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2015 set to be warmest year on record; Cities consider going car-free

Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging a comprehensive and permanent ban in the Norwegian capital -- but it's not the only urban hub trying to reduce their reliance on vehicles.

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Pope visits Kenyan slum, lashes out at nation's elite

Pope Francis waded into the heart of a Kenyan shantytown Friday, spreading a message of acceptance and lashing out at the nation's elite for neglecting the poor.

Francis' visit to Kangemi aligned with his message of service to the poor during his thr...

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Arrest in Chicago killing of Tyshawn Lee

Police announced Friday that they had made an arrest in the death of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old whose alleged gang-related slaying spurred outrage in Chicago.

Chicago police detectives made "an arrest in the unspeakable murder," department spokesman An...


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Turkish PM to Russia: Let's work against ISIS

Scary as the shooting down of a Russian warplane was -- especially by Turkey, a NATO member -- signs emerged Friday that some leaders involved are working to ease tensions between the two countries.

For one thing, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutogl...

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France memorializes Paris terror victims

All over France, blue-white-red national flags flew from buildings on Friday. President Francois Hollande had asked people to hoist the tricolor in patriotic solidarity with the 130 people terrorists massacred two weeks ago in Paris.

And in the grand ...

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Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals

Cue the bargain hunters, and let the Black Friday shopping marathon begin.

Millions of people are participating in retail's annual event, which began again this year on Thanksgiving day. And, of course, most markdowns are available online.

An early re...

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China stocks tumble as government probes more big brokers

Markets in China tumbled on Friday as a government crackdown on the country's largest brokerages widened.

The Shanghai Composite plunged by 5.5%, the worst slide in months, while the main index in Shenzhen fell 6%. Stocks in Hong Kong slumped 2%.


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Judy Asman

Americans will spend over $130 on 'self-gifting'

Forget naughty or nice.

Americans no longer wait for Santa to bring presents. Instead, they are buying their own presents.

Yes, more and more people are treating themselves when they are out shopping for others.

Nearly 60% of people are now "self-gif...

Michael Bloomberg

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Bloomberg: Climate 'crazies' will accept reality

The realities of climate change will force American deniers -- or "crazies" -- to accept reality, Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview that will air Friday.

"Even the right-wing crazies no longer say climate change isn't re...

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World's largest consumer brand plans expansion

Every day, around 2 billion people worldwide buy a Unilever product. The company is the largest manufacturer of consumer goods in the world, and has been successful in penetrating low income markets in Sub-Saharan Africa with simple innovations, such...

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