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$1M buys a lot of access at Trump inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural committee expects to raise as much as $75 million in private donations to fund lavish balls, private parties, concerts and other events. That would shatter a record set in 2009 by President Barack Obama, who took in $53 million in donations from businesses, special interests and private citizens.

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Video highlights from Trump's press conference

President-elect Donald Trump held his first post-election press conference Wednesday morning. Here are video highlights arranged by topic, and, in case you have a little more than a hour to spare, you’ll also find the entire “presser.”

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Warnings, thanks in Obama farewell

The president began his farewell oration by saying "tonight it is my turn to say thanks." His deeper mission of the address, it became clear, was to minister to his flock and inspire them at a tough moment to hold onto their ideals and passion and keep fighting the good fight. 

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