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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

Mulvaney will succeed John Kelly in the role — for now.

World leaders are trying to make a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump

The US sent a delegation to a climate conference to promote coal, but other countries are still working on forging an agreement.

New tension between Flynn and Mueller as Flynn’s sentencing approaches

Flynn’s lawyers implied he was railroaded. Mueller’s team says, not so.

Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and discredit investigation of President Trump

The indicted former campaign manager worked with the president to undermine federal law enforcement.

Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades

A Reuters report caused the stock to tank.

Migrant girl dies of dehydration in Border Patrol’s custody

The 7-year-old "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days."

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"The House That Jack Built" opens in select theaters across the country today, but it’s not the version director Lars von Trier wanted you to see. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) put the kibosh on the director’s cut. Some say it’s censorship, but Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson explains how the MPAA is trying to save Hollywood from itself.

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Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl is officially stepping down on December 31

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