Paris police: About 100 people detained after violent environmental protest

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'No More Baby Parts'

After his arrest, alleged Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear said "no more baby parts," according to a law enforcement official. The attack at the organization's clinic in Colorado Springs killed three people, including a police officer


Pope Brings Peace Message to Central African Republic

Pope Francis arrived in the conflict-torn Central African Republic to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has divided the capital city and forced nearly 1 million from their homes

Russian President Vladimir Putin Meets French President Francois Hollande

Putin Orders Sanctions Against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree came hours after Turkey's President had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was "truly saddened"

Cleveland Police Shoot Boy

Officials Release New Images of Tamir Rice Shooting

Prosecutors in Ohio released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun

NSA Surveillance

NSA Ends Phone Data Collection Program

The federal government's collection of bulk data from the telephone calls of virtually every American has ended, closing a controversy that began with disclosures about the secret program. The government will now have to request data from telephone companies

Black Friday Marks Beginning Of Holiday Season In NYC

Black Friday Sales Down More Than $1 Billion

Shoppers this year were less willing to brave the Black Friday crowds. Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday both fell in stores this year, with a growing amount of people pursuing their discounts online instead

French President Francois Hollande Receives Ban Ki-Moon,  UN Secretary-General At Elysee Palace

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon Wants Climate Target Review by 2020

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says governments' pledges to cut global warming emissions aren't enough and should be reviewed before 2020. On the eve of a U.N. climate summit in Paris, he endorsed plans for reviewing targets every five years

The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project's "A Night of a Thousand Genders"

School Cancels Book Reading About Transgender Teen

A Wisconsin elementary school has cancelled plans to read a book about a transgender girl after it was threatened with a lawsuit. The Mount Horeb Primary Center had planned to read and discuss the book “I Am Jazz."


3 Killed in Mortar Attack on Mali U.N. Base

A mortar attack on a U.N. base in northern Mali killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman. No one claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamic extremists are suspected

The head of the local chamber of lawyers, Tahir Elci was killed in Diyarbakir

Prominent Pro-Kurdish Lawyer Killed in Attack in Turkey

A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died. It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the attack