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Vice President-Elect Defends Trump's Unsubstantiated Claim of 'Millions' of Illegal Votes

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Vice President-elect Mike Pence defended President-elect Donald Trump's recent tweet claiming without evidence that "millions" of fraudulent votes were cast in the 2016 election."It's his right to express his opinion as President-elect of the United States," Pence told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on This Week on Sunday morning. "He’s going to say what he believes to be true, and I know he is always going to speak in that way as president."When pressed about whether he believes the claim is accurate, ...

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Italian PM Matteo Renzi to Resign After Referendum Defeat

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Sunday he will resign after a referendum defeat.Italians voted on a proposal that would attempt to streamline Italy's lawmaking process by reducing the powers of the Senate. Renzi had said the reforms would have cut the country's bureaucracy, but many saw the vote as a referendum on the prime minister's centrist government.Renzi said he would offer his resignation on Monday at a cabinet meeting."Good luck to us all," he said according to BBC.The ...

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At Least 33 Bodies Recovered in Oakland Warehouse Fire; Search Continues

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Searchers have recovered at least 33 bodies from a fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland, California, that housed artist studios and was hosting a dance party when the deadly blaze broke out, officials said Sunday.Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office warned that he anticipates that "the number of victims will rise" from a fire officials say may be the deadliest ever in Oakland. The search effort is expected to last for days, he said.Kelly called the 30 deaths "astronomical."Authorities are also ...

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Secretary of State Search 'Expanding,' Top Trump Adviser Says

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President-elect Donald Trump is reevaluating his search for one of his most crucial Cabinet positions, according to a top adviser.Former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters in Trump Tower Sunday that Trump will sit down in the coming days with candidates for the position outside of the four finalists the transition had narrowed it down to last week."That list is expanding because of at the moment there are no -- there's not a finite list of finalists only because he ...

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Army Corps Will Not Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(MANDAN, N.D.) -- The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army's Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced Sunday in a statement.The Army claimed in a statement that Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy based her decision on a need to explore "alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing."Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released a statement in support of the decision, saying ...

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What's Next for Cuba Following the Death of Fidel Castro

iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) -- With the death of Fidel Castro, the father of the Cuban revolution, many questions hang over the future of Cuba. President Raul Castro, Fidel's 85-year-old brother, has been leading the country since 2008 when Fidel stepped down. With the assistance of the Vatican and Canada, Raul Castro and President Obama announced negotiations toward thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba in 2014.But with only a year left in Raul Castro's presidency, what happens next for the island only 90 miles from the U.S.?ImmediatelyNot ...

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At Least 30 Bodies Recovered in Oakland Warehouse Fire; Search Continues

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Searchers have recovered at least 30 bodies from a fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland, California, that housed artist studios and was hosting a dance party when the deadly blaze broke out, officials said Sunday.Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office warned that he anticipates that "the number of victims will rise" from a fire officials say may be the deadliest ever in Oakland. The search effort is expected to last for days, he said.Kelly called the 30 deaths "astronomical."Authorities are also ...

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UT Health Logo High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

For a number of reasons, a very significant percentage of Americans have high blood pressure. Many aren’t even aware of it. Left untreated, high blood pressure can be a killer, but diagnosing it and prescribing medication isn’t all that needs to be done.
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