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Foster care, abuse -- Laquan McDonald's tragic life

In death, Laquan McDonald has countless defenders, people who want justice for him. They know him as the teenager in a police dashboard camera video who is seen walking away from a police officer who, in the span of 15 seconds, shoots him 16 times.


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Chicago police officer had history of complaints

Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in Laquan McDonald's shooting death, had a history of complaints before he gunned down the 17-year-old last year -- and in almost every case, he was cleared in one way or another.


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In Chicago, video magnifies familiar story

Marlin Daniels was driving his car when he was pulled over by police and told they were tracking cars similar because they had been reporting stolen.

He knew nothing of it and reached to take out his ID. When he showed it to them, a veteran's ID, he…



Peaceful protests after release of shooting video

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

Demonstrators chanted and marched through The Loop, a…


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Donald Trump mocks reporter's disability

The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump mocked one of its reporters who has a physical disability.

Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic…


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NASA says space anomaly caused by comets

An anomaly in deep space that has been the focus of speculation and observation for weeks over possible extraterrestrial life may have just been solved.



Russia putting anti-aircraft missiles in Syria

Tensions in the Middle East ratcheted up dangerously Wednesday, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, with the Turkish President accusing Russia of deceit and Russia announcing it would deploy anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.




REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy nature

For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading shoppers at work.

But the day after Thanksgiving this year, the mother of three young…


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Toys 'R' Us, Amazon and Walmart race to start Cyber Monday

The race is on to start Cyber Monday online sales well before Monday.


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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…



ISIS claims Tunis bomb blast that killed 12

ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombing a bus carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard, the latest deadly attack to roil a country once hailed as one of the few success stories of the Arab Spring.

Twelve people were killed in Tuesday's…


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Worried about Black Friday shopping? We'll tell you the three things that will help you survive the shopping frenzy.

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American survivor in Paris attack wants to meet victims

An American who was hurt stopping a terrorist attack says he would like to meet Paris victims, as CNN's Martin Savidge reports


Iran recovering from economic isolation

CNN's John Defterios goes to Iran's Grand Bazaar and Tehran's newest mall to get opinions on Iran's changing economy.

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