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WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says on Twitter that Ford Motor Co. won't move Lincoln production from Kentucky to Mexico. Trump says in a tweet that Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford called him Thursday evening with the news. Ford had planned to move the Lincoln MKC out of a factory in Louisville so it could make more Ford Escapes there. But it was unclear where the MKC would be built.

BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to "stand up" to Moscow. Obama, speaking in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl), said he doesn't expect the next president to share his Russia strategy, but that Russia should not be allowed to violate basic democratic values of other nations. The Kremlin accused Obama of trying to lock in bad relations before Trump takes office.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan says he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi for the party's top House leadership position. In a letter to colleagues, he said that what the party is doing now "is not working" after a shellacking in last week's election. House Democrats will hold leadership elections Nov. 30. House Democrats gained a handful of seats in last week's election, not nearly as many as Pelosi had predicted.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homelessness is declining overall in the United States. That's according to new data from the federal government. But there are cities and states where homelessness is on the rise. The Department of Housing and Urban Development says many cities in the West are struggling with homelessness. They say a lack of affordable housing and growing problems with opioid addiction are contributing to the problem. Nationwide, veteran homelessness has decreased dramatically in the last several years.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says there should be a major shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction. A new report says 78 people die each day from an opioid overdose and 20 million have a substance use disorder. The report refutes abstinence-only philosophies as unscientific. And it supports the use of medications that are used to treat opioid addition.

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