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Tonight at Ten, Donald Trump uses his first news conference

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since the election to attack America's intelligence agencies.

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He responds with anger to claims that Russia has obtained

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compromising information about him and his links with President Putin.

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It didn't happen and it was gotten by opponents of ours.

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And he turns his fire on America's intelligence agencies,

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in effect accusing them of leaking the claims.

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Released by, maybe the intelligence agencies, who knows?

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But maybe the intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous

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blot on their record, if they in fact did that,

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We'll have details of an eventful news conference, just nine days

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before Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

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Prime Minister, are you going to put more money into the NHS?

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Theresa May is accused by Labour of being "in denial" about the scale

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of the problems facing the NHS in England this winter.

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Following the death of a seven-year-old in York,

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a teenage girl has been charged with murder.

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Into Smith! That is the record-breaking goal.

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And Kelly Smith, Britain's first female professional

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footballer, is to retire after a record-breaking career.

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Coming up in Sportsday at 10:30pm BBC News, the second of the

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League Cup semifinals and Southampton take an early lead in

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the first leg against Liverpool on the south coast.

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In his first formal news conference since being elected,

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Donald Trump has rounded on America's intelligence agencies.

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He's suggested they might have been responsible for reports that Russia

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had gathered compromising information about him.

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The president-elect denied that he was in any

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way beholden to Russia, and he repeatedly criticised some

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media organisations for spreading what he called "fake news".

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With just nine days to go until Mr Trump becomes president,

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our correspondent Ian Pannell reports from New York.

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-- our diplomatic correspondent James Robbins has this report.

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Donald Trump is nine days away from inauguration as president and

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America's commander-in-chief but is passed to the White House is now

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tangled in extraordinary controversy. What role might the

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Kremlin under President Putin have played to help Mr Trump to undermine

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Hillary Clinton and perhaps also to gather compromising material to use

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against President, once he is in power -- president Trump. My friend

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Annie President-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

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This afternoon, Donald Trump was blunt. The allegations against him

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are totally untrue and designed to undermine him. It is all fake news.

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It is phoney stuff. It didn't happen and it was gotten by opponents of

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hours, as you know, because you reported it and so did many of the

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other people. It was a group of opponents that got together, sick

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people, and they put that together. So what could Moscow's role has

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been? In shadowy work, both to promote Donald Trump and also gain a

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hold over him. Here he is visiting the Russian capital in 2013, for the

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Miss universe pageant, then co-owned by Mr Trump. The most lurid claim is

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that he used the same hotel suite which President Obama had stayed in

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for unusual acts involving sex workers, all of it allegedly

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recorded by Russian spy cameras and microphones. I was in Russia years

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ago with the Miss universe contest, which did very well, in the Moscow

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area. It did very, very well. And I told many people, be careful because

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you don't want to see yourself on television. Cameras all over the

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place. And again, not just Russia, all over. Does anyone really believe

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that story? I'm also very much of a germophobe by the way. The source

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for the unproved claims is said to be a former British spy and ex-MI6

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officer who was once based in Moscow. Today Dmitry Peskov, Putin

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was back spokesman said the planes were pulp fiction and a clear

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attempt to damage relations. Mr Trump says he is in no way

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compromised by Vladimir Putin's preference for him as the next

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president. Is Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not

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a liability because we have a horrible relationship with Russia.

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Russia can help us fight Isis which by the way, is number one tricky. I

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don't know that I'm going to get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I

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do but there's a good chance I won't. And if I don't, do you

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honestly believe that Hillary would be tougher on Putin done? Does

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anyone in this room really believe that? Give me a break. The press

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conference got mostly did when CNN, one news on the -- news organisation

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which has cover the latest allegations extend to become tried

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to put a question. No, not you, not you, your organisation's terrible.

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Your organisation's terrible. Don't be... I'm not going to give you a

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question. You are fake news. These papers are just some of the many

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documents... Mr Trump also use the occasion to display some of the

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legal documents turning his business over to his family. It is his

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response to accusations of future conflicts of interest. But the

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controversies surrounding Donald Trump and Russia are not going away.

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Those who voted for him and those who rejected him all know his

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presidency will be a stormy one. James Robbins, BBC News.

