'Obama Out': President ending reign as pop culture king

WASHINGTON (AP) — From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents' dinner, Barack Obama ruled as America's pop culture president.

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Report: Food stocks low in southern Haiti in wake of storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in southern Haiti are facing food shortages three months after Hurricane Matthew destroyed crops and livestock in the region, an international aid organization said Wednesday.

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Minnesota man drowns in Puerto Rico trying to save stepson

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 61-year-old Minnesota man who was a longtime employee at Public Radio International drowned in Puerto Rico while trying to save his stepson, officials said Wednesday.

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Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama's cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press