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Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday, as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.

George Soros, Mastercard to partner to aid migrants, refugees
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status.

Obama says reducing leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term serves justice
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets.

Virginia inmate executed despite arguments against drug 'cocktail'
(Reuters) - A Virginia inmate was executed on Wednesday for murdering two young sisters during a 2006 killing spree, after the Supreme Court denied a stay request despite his argument that the use of compounded lethal drugs violated his constitutional rights.

CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans
LANGLEY, Va. (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, updating the rules for the information age and publishing them in full for the first time.

Father files suit against police in California for son's fatal shooting
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The father of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man shot to death by police in Southern California last year, has filed a lawsuit against the officer involved and his department, accusing them of unjustly killing his son who was suffering from a mental breakdown.

'Matriarch' gorilla at Miami zoo dies at age of nearly 50
(Reuters) - Zoo Miami's aging "matriarch" gorilla, Josephine, reported to be the grandmother of a male silverback slain in Cincinnati when a young boy fell into its enclosure, died on Wednesday just before reaching the age of 50.

Ex-president George H.W. Bush moved to intensive care; wife hospitalized

U.S Army to begin environmental study of Dakota pipeline

Chicago police officer charged with murder in off-duty shooting