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In the grand lobby of Trump international Hotel, (l-r), Eric Trump, U.S. Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Ivanka Trump, cut the ribbon for their latest property, Trump International Hotel - Old Post Office, in Washington, DC on October 26, 2016.
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 06:00

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson waves while arriving at Trump Tower last month. The Trump transition office announced early Monday Carson will be nominated to be HUD secretary.
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:57

The retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency that oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:53

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo now has a special German edition. The publication's editor explains how it plans to cover controversial topics, such as nationalist movements in Europe.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:53

President-elect Donald Trump has already picked two former generals, Michael Flynn and James Mattis, for top positions and is considering at least one more, David Petraeus.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:53

It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies. But this year, top executives won't hold question and answer sessions.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:03

Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.

Prisoners stand in a crowded lunch line at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala., on June 18, 2015. A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama's prisons.
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:00

A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama's prisons. Mentally ill inmates say they're denied basic care. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights probe into the prisons.

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 03:00

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to the federal money for child care.

Copies of local Chinese magazines at a news stand in Shanghai on Nov. 14, almost a week after Donald Trump was elected president.
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 20:20

Some are in an uproar over President-elect Donald Trump's phone call to Taiwan's president. Yet the Chinese leadership has shown no interest in escalating the matter.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on Nov. 19.
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 19:12

In a surprising move, John Key said it was the "right time" to leave politics. Key, who spent eight years as leader of his country and his party, says he will formally step down on Dec. 12.

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 18:34

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II discusses news that the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announces his resignation during a press conference in Rome, after the results of Sunday's referendum on constitutional reforms.
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 18:03

Matteo Renzi had pinned his political future on the proposed constitutional changes, which would have taken some power away from Italy's Parliament. Renzi announced he will resign on Monday.

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 16:18

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, essentially halting the construction of the oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 16:18

The search continues for victims of a fire that swept through an artists' collective in Oakland, Calif., killing at least 30 people. The toll is expected to rise.

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 16:18

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii joined thousands of veterans at the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota this weekend. They traveled to show solidarity against the oil pipeline.

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