Security forces reportedly kill 40, arrest 460 at protests in Congo after president refuses to leave office at the end of his term. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-politics-casualties-idUSKBN14C126?il=0
Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse agree to pay $12.5 billion to settle “toxic” mortgage-backed securities fraud allegations. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-23/deutsche-bank-credit-suisse-settle-u-s-probes-as-barclays-sued
White Fort Worth police officer reportedly arrests a black mother and two of her daughters after she reported a white neighbor who had allegedly choked her 7 year-old son for littering. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/12/22/a-black-mother-told-police-a-white-man-assaulted-her-child-they-arrested-her-instead/
Trump transition team reportedly asks State Department for list of employees working on gender issues and funding allocated for that purpose. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/22/506629695/trump-team-asks-state-dept-to-name-those-working-on-gender-equality
Trump tweets that the United States needs more nuclear weapons after Obama calls for $500 billion upgrade. “At a certain point, you are just making the rubble bounce higher.” http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-tweets-apparent-call-more-us-nuclear-weapons-n699221 Can’t think of anything better to spend that money on…..
TSA Global Entry expedited screening customer reportedly caught with more than $195,000 in cash when redirected to regular security line after technical glitch. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/23/commercial-pilot-admits-to-smuggling-15k-in-cash-into-us.html
Eric Trump reportedly requesting permission to hire foreign workers at his Trump Winery in Virginia. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-winery-add-foreign-workers/story?id=44345340