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Trump expected to tap billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary

Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 3:19 p.m.

In this April 17, 2007, file photo, Wilbur Ross Jr., Chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., speaks at the NanoBusiness Alliance Conference in New York. (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press)
Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the “king of bankruptcy” for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for commerce secretary, two officials with knowledge of the decision said.

Investigating Clinton is not Trump’s job

Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 7:01 a.m.

In this Oct. 19 file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waits behind his podium as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton makes her way off the stage following the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas. (David Goldman / Associated Press)
The revelation that President-elect Donald Trump does not intend to seek a new investigation into Hillary Clinton was startling not only because it seemed to reverse a campaign pledge.

Five Trump business ties that pose conflicts

Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 5:51 a.m.

This Sept. 12 file photo shows a view inside the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, during a “soft opening.” (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. A firestorm of criticism erupted over the impropriety of profiting off the presidency, and the company apologized.

How to talk about race and politics at Thanksgiving dinner

Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

A woman holds a placard as she gives a television interview during an anti-racism protest against President-elect Donald Trump winning the U.S. election. (Matt Dunham / Associated Press)
With Thanksgiving upon us, the inevitable dinner discussion about politics, race, Donald Trump, race, what’s wrong with America – and race – are bound to bring some uncomfortable drama to the dinner conversation on Thursday.

Scenes of panic as hundreds of Iraqis flee Mosul

Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:59 a.m.

Iraqi citizens fleeing the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants carry their belongings as they arrive to a gathering point where the Iraqi army transfers people from the the front line villages to refugee camps, in the Al-Samah neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday. (Hussein Malla / Associated Press)
They came by the hundreds – men, women and children fleeing the battle for Mosul, some bloodied and crying out for help. So large was the crowd on the road that Iraqi troops initially ordered them back, worried that an Islamic State suicide bomber could be hiding among them.

Texas appeals court rules ‘San Antonio 4’ are innocent

Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that four San Antonio women who served almost 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls should be exonerated of the charges.

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