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Our North America correspondent Paul Wood is in Washington.

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This report today, Paul, that has caused so much of a rumpus and all

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of these heated exchanges, what have you found out about it? Let's not

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lose sight of the central allegation here which is that Donald Trump,

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President-elect of the United States, is vulnerable to blackmail

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by the Russians. That is such an extraordinary claim, so much depends

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on the credibility of the author of this dossier. He has now been named

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as Christopher Steele, a former MI6 agent who was in Moscow in the early

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1990s. Speaking to one intelligence source, he has apparently -- is

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apparently very highly regarded among his peers as competent and

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trustworthy and that reputation, I think, is one of the main reasons

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why what he said, the allegations he repeated from Russian security

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officers, were taken so seriously by the American intelligence

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institutions. I spoke to one intermediary, you can't speak to CIA

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case officer 's directory but a message came back from the people

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dealing with this file that they found it credible, that there was

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more than one take, that there was an audio tape as well as a video

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tape, that there were several times that these activities supposedly

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took place and in more than one location, not just the Ritz-Carlton

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in Moscow but ain't Petersburg as well. The fact that the CIA

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apparently finds these allegations credible and credible enough to put

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on President Obama's death is not then saying they believe the

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allegations. They are just saying they are worthy of consideration.

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One further thing, this former MI6 officer is not the only source. I

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spoke to a retired spy last August, who said he had been told of the

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existence of a blackmail tape by the head of an Eastern European

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intelligence agency over the summer. We should stress in all of this,

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these are just allegations and Mr Trump is literally correct when he

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says they are unsubstantiated. Nevertheless, Americans are in the

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incredible position, nine days before the inauguration, of having

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to decide whether the President-elect is the Russian agent

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of influence. Thank you for joining us.

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As Donald Trump faced the media, his nominee for Secretary of State,

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Rex Tillerson, was facing questions from a panel of senators

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who are considering his suitability for the post.

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Mr Tillerson said that Washington needed an open and frank dialogue

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with Moscow about its national and global ambitions,

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as our correspondent Aleem Maqbool reports.

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Rex Tillerson was Donald Trump's surprise choice to be Secretary of

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State. As he tried to convince Congress he is fit for the job, he

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appeared to have a tougher line on Russia than the man who picked him.

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Russia today poses a danger but it is not unpredictable in advancing

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its own interest. It has invaded the Ukraine, including the taking of

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Crimea and supported Syrian forces that brutally violates the laws of

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war. But Rex Tillerson's background as chief executive of oil and gas

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giant Exxon-Mobil involves extensive ties with Russia, even receiving the

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country's medal of friendship from Vladimir Putin. Some politicians are

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clearly not convinced he's really able to get tough on the Kremlin and

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it finally showed. Is Vladimir Putin Walker and? I would not use that

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term. Let me describe the situation in Aleppo and perhaps that will help

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you reach that conclusion. Senator Marco Rubio went on to describe what

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he called the targeting of civilians by Russian forces in Syria. You are

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still not prepared to say that Vladimir Putin and his military have

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violated the rules of war and have conducted war crimes in Aleppo?

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Those are very, very serious charges to make and I would want to have

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much more information before reaching a conclusion. There is so

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much information out there. I find it discouraging, your inability to

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cite that. And protesters dressed in KKK robes have disrupted proceedings

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to confirm another of Donald Trump's pics. Would you raise your hand

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please? Jeff Sessions is the man Donald Trump wants to be his

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Attorney General, a man who in the 1980s was denied a judge ship over

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claims of racial discrimination. I am not a racist. I'm not insensitive

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to blacks. In his hearing, some of the leading black voices in Congress

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laid out their concerns. He has demonstrated a total disregard for

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the equal application of justice and protection of the law as it applies

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to African-Americans and falls short on so many issues. It is still

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likely that both Rex Tillerson and Jeff Sessions will be confirmed in

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their respective posts. But it's also clear that in these choices

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that lead, Donald Trump has not felt the need to reassure those Americans

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who are concerned about his politics when it comes to Russia or race.

