Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States; inauguration rioters set large blaze in Washington; Western Union forfeits $586 million to victims of massive fraud scheme, the Ninth Circuit says secret video wasn’t protected, and more.

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Trump’s Inauguration Day Arrives

Donald J. Trump awoke in Blair House Friday morning and a short time later headed to church. He will take the oath of office outside the Capitol at about noon today, becoming the 45th President of the United States. Already Friday morning, sporadic protests against Trump’s ascendancy to the White House have broken out around the National Mall, while thousands stream toward the Capitol to see history in the making.

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Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including 13 coal states suing the federal government to block enforcement of a clean water rule applied to streams; Donald Trump completes his cabinet with the selection of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary; Paul McCartney sues Sony Music in a bid to regain his rights to the Beatles’ catalog, and more.

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Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including Senate Democrats blast Education Secretary nominee Betsy Devos on her inexperience; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt concedes climate change is real, but stands by his criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency, which he will likely soon lead; the Supreme Court hears arguments on behalf of Muslim men rounded up after 9/11 who said their detention was the result of an unconstitutional national-security policy, and more.

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Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including a former “Apprentice” contestant sues President-elect Donald Trump for defamation; an Asian American rock band takes battle over offensive trademarks to the Supreme Court; Stanford University researchers find smartwatches can tell we’re sick before we can; President Barack Obama creates monuments to the Civil Rights era, and more.

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Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including the House GOP clearing the path for Obamacare reform; the Justice Department slamming Chicago for abuses of police power; timely press access promised in Manhattan state court; Takata Corp. agreeing to pay $1 billion for hiding deadly airbag defect, and more.

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House GOP Clears Path for Obamacare Repeal

Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a resolution to move forward with the GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a day after the Senate passed a similar measure. The House also approve a bill granting a one-time exception for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis so that he can run the Pentagon in the Trump administration.

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Takata to Pay $1 Billion for Hiding Airbag Defect

Takata Corp. on Friday agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud in concealing its sales of defective automotive airbag inflators, and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution. At the same time, federal prosecutors announced they’ve charged three former company executives in connection with the inflator scandal.

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