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A Turkish protester sets on fire a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin that reads in Turkish and Russian " Assassin Putin! " during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber at the Syrian border on Tuesday, insisting it had violated its airspace despite repeated warnings.(AP Photo/Omer Kuscu)

Kremlin says it’s ‘fully mobilized’ to deal with Turkish threat

If anyone has forgotten, Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, where the United States and other members have a duty to come to Turkey’s aid if the alliance receives an Article 5 treaty request. An attack on one alliance member is considered an attack on all. Geopolitical analysts have wondered if Russia’s response to Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter plane would draw NATO into a conflict with the Russian Federation.

In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a news conference in Henderson, Nev. Carson is making a post-Thanksgiving trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan this weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and “encouragement” to the host nations.

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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.

Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: