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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump has named Mulvaney as his new chief of staff. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Trump picks Mulvaney to be next chief of staffPresident Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show.
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FILE - This Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia.  Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades of the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder. The report Friday, Dec. 14, 2018,  by the Reuters news service sent company shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst sell-off in 16 years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powderJohnson & Johnson reels on media report that it knew for decades about asbestos in its baby powder
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File-This May 24, 2018, file photo shows a Spirit Airlines passenger jet plane, an Airbus 319 model, approaching Logan Airport in Boston. Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a stunning turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago. The Transportation Department said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that 89 percent of Spirit's flights in October arrived on time, putting Spirit just ahead of frequent winner Hawaiian Airlines and Delta.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivalsSpirit Airlines, once the tardiest airline in America, tops the latest rankings for on-time flights
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn is relaxed and hopeful even as the possibility of prison looms when he's sentenced in the Russia probe Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The retired three-star general pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S. during President Donald Trump's White House transition. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fansFormer national security adviser Michael Flynn is days away from being sentenced on a felony charge that in different times might have brought an end to his career
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UNC System Board of Governors Harry Smith discusses with reporters in Chapel Hill, N. C., the rejection of a plan to build a $5.3 million structure to house a toppled confederate monument at the state’s flagship university. The board voted Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to take more time to study what to do with the statue known as “Silent Sam.” (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statueNorth Carolina's public university system rejects proposal to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue
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The Latest: Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staffChris Christie has pulled himself out of consideration to serve as President Donald Trump's next chief of staff
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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, Rep.-elect Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the National Republican Congressional Committee offices in Washington. This year’s midterm election is sending a record 43 Latinos to Congress.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new CongressA record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, Gov. Rick Snyder answers questions after a press conference in Portage, Mich. Snyder has signed Republican-backed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers. The term-limited Republican governor's move Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, is sure to prompt a lawsuit over an unprecedented strategy adopted by lame-duck lawmakers. (Daniel Vasta/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP File)
Michigan governor signs bills to gut wage, sick time lawsMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed Republican-backed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedivesStocks fall sharply on Wall Street, shaving 496 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as traders worry about signs of weaker economic growth in China and Europe
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