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WATCH: President Obama Addresses The Country

Sunday, December 06, 2015

In a prime-time speech from the Oval Office, President Obama is scheduled to address the threat of terrorism facing the United States.

Obama will update the country on the investigation into the mass shooting in San Bernardino and also talk about the United States' war against the Islamic State.

Obama ...

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Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Is Cancer-Free

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter told his congregation on Sunday that his cancer is gone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Carter, 91, broke the good news during the Sunday School class he teaches at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga.

The paper reports:

"'He said he got a scan this ...

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Islamic State Takes Responsibility For Attack That Killed A Governor In Yemen

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Islamic State is taking responsibility for an attack that killed the governor of Aden in Yemen on Sunday.

Reuters reports that Jaafar Mohammed Saad and six of his aides were killed by a car bomb as he was headed to work.

Reuters adds:

"Islamic State, in a ...

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Police In London Say They Are Treating Tube Stabbing As 'Terrorist Incident'

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Police in London say that are treating a knife attack in the city's subway system as a "terrorist incident."

According to the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, the man, who is believed to be 29 years old, stabbed three people, one of them, a 56-year-old man, sustained serious injuries.

NPR's ...

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From Our Archives: When Is An Act Of Violence An Act Of Terrorism?

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the wake of a mass shooting that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, Calif., a familiar question has cropped up: "Is this an act of terrorism?" NPR's Carrie Johnson reports that law enforcement authorities are still trying to decipher a motive in the case, which ultimately could ...

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#WhatWouldMagufuliDo: Tanzanian President's Thriftiness Gets Him A Meme

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In his first few weeks in office, Tanzanian President John Magufuli has made big changes to the country's finances. He's slashed government budgets for everything from celebrations to international travel.

Here's how Quartz describes it:

" 'Unless there is an urgent undertaking abroad one could be allowed ...

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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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