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France Identifies Third Attacker In Theater Siege

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

French authorities say they have identified the third attacker in the siege at the Bataclan concert hall that left scores of people dead.

Le Parisien identifies the 23-year-old man as a French national who traveled to Syria in 2013.

The New York Times reports that Prime Minister Manuel ...

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Trump's Muslims Plan: Inflammatory? Definitely. Unconstitutional? Maybe

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Donald Trump has faced a torrent of criticism after releasing a policy proposal that would ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

His fellow Republicans haven't held back: Marco Rubio called it "offensive," and Jeb Bush called it "unhinged." A number of others — politicians, pundits, experts ...

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University Of Maryland President Recommends Renaming Stadium

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The president of the University of Maryland is recommending that the university change the name of its football stadium.

Wallace D. Loh said the name should be changed from "Byrd Stadium" to "Maryland Stadium," because the stadium's namesake, H.C. "Curley" Byrd, was a proponent of racial segregation.

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Oscar Pistorius To Be Released On Bail As He Awaits Sentencing

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter who came to be known as the "Blade Runner," will be released on bail while he awaits his sentence over the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius' legal battle has been long: Last year, a lower court convicted Pistorius of a lesser charge and ...

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Prosecutor Declines To Charge Officer Who Shot Chicago Man In The Back

Monday, December 07, 2015

A Chicago police officer who shot and killed a black man who was running away from police will not be charged, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said on Monday.

The decision comes on the same day that the Justice Department announced that it was launching an investigation into ...

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Justice Department Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Chicago Police

Monday, December 07, 2015

The United States Department of Justice will investigate whether the Chicago Police Department has systematically violated the civil rights of citizens when it uses force and deadly force.

In a press conference on Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that her department was launching a so-called "pattern or practice" ...

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Beijing Issues Its First Ever 'Red Alert' Over Air Pollution

Monday, December 07, 2015

For the first time since it instituted a warning system in 2013, Beijing has issued a "red alert" over dangerous levels of air pollution.

The state news agency Xinhua reported that the city's air is thick with smog and the skyline is obscured by the haze.

The agency reports:

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Syria Says U.S.-Led Coalition Targeted Its Military, Killing 3 Soldiers

Monday, December 07, 2015

The government of Bashar Assad in Syria says the U.S.-led coalition struck one of its army camps on Sunday killing three soldiers and wounding 13.

The Washington Post reports that the accusation is the first of its kind since the United States began bombing Islamic State targets in Syria ...

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Opposition Party Wins Big In Venezuela, Ousting Maduro's Socialists

Monday, December 07, 2015

Dealing a big blow to President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist leadership, Venezuelan voters handed a majority of congressional seats to a coalition of opposition parties.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports the opposition gains control of congress for the first time since Hugo Chávez ushered in victory for the leftist movement in 1999. ...

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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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