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Rex Tillerson: Who Is Donald Trump's Pick For Secretary of State?

Republicans and Democrats said Tillerson, who is president of Exxon Mobil Corp, would be asked about his contacts with Russian Federation, having met Putin several times. Trump says those contacts should serve Tillerson well as America's top diplomat. "I look forward to learning more about his record and his views", said Marco Rubio , Senator from Florida, in a statement issued after the announcement, leaving the door open for negotiations.


Thursday press conference to explain how Trump plans to leave business canceled

Thursday press conference to explain how Trump plans to leave business canceled

Trump told the New York Times in a meeting last month . Two of adult sons are Don and Eric. Trump added that he would hold a news conference in the "near future" to discuss business matters, his cabinet picks and other topics. "With so many iconic properties and successful entities, moving the announcement to January ensures the legal team has ample time to ensure the proper protocols are put in place so his sole focus will remain on the country and achieving his ambitious agenda", ...



US says it has seen Aleppo ceasefire reports, cannot confirm them

A rebel official earlier told AFP that a deal had been reached with Damascus, backed by Russian Federation and Turkey, to allow the fighters to leave with their light weapons. At the same time, a correspondent from a pro-Damascus television station spoke to camera from a part of Aleppo held by the government, standing in a tidy street with flowing traffic.


Two juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Two juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Officials did not offer any specifics on how the fires were allegedly started by the two adolescents but did say the investigation is ongoing and more charges could follow. The Chimney Tops 2 fire started on November 23 and swept through 17,000 acres inside of and around Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the nation's most-visited national park.



UN Security Council to meet on Aleppo amid atrocity accusations

Syrian government forces have reportedly entered civilian homes and killed people inside "on the spot" in eastern Aleppo , the U.N. Human Rights Office said Tuesday. " Real massacres " were taking place in the city, the war monitor said. When rebel forces seized Aleppo's eastern districts in 2012, they envisaged the area as a seat of power to rival the capital, Damascus.