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Trump skeptical of Obama’s political boast

- The Washington Times

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at President Obama’s political prowess Tuesday, pointing out that Mr. Obama couldn’t sway voters in key battleground states during the presidential campaign.

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Editor who pushed for justice in civil rights killings dies

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Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the 84-year-old was announced by the newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, that he once published.

Warren Beatty, from left, reveals "Moonlight" as the actual winner of best picture as Jordan Horowitz embraces Barry Jenkins at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun?

- Associated Press

Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Oscar history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of winner Emma Stone holding her statuette. "Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!" the tweet read.

Wilbur Ross confirmed as Trump's commerce secretary

- Associated Press 29 minutes ago

The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.

Arkansas lawmakers approve new limits on open records law

Associated Press

Arkansas lawmakers have approved bills that would limit public access to government records, including measures keeping security information about the state Capitol and the Governor's Mansion secret.

House agrees to tax break aimed at new Amazon hub

Associated Press

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at giving online retailer Amazon a tax break on the purchase of jet fuel as part of its decision to locate a major air hub in northern Kentucky.