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Chicago on edge over police shooting video

Protests erupted in Chicago for a second day Wednesday in response to the release of graphic dashcam video that shows the final moments of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's life.

The demonstrations were peaceful and didn't lead to massive disruptions. One...


Downed Russian bomber threatens NATO

The cool, calm, clear thinking that kept the NATO alliance intact as it weathered the Cold War with the Soviet Union has been shattered.  

Decades of careful diplomacy and nail-biting inaction during the potentially world-annihilating nuclear arms rac...

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Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets

President Barack Obama, joined by the entire first family, on Wednesday began the Thanksgiving holiday by serving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans at Friendship Place Homeless Center in Washington.

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Obama: No 'specific and credible threat' to U.S.

Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known "specific and credible threat" to ...

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2016 candidates: Yes, Chicago cop should face charges

Several 2016 hopefuls weighed in Wednesday on the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer.

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Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

"While Frank passed away from...

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Human error led to MSF strike, general says

A U.S. airstrike that mistakenly killed 30 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last month was, in part, the result of military personnel inadvertently aiming at the wrong target -- the hospital compound -- instead of ...

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What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

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With Frank Gifford's family saying the football commentator and NFL great suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy before his August death, find out more about the progressive brain disease.

What to know: Laquan McDonald case

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Protesters took to the streets of Chicago after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Here is what you need to know about the case.

Thanksgiving Day fast facts

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Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.

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