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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Fired

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Amid growing criticism, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dismissed police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

After announcing that he was appointing a task force to look at police accountability, Emanuel said that "public trust" in the city's police force has been "shaken" and "eroded" and so he had asked McCarthy to ...

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Obama On Climate Change: 'I Actually Think We're Going To Solve This Thing'

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

"I actually think we're going to solve this thing."

That's what President Obama said in a news conference just before he left a United Nations summit on climate change.

"Climate change is a massive problem," Obama said. "It is a generational problem. It's a problem that by definition is just ...

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Amid Criticism, Chicago Mayor Announces Police Accountability Task Force

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Seeking to calm growing criticism about his administration's handling of police misconduct cases, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a new "police accountability task force."

In a press release, the mayor's office said the task force "will review the system of accountability, training and oversight that is currently in place for ...

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LOOK: In Paris, Artists Turn Ad Spaces Into Climate Change Protests

Monday, November 30, 2015

As the United Nations summit on climate change got underway in Paris, protesters have gotten much attention.

That's especially true because the French government — in response to the terrorist attacks — banned mass gatherings. Today, that attention turned from those taking to the streets and clashing with police ...

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First Officer Implicated In Freddie Gray's Death Goes On Trial In Baltimore

Monday, November 30, 2015

About seven months after Baltimore was rocked by a night of riots, the first police officer implicated in Freddie Gray's death is being put on trial.

As NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports, the case is being closely watched in the city, and residents believe that a lot is at stake.

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Turkey Says It Will Not Apologize For Downing Of Russian Jet

Monday, November 30, 2015

Saying his country will not apologize for downing a Russian warplane, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu struck a defiant note after meeting with his NATO allies.

The Associated Press reports that Davutoglu said his country was simply defending its airspace last week when two of its F-16s fired ...

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Some 150 World Leaders Gather In Paris For U.N. Climate Conference

Monday, November 30, 2015

Nearly 150 world leaders are gathered near Paris for what is being billed as a last-chance summit to avoid catastrophic climate change.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports that this is the biggest diplomatic meeting in France since 1948. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"French Foreign Minister ...

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NSA Ends Sept. 11-Era Surveillance Program

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A controversial government surveillance program has come to an end. As of midnight, the United States National Security Agency has stopped the bulk collection of the metadata from Americans' phone calls.

The bulk collection program was undertaken by the NSA after the attacks of September 11th. In essence, the government ...

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French Police Fire Tear Gas At Climate Protesters In Paris

Sunday, November 29, 2015

French police fired tear gas to break up a group of activists defying a ban on mass demonstrations in Paris on Sunday.

The activists were gathered on the eve of a huge United Nations climate conference, which will bring together leaders from across the world.

Following the terrorist attacks of ...

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Winter Storm Blamed For At Least 7 Deaths As It Moves East

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A big winter storm that moved east from Texas through Iowa is being blamed for at least seven deaths.

CNN reports that authorities in Kansas say four people died in car accidents caused by freezing rain and at least three people were killed because of flooding in a Dallas ...

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What We Know About The Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter

Sunday, November 29, 2015

As Colorado Springs held vigils for those killed during a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic, we are learning more about the alleged gunman and his possible motive.

Police say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, killed three people and left nine wounded.

A search of public records finds that ...

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Obama, Hollande Say They Will Expand Attacks Against ISIS In Syria, Iraq

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

President Obama and French President François Hollande promised to increase cooperation and expand attacks against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

During a joint press conference with Hollande at the White House, Obama said that the United States and France "owe our freedom to each other."

After the Paris ...

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3 People In Custody In Shooting Of 5 Black Lives Matter Protesters In Minneapolis

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Update at 8:40 p.m. ET

Three people are in police custody after five people were injured last night as gunmen opened fire near the site of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

Early Tuesday afternoon, police arrested one man, saying in a press release: "A 23 year old ...

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Turkey Says It Shot Down A Russian Warplane Near Border With Syria

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkey says that after issuing 10 warnings in five minutes, two of its F-16s shot down a Russian warplane that Turkey claims violated its airspace.

On Twitter, Russia's Defense Ministry said its Sukhoi SU-24 was flying "only within the borders of Syrian territory." Its pilots, the Russians said, appear ...

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'We Haz Kittens!' And 4 Other Tweets From #BrusselsLockdown

Monday, November 23, 2015

As authorities conducted antiterrorism raids across Belgium, they asked residents not to tweet any information about their movements.

As we've reported, this is a serious situation in Belgium: Brussels has been essentially shut down and police have detained 21 people. Still, the Internet being the Internet, residents of Brussels — ...

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Brussels Remains On High Alert; Schools And Universities To Reopen This Week

Monday, November 23, 2015

Brussels will remain in a heightened state of security until at least Monday, the country's prime minister Charles Michel said.

Schools and universities will reopen Wednesday and the subway system will begin reopening on Wednesday too. Still, said Michel, the country is still facing a "serious and imminent" threat.

Since ...

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Argentina Elects Opposition Candidate As Its Next President

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mauricio Macri, the former mayor of Buenos Aires, will be the next president of Argentina, after a close election that brings the 12-year rule of the Peronist Party to an end.

As NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports, Macri's win sways the country to the right. Lourdes filed this report for our ...

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Trump Doubles Down On Claim He Saw Thousands Cheer In N.J. On 9/11

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has shown he is not one to back down.

In fact, when he was questioned by ABC News today about his assertion that "thousands and thousands of people" cheered the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 just across the river in New ...

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Reports: 'Washington Post' Journalist Sentenced To Jail Time In Iran

Sunday, November 22, 2015

An Iranian court has sentenced a Washington Post reporter to prison, two semi-official news agencies report.

As we've reported, Jason Rezaian has been held in Iran for more than a year. The country has accused him of espionage, a charge his paper has always denied.

In a statement, Jason ...

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The Show Must Go On: Boy Hiccups His Way Through Australia's National Anthem

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A 7-year-old boy in Australia embodied the saying "the show must go on," before an Australian Baseball League game on Friday.

A complete pro, Ethan Hall sang the Australian national anthem without missing a beat and despite an unfortunately-timed case of the hiccups. At the end, though, the crowd gave ...

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