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Trump D.C. Hotel Contractors Say They're Owed Millions

Trump owes contractors millionsIn late October, just weeks ahead of the election, President-elect Donald Trump made a quick detour to Washington for the official opening of his new five-star hotel, just a few blocks from the White House.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Trump told the crowd that the two-year, roughly $200 million renovation project at the historic Old Post Office Building was done ahead of schedule and under budget, thanks to what he called an incredible team of people — "including hundreds of construction workers, electricians, maintenance workers and so many others who helped make this project a reality. They're really the important ones."

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Top U.S. ethics official: Trump's plan to hand over business control 'meaningless'

Top ethics official: Trump holdings deal meainglessThe top ethics official in the U.S. government on Wednesday dismissed President-elect Donald Trump's promise to cede day-to-day control of his businesses to family members as nothing more than a "meaningless" symbolic gesture.

Walter Shaub, chief of the Office of Government Ethics, a watchdog that monitors the federal government, told reporters that Trump's stated plan does hardly anything to address concerns about potential conflicts of interest he would face in the White House.

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The Increasingly Lonely Hope of Barack Obama

Obama syas good-byeYou can tell I’m a lame duck,” Barack Obama joked before his farewell address, on Tuesday night, in Chicago, “because nobody’s following instructions.”

This was a teasing reference to the unbridled whoop of cheers that had gone up as he’d appeared at the podium; despite his best efforts, the President couldn’t convince the twenty-thousand-person congregation of true believers and long-standing aides to quiet down and take a seat.

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Trump to hand over businesses to sons

Trump to hand businesses over to sonsPresident-elect Donald Trump is handing control of his business empire to his two adults sons and placing his assets into a trust in order to address conflict-of-interest concerns, he said Wednesday.

“These are just some of the many documents I have signed turning over complete and total control to my sons,” Trump said at a news conference at Trump Tower in New York, standing beside a stack of manila envelopes piled on a table.

Ethics experts had urged Trump to sell of his assets and place the proceeds into a blind trust, calling it the only way to remove any possible conflicts between his business empire and his presidency.

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Donald Trump blasts US intel for 'fake' Russia dossier

Donald Trump blasts intelUS President-elect Donald Trump has angrily denied reports that Russia had obtained compromising personal and financial information about him, calling it a "tremendous blot" on the record of the intelligence community if it had released such material.

In his first media conference since winning the November 8 election, Trump called the allegations "phony" and attacked news organisations for publishing the material.

"It's all fake news," Trump said on Wednesday. "It didn't happen," he added.

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FBI head Comey: Russia didn't circulate findings from hacks on GOP groups, campaigns

James ComeyFBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that Russian hackers were able to penetrate various Republican political groups and campaigns but chose to not share the information the way they did with materials hacked from Democratic groups.

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to discuss the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and senior Democratic party operatives, Comey, in his first public appearance since the election, revealed that "there were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly at the state level on the Republican side of the aisle, and some limited penetration of old RNC domains."

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Restaurants run by labor secretary nominee report 'disturbing' rates of sexual harassment

Andrew PuzderTwo-thirds of female fast food workers at restaurants operated by Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s controversial nomination for US labor secretary, experienced sexual harassment at work, a rate much higher than the industry average, a stinging advocacy survey has claimed.

Many female workers, according to the research conducted by Restaurant Opportunities Center (Roc) United, have been harassed by customers referencing the highly sexualised advertising campaigns Puzder has championed as CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of chains including Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s.

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