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The director of the Office of Government Ethics has been outspoken in calling for President-elect Donald Trump to divest from his businesses. Now, congressional Republicans want him to testify.
Jan. 13, 2017
A company has submitted a design for what it describes as a "modular" nuclear power plant — a radical departure from other nuclear plants. Each module would be small enough to fit on a flat-bed truck.
Jan. 13, 2017
The settlement with the Justice Department is tied to a deadly defect in air bags that has been linked to at least 16 deaths. The associated recall is the largest in U.S. auto safety history.
Jan. 13, 2017
An investigation by the Justice Department found that Chicago police are poorly trained on use of force, can easily collude to conceal acts of brutality and are rarely punished for violations.
Jan. 13, 2017
Critics have long raised concerns about Gen. Michael Flynn's relationship with Moscow. The nominee for national security adviser was in regular contact in December with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.
Jan. 13, 2017
A week after China said it was cracking down on sales of ivory, the national carrier, Air China, said it would no longer allow shark fins to be transported as cargo on its flights.
Jan. 13, 2017
The half-hour comedy had drawn criticism for months. But it was complaints from Jackson's family that finally led Sky TV to ax it.
Jan. 13, 2017
Writer Gregor Hens doesn't smoke anymore, but he still thinks about it every day. He says he started writing his memoir as a way to deal with the longing.
Jan. 13, 2017
The investigation found widespread evidence of unconstitutional use of force. It was launched more than a year ago after a black teenager was shot and killed by a white Chicago police officer.
Jan. 13, 2017
Driven to save his culture, an ethnic Assyrian living in Britain is recording ancient, epic tales of adventure sung by modern-day bards. The songs echo stories from ancient Greece to the Bible.
Jan. 13, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of state, said this week China would not "be allowed" to access islands in the South China Sea. China's official response has been muted. The press, less so.
Jan. 13, 2017
A judge said Petra Laszlo's actions "ran counter to social norms." Laszlo was convicted of disorderly conduct and sentenced to three years of probation; she plans to appeal.
Jan. 13, 2017
The Syrian government says Israel also attacked the airport, west of Damascus, in December. The Israeli military has declined to comment.
Jan. 13, 2017
In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?
Jan. 13, 2017
After eight years in office, his list of accomplishments is as long as it is controversial.
Jan. 13, 2017
In their congressional testimony this week, Trump's would-be advisers said they disagreed with the incoming president on a range of issues from Russian hacking to NATO to even that border wall.
Jan. 13, 2017
Desiree Armas is a straight-A high school senior who hopes to go to college. But she and her parents are in the U.S. illegally. They're now in limbo, fearful of what's ahead under the new president.
Jan. 13, 2017
The clergy speaking at Donald Trump's inauguration have mostly non-mainstream theological or political positions. No Muslim or mainline Protestant will speak, but the prosperity gospel will be heard.
Jan. 13, 2017
Japan is known for its closed, heavily-male political and business worlds. But three women have recently assumed prominent political posts. Is it a sign of changing times?
Jan. 13, 2017
As his administration ends, Obama has protected more historic, cultural and natural sites than any other president before him. The new sites are in South Carolina and in Birmingham and Anniston, Ala.
Jan. 12, 2017

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