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Aleem Maqbool, BBC News, Washington. With me now is our North America

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editor, Jon Sopel. We have an incoming president of the

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United States who is picking a fight, it seems, with his own

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intelligence agencies. Even by the unusual standards of Donald Trump

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that have become the new normal, this was something else. I mean,

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these extraordinary swell of allegations about his business

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conduct, bizarre allegations about his personal conduct, all this, nine

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days before he takes the oath of office and becomes the president of

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the United States of America and commander-in-chief. Of all the

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diffuse claims, the thing that stood out for me from that news conference

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was the clear breakdown in trust there has been between him and the

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US intelligence services. He seemed to think that the word Vladimir

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Putin and the Russians, he spoke more favourably about them than he

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did about his own intelligence agencies. The CIA and the FBI are

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charged with keeping Americans safe. To say it was highly unusual for

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Donald Trump to take this kind of attitude was, to put it mildly. We

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were repeatedly told that Trump, the strident campaign, which disappear

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and we would have a new person, the presidential person would appear. On

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today's evidence, what would you say? He was an orthodox as a

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candidate and he is unorthodox as President-elect. There is absolutely

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no reason to think that he's going to be any different when he takes

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the oath of office on the 20th of January and moves into the White

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House. He will carry on tweeting, picking fights, reacting very

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quickly to provocation. And if you go onto the right-wing message

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boards, they are not saying, "For goodness sake, President-elect, be

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more presidential". They are loving it. And those people that absolutely

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loathed Donald Trump during the campaign still feel deeply uneasy

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about his presidency. The night after his election, he said he was

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going to unite the United States of America but that still seems a very

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long way off. Jon Sopel, there. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has accused

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Theresa May of being "in denial" about the scale of the problems

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facing the NHS in He said the Prime Minister

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was ignoring warnings from many senior doctors that extra funding

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was urgently needed. Simon Stevens, the head

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of the NHS in England, also told MPs that funding levels

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were "challenging" and would get even more challenging in the months

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ahead as our deputy political The health service needs

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help and needs it now. Overworked, understaffed,

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despite the extra doctors and nurses, resources always

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stretched and at breaking Is this a winter crisis

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as bad as any we've seen? Today, the blame, claim and

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counterclaim reached a new pitch. REPORTER: Prime Minister,

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are you going to put Theresa May came wrapped up

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and ready for a row, ready to savage the British Red Cross for saying

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the NHS faced a humanitarian crisis. To use that description

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of a national health service... Which last year saw 2.5 million more

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people treated in Accident and Emergency than six years ago,

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was irresponsible and overblown. And critics seized

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on this as complacency. I accept there have been a small

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number of incidents, where the... Where, where unacceptable

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practices have taken place. The Labour leader, fairly or not,

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had an obvious target Earlier this week,

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the Prime Minister said she wanted More people sharing hospital

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corridors on trolleys. More people sharing waiting

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areas at A departments. More people sharing in anxiety

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created by this Government. Our NHS, Mr Speaker, is in crisis,

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but the Prime Minister is in denial. Doctors, nurses, charities queued

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like patients in A NHS England's boss added more

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pressure with what sounded In the here and now,

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there are very real pressures. Over the next three years, funding

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is going to be highly constrained. In 2018-19, as I previously said

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in October, real terms NHS spending per person in England is going to go

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down, ten years after We all understand why that is,

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but let's not pretend that that is not placing huge pressure

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on the service. Here was a tabloid headline

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about the NHS falling behind in Europe and a pointed reminder

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to Theresa May. These were problems tougher

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than those she was used to. We don't have, you know,

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we can't change the age of Britain. It is quite different than say,

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the criminal justice system. Talk of a winter health

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crisis is as regular and predictable as winter itself,

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but when has there been There's never enough cash,

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but the squeeze is real and changing the way treatments are delivered

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is a long-term project. After being catapulted

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into Number Ten, the pressure is severe and outside Theresa May's

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normal comfort zone. Fairly or not, the buck

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stops with her. The growing pressure on the NHS

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was underlined again today by the head of NHS Hospital Trusts

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in England, who told MPs it was time to stop pretending the NHS

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could afford to do everything He warned that the current

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situation could not continue. Our health editor, Hugh Pym,

