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Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Last Updated by Marilyn Geewax, Maria Hollenhorst on

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.

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Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

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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.

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A Big Win For The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In Pipeline Dispute

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After months of protests against a controversial pipeline, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look for an alternative route for the final section of the project in North Dakota.

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A Vote To Impeach South Korea's President Expected This Week

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The biggest weekend protests yet over Korea's influence-peddling scandal seem to have moved enough lawmakers to support impeaching the embattled president.

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After Criticizing Generals In The Campaign, Trump Names Them To Top Jobs

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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.

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Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

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Actor Al Pacino, along with singers Mavis Staples and James Taylor, pianist Martha Argerich and The Eagles are recognized at the 39th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.

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Alabama's Prison System Goes On Trial

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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.

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Army Will Search For Another Route For Dakota Access Pipeline

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The Army's decision to look for an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline comes with less than two months left in the current administration.

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

Last Updated by Rae Ellen Bichell on

Each year, millions of Americans leave jail and prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.

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If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

Last Updated by Nell Greenfieldboyce on

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.

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In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down, Austria Elects Leftist

Last Updated by Sylvia Poggioli on

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform intended to streamline government. Also, Austria elected a leftist president.

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In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

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The only catch is that it can't be more than 20 feet tall.

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North Dakota Congressman Addresses Pipeline Controversy

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Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota congressman who's considered a possible energy secretary, discusses how President-elect Donald Trump might address questions over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Last Updated by Nina Totenberg on

Cases before the Supreme Court on Monday test whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

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Satirical Magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' Creates A German Edition, Takes On Nationalist Movements

Last Updated by Rachel Martin on

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.

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Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

The famed retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency which...

In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

The only catch is that it can't be more than 20 feet tall.

In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down, Austria Elects Leftist

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform...

The Politics Of Trade Under Trump

After President-elect Trump convinced Carrier to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana, what else can we expect? Jonah...

TV Executives Plan To Skip Q-and-A Session With Critics

It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies....

After Criticizing Generals In The Campaign, Trump Names Them To Top Jobs

President-elect Donald Trump has already picked two former generals, Michael Flynn and James Mattis, for top...

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