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Petraeus defends candidacy for secretary of state while Snowden slams him

While retired General David Petraeus explained why the scandal that forced him to resign as head of the CIA should not disqualify him from potentially being named secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden accused him of receiving a lighter punishment than he ever would receive despite disclosing information “far more highly classified than I ever did.”

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Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

President Obama marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated.The lighting ceremony tradition began in 1923 and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House fence.
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Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

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Sen. Perdue: Trump assembling "dream team"

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Trump selects "Mad Dog" Mattis for secretary of defense

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at UNICEF Snowflake Ball 1:15

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at UNICEF Snowflake Ball