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Steven Mnuchin Says Tax Laws Have to Be 'Simpler and More Effective'

KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, faced tough questioning at his confirmation hearing Thursday, as members of the Senate Finance Committee grilled him on his role in IndyMac, the failed bank that was seized by the U.S. government, and his stance on sanctions.“In the press, it has been said that I ran a foreclosure machine,” Mnuchin said at the start of his hearing.He insisted that he made efforts to keep people in their homes by providing 100,000 loan ...

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Suspected Orlando Cop Killer Curses at Judge in Court

Orlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Suspected cop killer Markeith Loyd -- who was caught Tuesday after a nine-day manhunt in Orlando, Florida -- cursed at the judge in a profanity-laced first appearance in court Thursday morning.Loyd, who was wanted for allegedly killing Master Sgt. Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department this month, was in court Thursday charged with killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December. He told the judge he wants to represent himself in the court proceedings involving Dixon’s alleged murder. Loyd ...

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Court Records: Teen Who Was Kidnapped as a Baby Knew About Abduction

ABC News/Jacksonville Sheriff's Office(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The South Carolina woman accused of kidnapping a newborn baby from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 allegedly admitted to the crime over a year ago, according to court documents obtained by ABC News. Moreover, the stolen child knew she had been abducted, the documents showed.Gloria Williams, 51, allegedly abducted Alexis Manigo on July 10, 1998, just hours after she was born at a Jacksonville hospital and raised the girl as her own in South Carolina. Williams allegedly ...

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Trump's Treasury Secretary Pick Steven Mnuchin Defends His Role in IndyMac

KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary, began his Senate confirmation hearing by defending his role in the thousands of foreclosures by Independent National Mortgage Corporation, also referred to as "IndyMac.""In the press, it has been said that I ran a ‘foreclosure machine,’” Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee.He insisted that he made efforts to keep people in their homes by providing 100,000 loan modifications.“I felt great empathy for the thousands of Americans who lost their home because of ...

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Mike Pence Says Transition Finished 'On Schedule and Under Budget'

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President-elect Mike Pence said that the transition team finished their job "on schedule and under budget," borrowing a line that President-elect Donald Trump has used in discussing his real estate projects."We will actually return some 20 percent of taxpayer funding back to the U.S. Treasury," Pence said.Pence thanked supporters and members of the transition team for getting as many jobs in place as they could ahead of the inauguration."We focused ... on a Day 1, a Day 100 and a Day 200 ...

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Serena Williams Moves on to Third Round of Australian Open

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Serena Williams advanced to the next round of the Australian Open Thursday, beating her opponent in two straight sets.The No. 2 seed defeated Lucie Safarova in the second round, 6-3, 6-4. Williams, 35, will next face Nicole Gibbs.Should Williams continue her winning streak and take the title in Melbourne, she will break her tie with Steffi Graf and become the leader in major wins in the Open era with 23 Grand Slam titles.Williams tied Graf with her 22nd ...

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Trump Names Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President-elect Donald Trump tapped former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for secretary of agriculture, the last appointee named to Trump's proposed Cabinet.“I am proud and honored to be joining President-elect Trump’s administration as his Secretary of Agriculture,” Perdue said in a statement released by the Trump transition team Thursday. “Beginning as a simple Georgia farm boy, making sure Americans who make their livelihood in the agriculture industry are thriving is near and dear to my heart, and I’m going to champion ...

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“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”

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UT Health Logo Healthy New Year: A Happier New You

At the start of every new year we tell ourselves that this time we really mean it. We’re going to lose weight, quit smoking and in general start taking better care of ourselves. And then the year goes by and by the next New Year’s Day, we’re right where we started.
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