Camila Domonoske

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Putin Says Russia Is Backing Some Syrian Opposition Forces

Friday, December 11, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that his forces are helping factions of the Free Syrian Army, a statement that could signal a shift in Russia's policy in Syria.

In a speech to his top military commanders, Putin said the Russian military has provided weapons, supplies and air support to ...

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Paris Climate Change Negotiators Need More Time

Friday, December 11, 2015

With a historic, planetwide pact on the line, hundreds of diplomats in Paris are preparing to extend the U.N. climate change conference into Saturday.

The deadline to reach consensus on a climate deal was supposed to be midnight Friday. But conference leader Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, said ...

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1,600-Pound Stocking Knitted With Care In Hopes A World Record Soon Would Be There

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's got a place in the Guinness book of world records, but good luck finding a chimney that can hold it: The world's largest Christmas stocking weighs in at 1,600 pounds.

The patchwork stocking, presented by yarn manufacturer Caron United, is 139 feet tall and 74 1/5 feet wide — ...

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Wal-Mart To Launch New Mobile Pay System In 2016

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wal-Mart is launching a new mobile pay system, allowing customers to use their smartphones to pay for purchases with credit, debit, prepaid or gift cards.

The service will be available in select stores this month, and across the country next year, the retail giant says.

With Wal-Mart Pay, the company ...

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Volkswagen Chairman Says Emissions Cheating Sprang From 'Chain Of Errors'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal was the result of a "chain of errors," Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch said Thursday, admitting that the fault extends to the company as a whole, rather than a handful of rogue engineers.

The company continues to maintain that only a small group of people were actively ...

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7 Bundles Of Scientific Joy: 'Test Tube Puppies' Prove IVF Can Work In Dogs

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Seven tussling puppies could bring a smile to anyone's face. But one litter has a team of scientists beaming more than usual.

The puppies — five beagles and two "bockers," or beagle-cocker spaniel mixes — are the first ever born through in vitro fertilization.

IVF has been used successfully in ...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Apologizes For Police Killing Of 17-Year-Old

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has apologized for the death of Laquan McDonald, the black 17-year-old shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in 2014.

"That happened on my watch," Emanuel said in an emotional address to a special meeting of the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, NPR's David Schaper ...

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Sole Copy Of Latest Wu-Tang Album Was Sold To 'Pharma Bro'

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

In 2014, the Wu-Tang Clan turned a double album into lost treasure.

Once Upon A Time In Shaolin was heard, in its 31-track entirety, only by Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA and producer Cilvaringz.

They vowed to sell just a single copy — with a seven-digit price tag. They destroyed all ...

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From Oval Office, President Obama Vows U.S. Will Defeat ISIS

Sunday, December 06, 2015

In a prime-time speech from the Oval Office Sunday night, Obama said that the United States would defeat the threat of terrorism — without compromising American values.

Obama began his third Oval Office address by remembering the 14 Americans who died in Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California.

He noted ...

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Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police Practices

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will be launching a federal investigation into whether the Chicago police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of discriminatory or unconstitutional policing, sources tell NPR's Carrie Johnson.

"The U.S. Attorney in Chicago has already been investigating the death of a young ...

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Obama To Deliver Oval Office Address On San Bernardino, Terrorism

Saturday, December 05, 2015

President Obama will deliver an Oval Office address on Sunday evening, discussing the San Bernardino attack and the broader issue of terrorism.

The mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., which killed 14 people earlier this week, is currently being investigated by the FBI as an act of terror. The president ...

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Texas, Federal Government Face Off In Court Over Syrian Refugees

Friday, December 04, 2015

Texas and the federal government have taken their power struggle over Syrian refugees to federal court.

In a suit filed Wednesday, the state says it wasn't adequately consulted over refugee placement and asked the court system to immediately block the resettlement of any Syrian refugees in Texas.

The federal government ...

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Obama: 'We All Have A Part To Play' In Stopping Gun Violence

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Speaking one day after at least 14 people died in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., President Obama said the investigation into the attack is now in the hands of the FBI — and warned that it may take some time to find answers.

Obama began his remarks from ...

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San Bernardino Shootings: What We Know, One Day After

Thursday, December 03, 2015

After a mass shooting, a police chase and a shootout, a violent day in San Bernardino, Calif., ended in the death of two suspects, authorities say.

Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were responsible for the Wednesday morning attack that killed at least 14 people and injured 21, according ...

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Cameroon's Military Says It Has Freed 900 Hostages From Boko Haram

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Cameroon's military says it has killed more than 100 members of Boko Haram and freed more than 900 people who had been held hostage by the militant Islamists.

The news, which is difficult to independently verify, came in a statement from Cameroon's defense minister, Joseph Beti Assomo.

"The statement says ...

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U.S. Soldier Honored Posthumously For Protecting Jewish POWs In 1945

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

In January 1945, in a German POW camp, a U.S. soldier named Roddie Edmonds defied the threat of death to protect the Jewish troops under his command.

Seventy years later, he's being recognized for his valor.

It's the first time a U.S. soldier has been named Righteous Among the ...

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Russia Accuses Turkey's President Of Profiting Off Trade With ISIS

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Top Russian military officials have accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of personally profiting from illegal oil trade with Islamist militants in Syria.

NPR's Corey Flintoff reports from Moscow that at a news conference, Russian military officials offered what they called evidence of oil smuggled to Turkey from ISIS-controlled fields ...

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U.K. Debates Expanding Airstrikes Against ISIS To Syria

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The British Parliament has begun a daylong debate over whether to grant the government authority to conduct airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.

The U.K. is already conducting strikes against ISIS in Iraq.

Prime Minister David Cameron, pushing the motion at the start of today's 10-hour debate in the House ...

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Russia Bristles As NATO Invites Montenegro To Join Military Alliance

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

NATO has invited the Balkan nation of Montenegro to join the military alliance, over Russian objections and threats of retaliation.

The invitation by member states was announced Wednesday at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

The last nations to join the NATO alliance were Balkan states Albania and Croatia, in ...

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University Of Chicago Cancels Monday Classes Over Threat Of Gun Violence

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The University of Chicago is canceling all classes and other events on its main campus Monday over online threats of gun violence.

FBI counterterrorism officials alerted the school on Sunday, the university said in a statement. They warned of online threats from an "unknown individual" that specifically mentioned a location, ...

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