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has more details. If there's one story which sums up

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the current state of the NHS, it's Pat's, she couldn't get a local

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doctors visit and fearing she had pneumonia had

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to go to her local A, but once she got there she had

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to wait 19-hours for a bed. I were crying, weren't I,

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when we are were sat Through tiredness of, you know,

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being there as long as we were. Pat has this message

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for politicians. There's loads of hospitals that's

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in the same position - go and see them and then say -

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right, we'll sit down and see The local Hospital Trust said

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on the day in question the pressure was higher than usual,

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but safety was monitored closely. Some hospitals are managing

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better than others. Here in Exeter, senior consultants

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are at the front door of A, ensuring only the sickest

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patients are admitted. They can send some straight home,

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keeping beds free for others. As soon as you admit an elderly

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patient to hospital, there's a risk that they are going to deteriorate,

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they're going to lose muscle power and also they might get

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into the system of doing more and more investigations

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which actually doesn't necessarily There's no doubt of the huge

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strain on the NHS. Figures leaked to the BBC showed

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a big increase last week in the number of patients in England

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waiting 12-hours or more on trolleys because hospital

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beds weren't available. Several hospitals fell far short

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of targets for A waiting times, and medical profession leaders

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are warning that lives are at risk. Our counsel members specifically

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have said to me that this There are patients

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all over the hospital. We don't know where to put them

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and they don't feel that they're able to provide the standard of care

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that they've been trained to do. The main representative

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of England's hospitals had a stark warning for MPs

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about the longer term implications. I think the biggest concern is,

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to be frank, if we carry on on the current trajectory,

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I think what we begin to bring into question is the entire

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sustainability of the NHS model. The NHS is always very busy

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early in the new year, The question is - will the pressure

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ease off any time soon? A burst of cold weather or,

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for example, an upsurge in flu cases could add to the high levels

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of pressure being Some say the NHS is in perpetual

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winter, with patient demand Today's problems

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could yet intensify. A 15-year-old girl has appeared

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before magistrates in York charged The teenager was remanded

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into secure accommodation. Katie Rough was found with fatal

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injuries in a field on the outskirts of York on Monday afternoon

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as our correspondent, Some of Katie Rough's family left

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court in tears this morning after listening to a brief outline

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of the case against the 15-year-old The teenager, who can't be named

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publicly because of her young age, said nothing during the brief

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hearing, here at York The two charges are that on Monday

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she murdered Katie Rough and that on the same day she had

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with her in a public place Katie's headteacher says

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she was "a kind and thoughtful Many more people have

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been to leave flowers and messages where she was found

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with fatal injuries. People are just shocked

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that a seven-year-old My daughters were friends

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with Katie and, you know, How difficult is it to talk

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with your own children about what's Yes, it's a very hard thing

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to deal with at the moment. The teenager accused of murdering

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this little girl will appear before A brief look at some

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of the day's other news stories. Rolf Harris has gone on trial

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accused of indecently assaulting The 86-year-old former

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entertainer denies the charges. He's appearing from

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prison on a videolink. Volkswagen has agreed to pay more

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than ?3 billion to settle the case over rigging emissions levels

:21:16.:21:18.

in the United States. VW - which is the world's

:21:19.:21:21.

second biggest carmaker - admitted in 2015 that it had

:21:22.:21:24.

installed software in hundreds of thousands of diesel cars

:21:25.:21:26.

in the US to cheat emissions tests. The BBC's Director General,

:21:27.:21:36.

Tony Hall, has said the top online TV service

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in the UK by 2020. He told staff it needed to make

:21:39.:21:42.

the leap from a catch-up service to a "must-visit destination"

:21:43.:21:45.

in its own right. One change might allow viewers

:21:46.:21:47.

to watch an entire series on iPlayer Strong winds have caused disruption

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in parts of Scotland The Forth Road Bridge has reopened,

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it was closed all day A man has been charged

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with dangerous driving. There was damage to property

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and many homes lost power. Met Office yellow warnings

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are in place for wind and snow across much of Scotland and Northern

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Ireland. On the financial markets,

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the FTSE index of 100 leading shares has continued its record-breaking

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streak, closing at an all-time high During the day, the governor

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of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, said that leaving the EU was no

:22:23.:22:27.

longer the biggest risk to the UK's financial stability

:22:28.:22:30.

because of action taken by the Bank. Our business editor,

:22:31.:22:33.

