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'A Charlie Brown Christmas' at 50
The Christmas special celebrates 50 years with a retrospective on ABC, and it seems more than ever like something we wouldn't get today. ...
First officer implicated in Freddie Gray's death goes on trial in Baltimore
In the city, many residents want accountability from this trial. They're eager for convictions and some fear more unrest if that doesn't happen. ...
Target website up and down on Cyber Monday due to heavy traffic
In what Target has called its "Biggest, Boldest Plans" for Cyber Monday, the retailer is offering 15 percent discounts on almost all items on Target.com. ...
The officers in the Jamar Clark shooting: What we know
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators have interviewed two Minneapolis police officers about their roles in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. ...
When getting shot isn’t ‘great bodily harm’ in Minnesota
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today agreed with a man who shot his ex-girlfriend that he can't be convicted of first-degree assault in the state because the bullet he fired into her back didn't hit any vital organs. ...
Happy holidays ad: Man fakes death to get his kids to visit
It's not even December yet and we have a clubhouse leader in the 'Tear my guts out, why doncha?' competition for 2015. ...
10 things to know about the U.N. climate talks in Paris
An essential introduction to the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30. ...
The story of Vulcan, the planet that never was
For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains. ...
Unrelated lawsuit names officer involved in man's death
One of the Minneapolis police officers involved in a black man's fatal shooting is accused in a lawsuit of using excessive force during an arrest four years ago. ...
Swimmer nearing end of 6-month tribute to Gold Star families
It seemed like only yesterday that Navy vet Chris Ring jumped into the little creek known as the Mississippi River in Itasca and headed south. ...
Supremes song 'I Hear a Symphony' took new approach to hit-making
The single that the group released just prior, "Nothing But Heartaches," failed to crack the top 10, breaking a streak of five straight singles that made it to No. 1. ...
Should the U.S. join a binding international agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions?
American negotiators are buoyed by broad public support for stronger international and domestic actions that address climate change as they head into the United Nations climate change conference in Paris on Monday. ...
Winter storm arrives: Travel impacts through tomorrow
It's Monday, and our well advertised winter storm has arrived. The lead wave of mixed precip and snow rolled in this morning, and the heaviest bands of snow are still expected to arrive this afternoon through tonight as forecast. ...
The myth of mental health parity
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank learned what thousands -- maybe millions -- of other Americans have already learned recently: Getting help for mental illness is an impossible task. ...
Kobe Bryant announces retirement (in the form of a poem)
"My heart can take the pounding / My mind can handle the grind / But my body knows it's time to say goodbye," he writes. ...
The language of resentment
Why do the people who want to lead the country act as though it's a burden they're forced to endure? ...
The Planned Parenthood shooting victims: An Iraq vet and a mother
Local media 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. ...
Why negotiators at Paris climate talks are tossing the Kyoto model
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. ...
147 world leaders gather in Paris for U.N. climate conference
During his opening speech, President Obama said that "no nation -- large or small, wealthy or poor -- is immune" to the ills of climate change. ...
In devastating downturn, Iron Range ‘hangs in there’
A movement that has been growing in parts of the U.S. has reached the Iron Range. People are making or buying hats, scarves, and gloves and then leaving them tied to trees or other public locations for people to take if they need them. ...
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