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Editor's note: CNBC notes that today's record close for the Dow and the S&P 500 continues a rally that began after Election Day. The Dow, CNBC says, has posted gains in 18 of the past 22 sessions and 12 record closes since the election. The S&P and the Nasdaq, meanwhile, have risen 4.8 percent and 3.9 percent since Nov. 8, respectively. - Tom

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Wisconsin Elections Board: With 70% of recount concluded, Trump adds 410 votes, Clinton adds 492 votes; Milwaukee still to come - @mikememoli

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Editor's note: Scott Pruitt, named today as Donald Trump's choice to run the EPA, is Oklahoma's attorney general and a former state legislator. He was elected attorney general in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Pruitt sued the Obama administration's EPA to halt regulations on carbon dioxide, ozone and mercury, the Clean Water Rule and more. - Tom

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Judge will release a written opinion on whether to let presidential election recount continue. #BREAKING https://t.co/HjQ78ExfiH - @WLNS


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Judge denies appeal by Jill Stein's lawyers for forensic examination of voting machines in Philadelphia - KYWN

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New Hampshire votes certified in 2016 presidential election; Hillary Clinton is official winner in state - NBC News

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Pope Francis warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians - Reuters

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UK general election 2015

Britain's Liberal Democrats fined £20,000 ($25,000) for not declaring £184,676 ($232,741) in 2015 UK general election returns - @PolHomeEditor


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Federal judge in Michigan set 10:30 am Wednesday hearing on Michigan attorney general and state Republican party's requests to dissolve temporary restraining order, which would stop the recount - @chrisgeidner

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East Cleveland, OH, US

East Cleveland mayor, city council president both recalled in special election - Cleveland.com

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Editor's note: The Detroit Free Press reports that the Michigan Court of Appeals rejected Jill Stein's recount as improper because Stein is not an aggrieved candidate and "she has no chance to overturn the result of the presidential election in her favor." - Jimmy

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Michigan Court of Appeals orders Board of State Canvassers to reject Jill Stein's petition that 'precipitated current recount process;' ruling doesn't stop recount - Detroit Free Press

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Federal appeals court refuses to stop Michigan presidential recount - Detroit Free Press

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2 Colorado presidential electors file lawsuit in effort to block Donald Trump; federal lawsuit challenges state law requiring them to vote for winner of state's popular vote - Denver Post

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Los Angeles County, CA, US

Los Angeles County board of supervisors vote to declare homelessness emergency, put quarter-cent sales tax on March ballot - @ReporterClaudia

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Federal judge in Philadelphia schedules hearing Friday in Jill Stein's recount lawsuit - Philly Voice

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Dow closes at new record high, 11th time since US election - MarketWatch

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More: President-elect Trump says Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son 'said he would never do this had we (Trump) not won the election!' - @realDonaldTrump

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3 central Florida voters sue for recount in state, asserting Hillary Clinton won state's vote - Tallahassee Democrat

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Head of UK's Unite trade union Len McCluskey stepping down, will seek re-election for further term of office from April, union says- PA