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Donald Trump embarked on another packed day of cabinet-building talks Monday, widening his search for a secretary of state tasked with representing his foreign policy, having already defied diplomatic protocol and provoked China. The world is keenly awaiting Trump's choice for the top diplomat role, scrutinizing his search for clues as to the direction US policy will take after he is sworn in on January 20. For the most prestigious cabinet pick yet to be announced, the maverick Republican billionaire is now mulling a growing list of finalists to become the public face of the Trump administration overseas to both allies and foes.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.