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Co-Directors of the Brookings Institutes’ Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence speak about what the newly elected President and his Cabinet face in perhaps the most troubling times in our foreign policy since the end of the Second World War.

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The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 9 pm ET/6pm ET. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.

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Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect Markeith Loyd to call 1-800-423-TIPS. Do not approach the suspect, authorities say he is armed and dangerous.

Police have named a suspect in the shooting of an Orlando Police Department officer Monday. Orlando Police say the officer has died, and another Sheriff’s Deputy was killed in a traffic accident during the manhunt.

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When a jury orders a Florida government to pay a victim more than $200,000, the Florida Legislature has to approve the payout. The Florida Legislature meets next year, and they will have to decide on 21 relief bills.

Statewide, 21 victims are asking lawmakers to approve settlements worth more than $43.6 million dollars.

New Laws Kick In For 2017

Jan 3, 2017
Fredd Thompson

New laws kicked in yesterday, and two of them are geared toward prescription drugs. A third law allows banks to designate one location in Florida where lawsuits can be served. The Florida Legislature wants to make it easier for doctors to prescribe opioids designed to prevent abuse.

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