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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he will dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation amid efforts to eliminate any conflicts of interest before he takes office next month. Trump says he's directed his counsel to take the necessary steps to implement the dissolution. The revelation comes a day after Trump lamented the fact that his son Eric would be stepping away from his charitable foundation due to conflicts of interest.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is angry at President Barack Obama accusing him of a "shameful" move at the United Nations over West Bank settlements. Netanyahu says Israel rejects the "delusional" U.N. resolution which demanded an end to Israeli settlement building. It got the green light after the U.S. abstained from voting. Netanyahu says the Obama Administration conducted "a shameful anti-Israel ambush at the U.N."
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Many Tunisians are protesting the return of jihadis who have fought abroad. About 200 people demonstrated in the capital, Tunis on Saturday. The gathering was prompted by the deadly truck attack in a Berlin Christmas market by Tunisian Anis Amri, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, and was killed Friday in a police shootout. One protester says "for us, they are not Tunisians. They are awful people."
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is rounding out a year marked by his pleas for the world to better protect the innocent people caught up in wars, migrations and abject poverty. He celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in a packed St. Peter's Basilica. The late night Mass on Saturday is the first major event of the Christmas season for Francis, which will include his noon blessing on Christmas day.
NEW YORK (AP) — A popular member of "The Howard Stern Show" known to radio fans as Joey Boots has been found dead in his New York apartment. Joseph Bassolino was 49. Police say he was unresponsive when emergency workers arrived at his home in the Bronx last night. A police spokesman says it appeared Bassolino died of natural causes. Joey Boots gained fame on Stern's talk show for his photobombing and other antics.
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