Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management on Friday was named acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Before resigning as director of the CFPB earlier in the day, Richard Cordray named his own interim successor.
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Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind.
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The view from Mount Eklutna in Chugach State Park in Alaska. For Black Friday, the $5 parking fee is waived at Chugach and several other parks — from Mount Ascutney State Park in Vermont to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
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Democrat Ralph Northam celebrates his election as governor of Virginia on Nov. 7. Members of both parties are wondering what that race and other recent success for Democrats will mean for the 2018 midterms.