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Syrian rebels defend key Aleppo district

Opposition forces control at least 70 percent of the neighborhood, but rebels put up ferocious resistance.

Efforts underway to stop 2 state recounts

Supporters of Trump have filed a lawsuit trying to stop Wisconsin's recount, spearheaded by Jill Stein.

Treasury pick's bank foreclosed on many

OneWest, formerly headed by Steve Mnuchin, foreclosed on thousands of homes after the Great Recession.

What happens to a vote-switching elector?

Here's what happens when electors don't vote for the candidate their state voted for.

Weed business a fast-growing job generator

Industry analysts say the cannabis industry will hit $6.5B in 2016, and surpass $20B by the year 2020.

Trump isn't quite done with the campaign

In a speech to supporters in Ohio, the president-elect focused on replaying triumphs and feuds from his race against Hillary Clinton.

Trump's Carrier deal raises red flags

The president-elect quadrupled a spurned tax incentive the state of Indiana had offered to keep company jobs from going to Mexico.

Trump takes Indiana victory lap on Carrier deal

The president-elect keeps a campaign pledge to prevent some jobs at the air conditioning firm from relocating to Mexico.

Starbucks CEO stepping down for a second time

Howard Schultz, who joined the coffee chain in 1982 and has served two stints as chief executive, will stay on in a different capacity.

What you need to know about pot and your job

States that have legalized pot offer exemptions from workplace drug policies, but that doesn't mean you can't be tested or fired.

Ex-Cuban prisoner likens Trump to Castro

Alan Gross spent five years in a Cuban prison after being arrested while working on a technology project there.

Why Trump could lose his prized D.C. hotel

Language in the lease could force the president-elect to relinquish his equity stake in the newly refurbished property.

Tacoma police slaying suspect killed

An 11-hour standoff started after a police officer was shot and killed while answering a domestic violence call.

The real problem behind fake news

You can try to stamp out the supply of garbage news, but the Web is a vast place, and it will always find a crack through which to seep.

Questions surround Trump's Treasury pick

Steve Mnuchin helped turn around a bank but in the process foreclosed on thousands of irate homeowners.

Trump Cabinet picks share a familiar trait

Despite pledging to "drain the swamp," the president-elect is surrounding himself with millionaires and billionaires.

Strict gas mileage standards won't change

The EPA decides not to ease government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite automaker protests.

50,000 flee Aleppo as Syrian army advances

A growing exodus of terrified civilians floods roads out of the beleaguered city as government forces close in.

'There aren't going to be trade wars'

Wilbur Ross, likely the next commerce secretary, says not to worry about rifts with trade partners.

House Dems re-elect Pelosi as leader

The California lawmaker, who has been the party's House leader since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.

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