US President Barack Obama delivered an angry parting shot at Congress on Thursday, berating Republicans for blocking his efforts to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The facility "never should have been opened in the first place" Obama said in a scathing two-page letter on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. "There is simply no justification beyond politics for the Congress' insistence on keeping the facility open," he added.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will visit CIA headquarters on Saturday on his first full day as U.S. president, as he takes command of an agency that he has harshly criticized, a transition official said on Thursday. CIA headquarters is in Langley, Virginia. Trump had questioned the CIA's conclusion that Russia was involved in cyber hacking that interfered with the U.S. election but has since accepted the verdict. (Reporting By Steve Holland)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who had a central role overseeing a massive corruption investigation roiling Latin America's largest nation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. He was 68.