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

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The shootings in San Bernardino have raised a familiar question, one that a linguist and a political scientist say keeps coming up because the line can be tough to draw.

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In just three weeks in office, John Magufuli has shaken up country's finances by slashing budgets for celebrations and travel. The Internet reacted with a funny meme.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Fired

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said public trust in the city's police had been "shaken" and "eroded" by the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Protesters had called for the chief's ouster.

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In a press conference in Paris, Obama said that climate change is probably the hardest kind of problem for politicians to solve, yet despite the hurdles, he's optimistic.

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Amid Criticism, Chicago Mayor Announces Police Accountability Task Force

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been under criticism for his handling of police misconduct, especially in the wake of the shooting death of a black teenager.

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

The "brandalists," as they call themselves, used commercial ad space to point out the damage they say big corporations are having on the world's environment.

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

In the city, many residents want accountability from this trial. They're eager for convictions, and some fear there will be more unrest if that doesn't happen.

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Turkey Says It Will Not Apologize For Downing Of Russian Jet

Monday, November 30, 2015

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country was defending its airspace. "Protection of Turkish airspace, Turkish borders is a national duty," Davutoglu said.

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

The conference is being billed as a last-chance summit to avoid catastrophic climate change. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions.

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NSA Ends Sept. 11-Era Surveillance Program

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The program allowed the U.S. government to collect data on Americans' phone calls in bulk. Under the new system, the government needs a court order to query a database kept by phone companies.

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French Police Fire Tear Gas At Climate Protesters In Paris

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Protesters gathered on the eve of a global conference on climate change. About 200 activists defied a ban on mass demonstrations and they were met by riot police.

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The storm dumped freezing rain from Texas all the way to Iowa. Authorities in Kansas reported several deaths due to car accidents and flooding claimed three lives in Texas.

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What We Know About The Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Robert Dear lived off the grid, and those who knew him described a troubled man who preferred solitude. Police say Dear opened fire at a Planned Parenthood center, killing three and wounding nine.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

French President François Hollande was at the White House trying broaden an international coalition to fight the Islamic State.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Police made two arrests Tuesday afternoon. One man was later released. Two other men turned themselves over to police later in the day.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkey said the plane violated its airspace and that it had issued 10 warnings before firing. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the downing was a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices."

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

Belgian police asked citizens not to tweet information about their movements. Perhaps not surprisingly, Twitter responded with pictures of cats.

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

Salah Abdeslam, one of the main suspects of the Paris attacks, is believed to still be on the loose. Schools and universities, however, will reopen on Wednesday.

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Argentina Elects Opposition Candidate As Its Next President

Monday, November 23, 2015

The win by Mauricio Macri ends the 12-year rule of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's Peronist Party. Macri, the former mayor of Buenos Aires, promised to roll back some of Kirchner's policies.

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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

In an interview, Donald Trump said people in New Jersey — "where you have large Arab populations" — were cheering when the Twin Towers came down. Police, however, have said it did not happen.

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