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  • 'Lay down your arms', pope says in divided Central Africa

    Sun, 4:57pm

    Pope Francis symbolically opens a gate to peace at Bangui Cathedral in the Central African Republic on November 29, 2015, appealing during a landmark mass to warring factions and urging them to "lay down these instruments of death"Pope Francis on Sunday urged the warring factions in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons as he brought a message of peace to a country ravaged by sectarian violence. As his plane touched down, those waiting burst into cheers and singing as he began a 24-hour visit to one of Africa's poorest and most unstable countries on a trip that has had his security detail working overtime. For the short ride to the presidential palace, Francis travelled in his open-topped popemobile, with huge crowds, many of them children and young people, cheering wildly as he passed, some waving branches in a sign of peace.

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  • Bale, Ronaldo score in Madrid's 2-0 win at Eibar

    Sun, 4:48pm

    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale of Wales, second right, is congratulated by his fellow teammate after scoring against SD Eibar during their Spanish La Liga soccer match, at Ipurua stadium in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gareth Bale scored his first goal in three months for Real Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo added a penalty to secure a 2-0 win at Eibar on Sunday and end its two-game losing run in the Spanish league.

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  • Fathers' rights protesters climb onto Buckingham Palace roof

    Sun, 4:48pm

    LONDON (AP) — British police say two men have scaled Buckingham Palace in an apparent protest over fathers' rights. read more


  • What Ben Carson says he learned while visiting Syrian refugee camps in the Middle East

    Sun, 3:39pm

    Ben Carson's Surprise Trip to JordanBen Carson says the Syrian refugees he met during his trip to the Middle East don’t want to come to the United States — they want to go home.

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  • Cleveland boy's shooting by police 'unreasonable', family experts

    Sun, 2:48pm

    Tamir Rice is seen allegedly pointing his weapon at the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland in still image from videoA Cleveland police officer's shooting of a 12-year-old boy in a city park a year ago was unreasonable, experts hired by the child's family said in reports an attorney wants submitted to a grand jury considering charges in the case. The reports over the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, who was black, by a white officer were released late Saturday shortly after a county prosecutor disclosed a frame-by-frame analysis of a security camera video of the November 2014 shooting. A Cuyahoga County grand jury has been considering testimony over whether Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback should be charged in Rice's death.

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  • Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion

    Sun, 2:46pm

    A view of the damage to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed that the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to the suspect, identified by police as Robert Lewis Dear, was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.

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