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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite, Pool)

President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite, Pool)

In opening act, Trump's light side on display with lawmakers

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump turned on the charm with congressional leaders as they witnessed him nominating his Cabinet. "Where's the health care bill?" Trump joked during his first official act as president. Seated at a desk in an ornate room steps from the Senate floor, Trump the showman ...

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