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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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Obama On The Islamic State: 'We Will Destroy This Terrorist Organization'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

In no uncertain terms, President Obama promised to destroy the Islamic State.

"We are intensifying our strategy on all fronts, with local partners on the ground. We are going to keep on rolling back ISIL in Iraq and in Syria, and take out more of their leaders and commanders so ...

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Police Arrest 16 In Belgium, As Heightened Terror Alert Continues

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Belgian prosecutors say they have arrested 16 people in raids Sunday night, after the city of Brussels spent the second day in a row on high alert.

Twenty-two raids were mounted, the prosecutors said — most in Brussels, and several south of the city. No explosives or firearms were recovered ...

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After Night Of Clashes, Protests Continue In Minneapolis

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Protesters in Minneapolis clashed with police Wednesday night, as demonstrations over the police shooting of a black man intensified.

Minnesota Public Radio reports:

"A gathering of hundreds of protesters at a north Minneapolis precinct grew tense Wednesday night, after police cleared the entrance of the station where some ...

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Architect Of Paris Attacks Was Killed In Raid, French Authorities Say

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The suspected architect of the Paris attacks was killed during a violent police raid conducted by French authorities in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday, French authorities say.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was a Belgian national in his late 20s. Authorities believe that Abaaoud was close to Islamic State leader ...

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Russia Says It's Planning Joint Anti-ISIS Operations With France

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When the French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle reaches its position near Syria's coast, it will find what until recently might have seemed an unlikely ally: a Russian guided missile cruiser. A U.S. official says Russia is newly receptive to cooperation in Syria.

"Under the Russian president's decree, the ...

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Islamic State Publishes Photo Of Bomb It Says Brought Down Russian Plane

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In its monthly propaganda magazine, Dabiq, the Islamic State published what it says is a photo of the bomb that brought down a Russian airliner.

The picture calls the bomb — packed inside a soda can — an improvised explosive device.

From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel filed this report with ...

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