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What Pope Francis Did — And Didn't — Say On His First Trip To Africa

November 30, 2015 - 12:06pm

He spoke about bribery, war, water and peace between Muslims and Christians — but stayed silent on gay rights.

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NASA Uses Lessons From Space To Design An Efficient Building

November 30, 2015 - 11:51am

Named Sustainability Base, a NASA facility in California is a model for energy-efficient federal buildings. It's powered by a fuel cell like those used on spacecraft and recycles water for flushing.

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Why Negotiators At Paris Climate Talks Are Tossing The Kyoto Model

November 30, 2015 - 4:03am

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn't slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach.

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In Indiana, Raising The Bar Raises Questions About Special Education

November 30, 2015 - 4:03am

Indiana is trying to make the path to a high school diploma more rigorous, but some special education students worry they won't be able to meet new requirements.

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147 World Leaders Gather In Paris For U.N. Climate Conference

November 30, 2015 - 3:56am

The conference is being billed as a last chance summit to save the planet. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions in effort to curb climate change.

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In Montgomery, Rosa Parks' Story Offers A History Lesson For Police

November 30, 2015 - 2:01am

Sixty years ago Tuesday, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Recruits in Montgomery, Ala., are learning about Parks in a course aimed at eliminating bias in policing.

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Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes

November 30, 2015 - 1:56am

Oklahoma's earthquake boom is now a national security threat. No damage has been reported, but operators at the hub are on high alert for a disruption that would ripple through the U.S. energy market.

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Patients Want To Price-Shop For Care, But Online Tools Unreliable

November 30, 2015 - 1:54am

Savvy patients want the best medical care for the best deal, and online calculators seem like a great way to compare the cost of common scans and procedures. But many are inaccurate.

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What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

November 30, 2015 - 1:43am

The LA area is home to the most manufacturing jobs in the U.S., from clothes to metal parts to new aerospace tech. Companies have reinvented themselves, even as they struggle to find skilled workers.

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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

November 30, 2015 - 12:53am

The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn't meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits.

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University Of Chicago Cancels Monday Classes Over Threat Of Gun Violence

November 29, 2015 - 8:30pm

The FBI alerted the university that a threat of gun violence — at a specific time and location — had been made online, the school said in a statement. All events on the main campus are canceled.

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Alaska Ships A Capitol Christmas Tree With All Of The Trimmings

November 29, 2015 - 5:33pm

This year's Capitol Christmas Tree is the first tree to travel by boat, braving 50-foot waves and journeying more than 3,400 miles from Alaska to Washington, D.C. The tree will be lit on Dec. 2.

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No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

November 29, 2015 - 4:41pm

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

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An Iraq Vet And A Mother Of 2 Were Victims Of Planned Parenthood Shooting

November 29, 2015 - 2:54pm

Local media outlets are naming Ke'Arre Stewart, an Army veteran and father of two, and Jennifer Markovsky, a mother of two, as victims of the attack, which also killed police officer Garrett Swasey.

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In Colorado Springs, Residents Turn To Prayer And Healing After Attacks

November 29, 2015 - 2:11pm

In the aftermath of the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, residents are moving on with their daily lives while remembering the victims of the attack.

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Amid A Violent Religious Rift, Pope Preaches Harmony In CAR

November 29, 2015 - 2:11pm

Pope Francis is calling for communal and religious harmony during a visit to the Central African Republic, the final stop of his first African tour. The country has been racked by a deadly conflict driven by Christian and Muslim militias.

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NSA Ends Sept. 11-Era Surveillance Program

November 29, 2015 - 11:09am

The program allowed the U.S. government to collect data on Americans' phone calls in bulk. Under the new system, the government needs a court order to query a database kept by phone companies.

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Pope Makes Final Stop On Africa Trip, In Central African Republic

November 29, 2015 - 8:15am

The Pope preached reconciliation Sunday in Central African Republic, a country that has seen clashes between Christian and Muslim militias.

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French Police Fire Tear Gas At Climate Protesters In Paris

November 29, 2015 - 7:43am

Protesters gathered on the eve of a global conference on climate change. About 200 activists defied a ban on mass demonstrations and they were met by riot police.

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Winter Storm Blamed For At Least 7 Deaths As It Moves East

November 29, 2015 - 6:40am

The storm dumped freezing rain from Texas all the way to Iowa. Authorities in Kansas reported several deaths due to car accidents and flooding claimed three lives in Texas.

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