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NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says retired Marine Gen. James Mattis is "the real deal." Trump met with him today at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Mattis is considered a contender to lead the Pentagon. Trump wouldn't say if he was offering Mattis a job, saying "we'll see." But he called Mattis a "brilliant wonderful man" and said "what a career." Trump also met today with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is threatening political payback if congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump try to undo President Barack Obama's major legislative achievements. The Senate Democrats' leader-in-waiting says "They will rue the day" they repeal Obama's health care law.
CHICAGO (AP) —Congressman Danny Davis says his grandson was the victim of an environment where guns "become commonplace, it's almost, just the way it is." The Chicago Democrat says he has been told that his grandson, 15-year-old Javon Wilson, had traded slacks for gym shoes with Wilson's 14-year-old brother and went to Wilson's house with a 17-year-old woman to reverse the trade when the boy shot Wilson.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say a Brooklyn man was fatally shot during a skirmish with two police officers in a housing project hallway. The chief of the NYPD Housing Bureau says one male and one female officer responding to a 911 call encountered the man around 1 p.m. The chief says when they asked for his ID, a scuffle ensued and the man grabbed one officer's collapsible, metal baton and struck both in the head. He says the officers then shot him.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they've found a week-old baby who was reported missing Thursday after her mother was shot to death in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita police say baby Sophia was found alive after authorities executed a search warrant before dawn at a Dallas home. The baby is in protective custody and is doing well. Two adults are in custody and being interviewed.
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