Simon Jack, is here. Mr Carney admitting he's wrong?

:22:34.:22:43.

Yeah. He changed his tune in a couple of ways. He conceded the

:22:44.:22:48.

economy has performed better than he thought it would post-Brexit along

:22:49.:22:51.

with other people. He thought he might upgrade his forecast for how

:22:52.:22:54.

well it is going to do. Before the vote he said that Brexit was the

:22:55.:23:00.

biggest risk to UK stability. This is about disruption. He said because

:23:01.:23:04.

the rest of the European Union uses the UK as a wholesale bank, any

:23:05.:23:08.

disruption in that relationship might be a bigger threat to their

:23:09.:23:13.

stability than it is to the UK. He echoed calls for this transational

:23:14.:23:17.

period we heard from finance chiefs that we need time after 2019 so

:23:18.:23:22.

everyone can adjust. He took credit, he say I cut interest rates and put

:23:23.:23:28.

money to the banks. If the weather has improved, partly down to me.

:23:29.:23:31.

Good news for the financial markets where the FTSE is concerned?

:23:32.:23:35.

Astonishing streak streak. For the tenth day in a row the FTSE 100

:23:36.:23:40.

closed at an all-time high. It hadn't happened since the modern

:23:41.:23:45.

index was put together in 1984. What Mark Carney got right is that

:23:46.:23:50.

sterling would fall. It has sharply, particularly against the dollar by

:23:51.:23:56.

19%. The FTSE 100 is stuffed full ofs companies that make most of

:23:57.:24:00.

their money in dollars. As the pound falls the dollar earnings are worth

:24:01.:24:05.

more in pound terms go up, therefore the share value goes up. Mr Trump

:24:06.:24:09.

gets his way into this story well. A lot of people think his plans to

:24:10.:24:14.

spend big, super charge growth in the US is good news for the global

:24:15.:24:18.

economy and might bring back inflation. If we have inflation it

:24:19.:24:23.

means everyone's favourite asset they have been buying over the

:24:24.:24:26.

years, Government bonds, that pay little, are safe, the low returns

:24:27.:24:31.

get eaten up by quickly by inflation. The right thing to do,

:24:32.:24:34.

sell bonds, buy shares, therefore shares go up. That is what you've

:24:35.:24:39.

seen. Thank you very much. Simon Jack there for us, our Business

:24:40.:24:41.

Editor. Barack Obama delivered his final

:24:42.:24:48.

farewell as President last night He listed his achievements

:24:49.:24:50.

after eight years in the White House and he struck a sombre note

:24:51.:24:54.

as he warned of threats to US democracy from inequality and racism

:24:55.:24:57.

and derided many of the policies advocated by his

:24:58.:25:00.

successor, Donald Trump. From Chicago, our correspondent,

:25:01.:25:01.

Nick Bryant, sent this report. He's one of the most

:25:02.:25:04.

gifted speakers ever to occupy the White House,

:25:05.:25:07.

the poet laureate of his own presidency and he returned home

:25:08.:25:10.

to Chicago to define, If I'd told you eight

:25:11.:25:12.

years ago that America would reverse a great recession,

:25:13.:25:19.

shut down Iran's nuclear weapons programme without firing a shot,

:25:20.:25:25.

take out the mastermind of 9/11, you might have said our sights

:25:26.:25:28.

were set a little too high. CROWD: Four more years!

:25:29.:25:32.

Four more years! America's first black President

:25:33.:25:41.

never wanted his time in office to be defined by race,

:25:42.:25:49.

but the hope was he would do more After my election there

:25:50.:25:52.

was talk of a post-racial America and such a vision,

:25:53.:25:59.

however well intended, Race remains a potent and often

:26:00.:26:01.

divisive force in our society. There were no direct

:26:02.:26:13.

attacks on Donald Trump, but much of the speech read

:26:14.:26:15.

like a rebuttal to the billionaire's campaign,

:26:16.:26:18.

to the President-elect's Twitter Democracy can buckle

:26:19.:26:20.

when it gives in to fear, that's why I reject discrimination

:26:21.:26:27.

against Muslim Americans Seldom has there been such

:26:28.:26:29.

a photogenic presidency, it's had the look of a black

:26:30.:26:36.

