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Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington turned into a virtual fortress on Thursday ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, with police ready to step in to separate protesters from Trump supporters at any sign of unrest during the festivities.

Trump poised to take executive actions on first day in office
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump is preparing to begin taking executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to roll back policies of outgoing President Barack Obama and implement parts of his plans to crack down on immigration and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

George Soros, Mastercard to partner to aid migrants, refugees
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status.

Chicago police officers suspended for faulty dashcams during 2014 shooting
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four Chicago police officers were suspended for not having properly functioning dashboard cameras during the 2014 shooting death of a black teenager by a white officer that sparked protests and led to the ouster of the city's police chief, officials said.

New York gives legal guidance to sanctuary cities for immigrants
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Thursday published legal guidance for local cities and towns that want to combat tougher federal immigration enforcement expected in the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Women marching against Trump plan next step: public office
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After she spends Saturday marching in Washington among an expected 200,000 women protesting the presidency of Donald Trump on his first full day in office, Amy Davis-Comstock plans to take her first steps toward her own possible run for office.