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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Center for Global Business and Government speaker series at Dartmouth College in Hanover
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A sign in support of Planned Parenthood stands just south of the clinic as police investigators gather evidence near the scene of Friday's shooting at the clinic Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in northwest Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Second Victim Named in Planned Parenthood Shooting

Jennifer Markovsky, 36, was the second of three people named as having died after a gunman opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. The identity of the third victim of the shooting has not yet been confirmed


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

Hunger Games Wins at Thanksgiving Box Office

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top The Good Dinosaur and Creed in their Thanksgiving weekend debuts

Donald Trump Stands By 9/11 Cheering Claims

Despite a lack of evidence, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump kept pushing the claim that he saw cheering from Muslims in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. He said he saw the supposed celebrations on television

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

Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey Says Pilot's Body Will Be Flown to Russia

Turkey will deliver the body of a Russian pilot back home, officials said. The pilot was killed after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane when it entered its airspace from Syria, ignoring several warnings

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

Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, is shown in this undated booking photo provided by the New Orleans Police Department in New Orleans, Louisiana November 28, 2015. Allen, a suspect in a shooting in a New Orleans park last Sunday, that appeared to be gang-related which wounded 17 people has been arrested and is in police custody, according to authorities. REUTERS/New Orleans Police Dept/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Suspect Arrested in New Orleans Playground Shooting

A suspect was arrested Saturday in connection with a New Orleans playground shootout last week that left 17 people injured, including 11 teenagers and children. The man, Joseph Allen, 32, turned himself in after police released a photo

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

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."

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