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DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice.

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Democrats open attack on Nikki Haley's inexperience for UN job

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is under consideration to be ambassador to the United Nations. Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will raise hard questions at Haley’s confirmation hearing Wednesday morning about whether she’s prepared to take on the role as United Nations ambassador, one of the United States’ leading voices on foreign policy, for a president-elect who has shown his disdain for the international body.

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NC congressman says he’ll go to Trump’s inauguration despite being ‘disgusted’

U.S. Rep. David Price, Democrat from Chapel Hill and Raleigh’s congressman, will be the only Democrat in North Carolina’s congressional delegation attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday Jan. 20, 2017. Price said Tuesday he’ll go but will wear a symbol of “respect” for Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who got in Trump’s twitter cross-hairs over the weekend after questioning Russia’s influence on the 2016 election and whether Trump is a legitimate president.

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Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration

DC marijuana (DCMJ), a pro-marijuana legalization group, plans to "gift" 4,000 joints on inauguration day on the streets of Washington, D.C., encouraging the public to light them up at the 4:20 mark of the new Trump administration. Marijuana activists fear the progress made on legalization and reform may be lost under a new Republican-led government.

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Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration

DC marijuana (DCMJ), a pro-marijuana legalization group, plans to "gift" 4,000 joints on inauguration day on the streets of Washington, D.C., encouraging the public to light them up at the 4:20 mark of the new Trump administration. Marijuana activists fear the progress made on legalization and reform may be lost under a new Republican-led government.
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Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration 1:43

Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration

U.S. Rep. John Lewis makes inspiring speech on Martin Luther King Day 1:26

U.S. Rep. John Lewis makes inspiring speech on Martin Luther King Day

'Pussy hats' will be worn at Women’s March in D.C. 2:25

'Pussy hats' will be worn at Women’s March in D.C.

Trump talks about Russia accusations, business dealings in first post-election press conference 5:01

Trump talks about Russia accusations, business dealings in first post-election press conference