dole, now a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird, was paid $20,000 …
Bob Dole Worked Behind the Scenes on Trump-Taiwan CallNew York Times
Dole lobbied Trump’s team on Taiwan for monthsPolitico
Bob Dole’s law firm was paid $140000 to lobby Trump on behalf of TaiwanBusiness Insider
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Ohio General Assembly approves “Heartbeat Bill,” sends it to Kasich for signature
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, pictured during a meeting in the Oval Office in September, was sent a bill late Tuesday by the Ohio State Assembly that would all but outlaw abortion in the state if he signs it, making abortion illegal after a fetal heartbeat
‘Heartbeat bill’: Ohio lawmakers pass controversial…Atlanta Journal Constitution
Ohio lawmakers pass ‘heartbeat’ billDayton Daily News

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Economic Times

‘Detailed’ Brexit plan demanded by Labour ahead of vote
BBC News
Labour will demand the government publishes a “pretty detailed” negotiating plan when MPs debate the UK’s Brexit strategy later. MPs are expected to vote in favour of the government’s timetable, of starting formal talks by the end of March, while also
Brexit: We will not vote to force Theresa May to reveal her plans, says group of Labour MPs – because it’s a ‘trap’The Independent
Labour rebels refuse to back Tory amendment on Brexit motionThe Guardian
Brexit timetable vote: Has Theresa May really ‘caved in’?The Week UK
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Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump Chooses Defense Chief With Professional Success, Divergent Views
Wall Street Journal
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, named as President-elect Donald Trump’s defense secretary, doesn’t agree with his presumptive new boss on every issue of national security policy. But he encompasses traits the incoming commander-in-chief evidently …
Must-pass spending bill includes money for Flint and path for Mattis confirmationWashington Post
Trump to supporters: ‘Reject the failed approaches of the past’Miami Herald
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