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Police stand guard near a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A gunman opened fire at the clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding multiple people. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

FBI warned of Planned Parenthood attacks months ago

- The Washington Times

For the past several months, law enforcement has been wary of people potentially targeting reproductive health clinics — specifically Planned Parenthood locations — after the FBI sent out an intelligence bulletin to police departments nationwide with that warning.

President Barack Obama, with his daughters, Sasha, left, and Malia, speaks before he pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey Abe, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. This is the 68th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Malia Obama scoping out colleges

Michelle Obama’s message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.

Harold Jackson of Tyler, Texas, kneels while visiting a sidewalk memorial in front of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., in this June 20, 2015, file photo, several days after nine people were killed inside the church during a Bible study. A group of archivists said  Nov. 11, 2015 that almost five months after the tragedy, the laborious work of cataloguing and preserving mementoes left outside or given to the church continues. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file)

Emanuel AME to donate $1.5M to church shooting victims

Associated Press

The South Carolina church where nine parishioners were shot and killed in what police called a racially motivated attack earlier this year is sharing about half of the money donated to it with survivors of the attack and the families of those killed.

Pedestrians walk past a phalanx of Chicago police officers keeping protesters off Wacker Drive, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Chicago, the day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

- Associated Press

Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

An armed police officer stands guard at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday Nov. 26, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

- Associated Press

Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.

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Pope Francis meets with young people at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Pope Francis is in Africa for a six-day visit that is taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.  (Giuseppe Cacace/ Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith

- Associated Press

Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see the pontiff before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey.