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How climate negotiations proceed: just like an action movie

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With world leaders back home, it's time for the hardcore climate negotiators to work on the more mundane guts of a deal and they are being told to quicken the pace at it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Cop pays thief's tab for stolen birthday cake ingredients

 

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police officer dispatched to the scene of a shoplifting incident paid the thief's tab after learning a woman stole the items to bake her child's birthday cake.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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House to vote on No Child Left Behind rewrite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House was ready to vote Wednesday on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law that would roll back the federal government's authority to push academic standards and tell schools how to improve.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Kerry says NATO members ready to step up anti-IS fight

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that NATO members stood ready to step up military efforts against the Islamic State and held out hope of broadening cooperation between the West and Russia to end Syria's protracted civil war.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Attackers post video of assault on victim's Facebook page

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Two men a sheriff labelled "cowards" stole a cellphone from a suburban Detroit man with cerebral palsy, beat him, recorded the assault on his cellphone and posted it to his Facebook page, authorities said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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UN to issue final report on Iran's alleged nuke weapons work

VIENNA (AP) — The UN atomic agency is set to issue its final report on allegations that Iran worked in the past on nuclear arms — a summary that will likely be inconclusive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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Claims of deleted video among questions in Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The release of squad-car video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times set off a dramatic chain of events, from days of demonstrations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's firing of the city's police superintendent.

But it's unclear what will happen next.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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UK Parliament to vote on expanded attacks on Islamic State

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to authorize the British military to take part in airstrikes in Syria, insisting that Britain should help degrade and destroy the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015

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