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France Mourns Paris Dead

A subdued France paid homage to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many lives

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Chicago Man Arrested Over 9-Year-Old Boy’s Shooting

Police in Chicago have arrested a man in connection with the brutal gangland shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was lured into an alley and shot multiple times on Nov. 2. The suspect was named by police as Corey Morgan

Dr. Ben Carson at a news conference in Henderson, Nev. on Nov. 16, 2015.

Ben Carson to Visit Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The retired neurosurgeon is to visit Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan during his surprise trip, which comes after the Republican presidential contender has struggled to formulate coherent answers on foreign policy

Shoppers purchase electronics and other items at a Best Buy in in San Diego, Calif. on November 26, 2015.

Black Friday Shoppers Hit the Stores

But analysts have questioned whether the day is losing its cachet as retailers push opening times into Thanksgiving, and discounting into early November. This year, some stores around the country saw tame crowds in the early morning

Musical guest Adele performs on Saturday Night Live in New York City on Nov. 21, 2015.

Adele's 25 Surges Past 3 Million in Sales in the U.S.

On Tuesday, iAdele’s 25 broke the single-week sales record previously held by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached, which sold 2.416 million in the U.S. when released in March 2000. Now Billboard reports that 25 has surpassed 3 million sales

Actor Paul Walker walks the runway at the Samuel Cirnansck show during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer on March 21, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Paul Walker's Father Sues Porsche

In the court documents, the actor's father — who is the executor of Walker's estate — alleges that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have saved the lives of Walker and his friend Roger Rodas

epa05044403 A handout picture dated 30 June 2012 shows Szafir (Sapphire) Cargo Ship of Euroafrica Sea Lines as it leaves the port of Tallin, Estonia. On the night of 26 to 27 November 2015, Polish cargo ship Szafir (Sapphire) has been hijacked by Nigerian pirates the on Nigerian waters. Five Polish seamen, including captain and three officers and one seaman have been abducted from a ship and eleven other crew members escaped abduction and are safe. Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski during a press conference on Friday 27 November 2015 said that the hijackers had not established any contact yet. EPA/EUROAFRICA SEA LINES / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Pirates Kidnap 5 From Ship Off Nigeria’s Coast

Armed attackers abducted five seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said. The five Polish nationals, including the captain and three officers, were seized, while another 11 crew members were safe

People drapped in the national flag walk past a building decorated with French flags in Paris on Nov. 27, 2015.

Suspected Arms Dealer Arrested in Germany

A 34-year-old-man has been arrested on suspicion of arms dealing in the southern city of Stuttgart, Germany, prosecutors say. They however did not confirm a report he supplied guns to the Paris attackers who killed 130 people on Nov. 13

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at an event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach

Donald Trump Denies Mocking Journalist With Disability

Donald Trump accused a New York Times journalist of "using his disability to grandstand" and denied mocking the reporter's joint condition during a campaign rally in South Carolina. He also demanded an apology from Serge Kovaleski

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Chicago Protestors Aim to Disrupt Black Friday

Demonstrators are set to halt Black Friday shopping in Chicago with a march through the city's most famous retail district, following protests in the city since the release of a video showing Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by a police officer

A woman, supporter of Bulgarian ultra-nationalist Ataka party, holds a picture of downed Russian president Vladimir Putin during a protest supporting Russia in front of the Turkish embassy in Sofia on November 26, 2015. Tensions have soared between Moscow and Ankara following the downing of the Russian jet on the Syrian border on November 24. Moscow has already warned its nationals against visiting Turkey and stepped up controls of Turkish agricultural imports. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

Russia Plans Sanctions on Turkey

Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects, threatening billions of dollars of trade as well as further complicating the Syrian conflict

Pope Francis blesses the crowd at the Church of Saint Joseph the worker in the Nairobi shanty town of Kangemi on November 27, 2015 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Pope Calls Slum Conditions in Nairobi an Injustice

Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in during a visit to one of Nairobi's many shantytowns , saying that access to safe water is a human right and that everyone should have adequate housing.