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NEW YORK (AP) — Team Trump is dismissing reports of turmoil created in the transition effort by infighting and power grabs. President-elect Donald Trump has weeks to set up his White House, national security and economic teams. He tweeted today that the enormous effort is proceeding "so smoothly."

UNDATED (AP) — College students at campuses around the country have marched and rallied today. They are also campaigning on social media with the hashtag #SanctuaryCampus. The students are urging administrators to protect students and employees against immigration action under a Donald Trump presidency. Actions were planned at more than 80 schools, including Yale University, where demonstrators numbered about 600.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a bill headed to the president, the Department of Veterans Affairs would have to ensure that all telephone calls and messages received by a crisis hotline are answered in a timely manner. The measure comes after a report that more than one-third of calls to a hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of a white former South Carolina patrolman who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back as he was running from a traffic stop. Jurors were shown an animation of the shooting and a 3-D computerized scan of the scene. The jury also saw cellphone video of fired North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The discovery of what could be a World War II bomb has prompted an evacuation near Florida State University. It was unearthed by building crews near a student apartment area. A Tallahassee police bomb squad supervisor examined it -- from a distance -- using binoculars.

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