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Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command.

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Cadillac disavows casting call for 'neo-Nazi' character in brand ad

DETROIT General Motors Co's Cadillac brand on Saturday disavowed a casting notice that called for an "alt-right (neo nazi)" role in a Cadillac commercial amid a storm of outrage on social media.

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Islamic State militants enter Palmyra after heavy fighting: monitor

AMMAN Islamic State militants on Saturday captured most of Palmyra after breaking through Syrian army defenses and securing the heights around the ancient city in eastern Syria following a surprise assault, a monitoring group and rebels said. | Video

World, Syria 5:16pm EST

OPEC, Russia see smooth road to global deal on output cut

VIENNA Russia and Saudi Arabia said they expect OPEC and non-OPEC producers to reach an agreement on Saturday to curtail oil output and prop up prices in the first such joint move since 2001.

Russia, Saudi Arabia 5:13am EST

Prudential investigating Wells Fargo partnership after scandal

NEW YORK U.S. insurer Prudential Financial is investigating whether Wells Fargo employees signed up customers for its life insurance policies without their knowledge, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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Ho, ho, ho! SantaCon is coming to town

NEW YORK From Boston to Austin and Chicago to Los Angeles, revelers across the United States will be donning red and white suits this weekend to mark the worldwide SantaCon holiday pub crawl.

U.S., Entertainment 6:09am EST
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'I had to do it,' accused gunman says of South Carolina church attack

CHARLESTON, S.C. Jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof watched a video on Friday of the avowed white supremacist confessing to killing nine parishioners at a historic black church in South Carolina and saying he felt he "had to do it." | Video