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AP Top Political News at 9:55 a.m. EST

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years....

Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct....

Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader....

Trump's America: Families differ as Reagan country changes
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) -- The week after Donald Trump was elected president, Dr. Mai-Phuong Nguyen and two dozen other Vietnamese-Americans active in liberal causes gathered in a circle of folding chairs, consoling one another about an America almost beyond comprehension....

The Latest: Putin says Obama administration targeting Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

Trump's America: Switching sides in struggling Pa. county
PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) -- Towns along the Susquehanna River are filled with people whose grandparents worked in coal mines, garment factories and small manufacturing companies. But those jobs are long gone in Luzerne County, and Wilkes-Barre, the county seat, has seen its population drop by more than half. Dozens of public officials have fallen to scandal....

Iran says Trump's talk on nuclear deal is 'mainly slogans'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans."...

China's Xi defends trade as Beijing seeks bolder global role
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday trumpeted the need for free trade and urged the world to "say no to protectionism," delivering a strong rebuke to isolationist tendencies that helped fuel Donald Trump's presidential election victory....

Women's march in DC an echo of the past
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power....

DeVos likely to push school choice as education secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration....

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