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Gambia Poised For Peaceful Transition After 22 Years Under Authoritarian Ruler

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

The tiny West African nation of Gambia is poised for an unprecedented handover of power. In a surprise election upset, the opposition candidate bested the 22-year ruler, whose government is known for forced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.

Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama has some six weeks left in office, and Republicans are worried his administration will be issuing regulations up until the very end. The administration says it has more rules in the pipeline, but so-called midnight regulations are a presidential tradition.

WATCH: A Slow-Mo, Many-Car Pileup In Snowy Montreal

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:06pm

Nobody was injured in the accident, which took a long time to unfold. Vehicle after vehicle — including a police car with its lights on, and one surprising addition we won't spoil for you — slid in.

Trump Sold Stocks In June, Lifting Some But Not All Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:57pm

But stocks represented a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune, most of which is tied up in real estate and brand licensing deals.

Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:51pm

After the storm hit in 2005, the insurance company ordered claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the U.S. government and spare State Farm's coffers.

In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation, And Questions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:45pm

The Trump Organization maintains more real estate interests in India than anywhere outside North America. But property development in India is prone to political entanglement.

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