Camelot, and the thank you to his wife, Michelle, left him

:26:37.:26:40.

struggling to contain his emotions. You took on a role you didn't

:26:41.:26:44.

ask for and you made it your own with grace and with grit

:26:45.:26:47.

and with style and good humour. For a moment, the great wordsmith

:26:48.:26:51.

rendered speechless. Then he ended with three famous

:26:52.:27:01.

words that brought such hope, It was a presidency that began

:27:02.:27:04.

with the mountain top experience of becoming the first black man

:27:05.:27:20.

to live in a White House built by slaves, but it ended

:27:21.:27:26.

in the valley with the knowledge that Donald Trump will try to

:27:27.:27:31.

dismantle his signature achievements I just hope that President-elect

:27:32.:27:33.

Trump take on some of these pointers and carry on the torch

:27:34.:27:40.

of being a fair to all people. But I know that's going to take some

:27:41.:27:43.

work, so we'll just wait on it. Barack Obama is a leader likely

:27:44.:27:46.

to have the word "era" But the rise of Donald Trump

:27:47.:27:54.

was partly a reaction to his presidency and not how he'd

:27:55.:28:00.

scripted his finale. Kelly Smith, Britain's first female

:28:01.:28:02.

professional footballer, is to retire from football

:28:03.:28:12.

after an 18-year career in which she scored a record number

:28:13.:28:15.

of goals for England and won the FA Cup on no fewer than five occasions

:28:16.:28:19.

as our sports correspondent, For years, Kelly Smith made

:28:20.:28:22.

the spectacular seem almost routine. COMMENTATOR: Through

:28:23.:28:27.

for Kelly Smith. It's a great pass.

:28:28.:28:28.

Kelly Smith! As Britain's first female

:28:29.:28:32.

professional footballer, hers is a career that set

:28:33.:28:35.

a benchmark and a career that I think I've had a very good

:28:36.:28:38.

career at international At the age of 38, the body's

:28:39.:28:43.

telling me that it needs to stop. The game's in a magnificent place

:28:44.:28:54.

at the minute and it's good to step She made her England debut just days

:28:55.:28:57.

after her 17th birthday and went on to win 117 caps and score

:28:58.:29:03.

a record 46 goals for her country. The majority of her career

:29:04.:29:07.

was spent at Arsenal, where she won the Champions League

:29:08.:29:10.

and five FA Cups. COMMENTATOR: Trying

:29:11.:29:13.

to play it to Smith! Her influence will be measured

:29:14.:29:15.

in more than goals and titles. Current England captain,

:29:16.:29:23.

Steph Houghton, described her as an, "inspiration" and "the country's

:29:24.:29:31.

greatest female player." While England head coach,

:29:32.:29:35.

Mark Sampson, said "defenders all over the world will be

:29:36.:29:37.

celebrating her retirement." Her time playing in the US

:29:38.:29:39.

was blighted by injuries, alcoholism and depression,

:29:40.:29:43.

but she overcame those challenges to flourish

:29:44.:29:44.

in the twilight of her career. Now she'll turn her

:29:45.:29:46.

attention to coaching. I'd love to see how far I can

:29:47.:29:50.

develop as a coach and obviously there are goals to manage Arsenal,

:29:51.:29:54.

the club of my heart, Who knows where that will be,

:29:55.:29:56.

but I'm just at the bottom Whatever obstacles she's

:29:57.:30:01.

faced, Smith has always As one era ends, another

:30:02.:30:04.

could be about to begin. Newsnight is coming up

:30:05.:30:10.

on BBC Two, here's Emily. Tonight, Donald Trump lashes out

:30:11.:30:19.

at those who publish unverified allegations as news,

:30:20.:30:21.

is he right? And, we hear from the doctor

:30:22.:30:23.

fired for questioning whether transgender children really

:30:24.:30:27.

know their own minds.

:30:28.:30:30.