2 Texans passed over for spots in Donald Trump’s Cabinet

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul was considered the favorite by some to serve as secretary of homeland security under President-elect Donald Trump, but the House Homeland Security Committee chair was passed over for the position in favor of Gen. John Kelly. McCaul was the target of criticism from some conservatives over his potential appointment in recent days. Fellow Texan Kathleen Hartnett White had been considered for EPA chief, but Trump instead nominated Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt.

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts.

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McCrory enters Trump Tower for meeting with Donald Trump

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, who recently conceded to Attorney General Roy Cooper, entered Trump Tower for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 7, 2016.
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McCrory enters Trump Tower for meeting with Donald Trump

Boxer shares her honors and heartbreak after 33 years in Congress 4:33

Boxer shares her honors and heartbreak after 33 years in Congress

Mark Cuban: AT&T, Time Warner merger needed for competition with major tech companies 5:13

Mark Cuban: AT&T, Time Warner merger needed for competition with major tech companies

Trump's nominee for secretary of defense thanks NC crowd on 'thank you tour' 2:59

Trump's nominee for secretary of defense thanks NC crowd on 'thank you tour'