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NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is sending strong signals about the direction of U.S. national security policy. He's announced that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA. Both are staunch conservatives.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump University lawsuit is going away thanks to a settlement. For more than 6 years, Donald Trump fought hard against a civil lawsuit in which former customers of his now-defunct Trump University accused him of fraud. Less than two weeks after being elected president, he agreed to a $25 million settlement. About 7,000 students would be eligible for refunds if the federal judge approves.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Barack Obama's final foreign tour as president has reached its final destination. Obama has landed in Peru for an economic summit with Asian leaders in Lima after departing earlier from Berlin and refueling in Portugal. Obama also plans to meet with Peru's leader and hold a town hall with young people.

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — A suspect and a deputy U.S. marshal are dead after a shootout during an arrest attempt southwest of Savannah, Georgia. Officials say 53-year-old Patrick Carothers, deputy commander of the agency's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, was killed as officers tried to serve a warrant. The slain suspect was identified as Dontrell Montese Carter, wanted on charges of attempted murder of police officers.

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge in Tucson, Arizona, has ordered the Border Patrol to improve conditions at its holding facilities in most of the state, saying the agency was not following its own standards by keeping migrants in crowded, cold cells without proper bedding. Judge David Bury issued the temporary order Friday requiring the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector to provide clean mats and thin blankets to migrants held for longer than 12 hours and to allow them to wash or clean themselves.

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