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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)

Victims Named in Planned Parenthood Shooting

An Iraq War veteran and a mother of two were identified Sunday as victims of a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Jennifer Markovsky and Ke'Arre Stewart were each accompanying friends to the clinic


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

September 28, 2015; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is interviewed during media day at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports - RTX1SYIV

NBA Star Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement

The basketball great, who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers for two decades, wrote a poem announcing his decision. "This season is all I have left to give," the 37-year-old wrote. "My body knows it’s time to say goodbye"

Priscilla Chan Mark Zuckerberg parental leave expanded four months

Facebook Expanding Parental Leave to Four Months

The social media giant announced that global employees will receive four months of paid parental leave, days after co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced he would take leave following the forthcoming birth of his child

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

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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

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

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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

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 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