• Threat closes University of Chicago campus

    University of Chicago

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    The University of Chicago has shut down its campus after learning of an anonymous online threat of gun violence said to be planned for Monday.

    The school said Sunday that FBI counterterrorism officials informed the school of a threat, specifically of ...

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  • Statue of Liberty

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    Statue of Liberty originally conceived as Muslim woman

    The artist who sculpted theStatue of Liberty wanted thestatue placed in Port Said.

  • Obama and Xi Jinping

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    COP21: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

    World leaders opened pivotal climate talks Monday in Paris, saying the stakes are too high to end the conference without achieving a binding agreement to help slow the pace of global climate change.

    "A political moment like this may not come again," U...

  • COP21 Summit

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    Warming planet risks financial turmoil

    The climate summit getting underway in Paris this week is being touted as a huge opportunity for a deal to cut carbon emissions and limit global warming.

  • Obama and Jinping 2

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    Obama: Climate summit a 'rejection' of terror

    Combating climate change will prove to be a rebuttal of terrorist efforts, President Barack Obama declared at the opening of a major climate summit in Paris.

  • Pope visits Central African Republic

    Pope Francis visited a mosque in a Muslim neighborhood of the Central African Republic's capital that has been a flashpoint for violent clashes, continuing his message of religious tolerance on the final leg of his African tour.

    The visit to the mosqu...

  • Robert Lewis Dear

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    Planned Parenthood suspect due in court

    The man suspected of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs is due in court Monday in a case that has united even staunch opponents in the abortion debate.

    Robert Lewis Dear mentioned "baby parts" after the shooting a...

  • Nefertiti bust

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    New clues in hunt for Nefertiti's tomb

    Egyptologists are optimistic that a second chamber may soon be found behind King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on results of scans from the Valley of the Kings that were announced Saturday.

    One archaeologist has speculated that if the second chamber exis...

  • Ice on car, Atlanta

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    Extreme weather kills 10; more snow, flooding

    It's not even winter yet, but the deadly weather in parts of the U.S. suggests otherwise.

  • Holiday shoppers

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    12 days of Christmas tops $34k

    The price for the 12 days of Christmas items was flat from last year.

  • Ground beef

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    40,000 lbs. of meat missing, never delivered

    Police say 40,000 pounds of meat is missing after a delivery never arrived.

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    California man dies after becoming stuck in chimney

    A suspected burglar in California died after becoming stuck in a chimney.

  • Bill Gates, Microsoft

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    Bill Gates launches multi-billion dollar clean energy fund

    Bill Gates has pulled together a multinational band of investors to put billions into clean energy.

    The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist announced his latest endeavor, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, at the climate change summit in Paris alo...

  • COP21 Summit

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    Why it's time to care about COP21

    In Paris, world leaders are fretting over 2 degrees Celsius.

  • Kobe Bryant

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    Kobe Bryant: Star to retire at end of season

    "My body knows it's time to say goodbye" wrote five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant as he poetically announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.

  • Saudi Arabia flag

    Saudi Arabia: 900 women run for office

    More than 900 women are campaigning for public office in Saudi Arabia -- a first in the kingdom's history.

    The December 12 municipal election will be the first opportunity for Saudi women to vote or run for office since a 2011 order by the now deceas...

  • Kabul, Afghanistan


    US Embassy: Threat of imminent attack in Kabul

    The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in the Afghan capital, the Embassy said Monday.

  • Beijing pollution


    China issues year's highest smog alert

    Residents in northern China have been told stay indoors after air pollution in Beijing and neighboring regions rose to hazardous levels.

  • President Obama leaving for France 11.29.15

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    Obama pays respects at the Bataclan in Paris

    President Barack Obama paid a midnight tribute Monday to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, ‎laying a single white rose at the Bataclan club where ISIS terrorists unleashed carnage two weeks ago.

  • Sanders Clinton at debate

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    Democrats strike different tones on shooting

    The three Democrats running for their party's presidential nomination, together again in New Hampshire on Sunday night, struck markedly different tones when commenting upon the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

  • Kobe Bryant

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    Kobe Bryant announces retirement

    Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant announced Sunday that he will retire after the 2015-16 season.

  • Jennifer Markovsky and Ke'Arre Stewart


    2 civilians killed in Planned Parenthood shooting ID'd

    Jennifer Markovsky, 35, and Ke'Arre Marcell Stewart, 29, were the two civilians killed in Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Russian jet shot down

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    Russian pilot's body with Turkish authorities

    The body of a Russian pilot killed after his jet was shot down by the Turkish military has been handed over to Turkish authorities, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists in Ankara on Sunday.

    At Russia's request, the pilot had been given Ort...

  • Police tape generic

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    2 La. children dead in apparent murder-suicide

    Two children are among four people dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Louisiana.

  • Black Friday starts 2

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    Black Friday isn't as special as it used to be

    Black Friday is fading. It's still a key sales day for retailers, but holiday shopping promotions began earlier than ever this year. And consumers responded by shopping earlier than ever.


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