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The Latest: Hollande meets African leaders on climate needs
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:...

Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Call them the culprits of carbon....

GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe....

From Homeland to hair: Clinton emails peek into the personal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and the Palestinians....

Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws....

Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering - a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies....

Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language....

High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year....

US criticizes imprisonment of China media freedom activist
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is criticizing China's imprisonment of a media freedom activist who was sentenced to six years after the late addition of charges that his attorneys were not given a chance to defend against....

From racing to rum, things to know about year-end tax breaks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start of filing season....

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An artwork entitled 'One Heart One Tree' by artist Naziha Mestaoui is displayed on the Eiffel tower as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

Up to the Minute
Trump says he should charge CNN for next debate appearance

Clinton rallies with female Senate Democrats _ except Warren

Clinton presses Venezuela to uphold will of voters

Jeb Bush says Trump 'uninformed,' not a serious candidate

Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

New Jersey's Chris Christie: Obama 'naive' on IS threat

Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

Challenge fails to block Sanders from NH ballot

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