Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.
Whether or not to make the climate accord legally binding is a major sticking point at the two-week talks in Paris, which aim to get all countries to agree to cut emissions that scientists say are warming the Earth and are increasing extreme weather such as droughts and floods.
Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday that admitting in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees "does not solve the problem" and "exposes us to danger."
Carson visited Jordan to tour Syrian refugee camps last week. He called the camps "really quite nice" and told "Today's" Matt Lauer on Tuesday that people are not giving enough money to support Jordan's efforts. He suggested the camps should serve as a long-term solution.
The retired neurosurgeon's standing in the polls has taken a hit recently, and he finds himself in third place in numerous polls, behind Donald Trump and either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.
"Poll numbers will go up and down. It's a marathon, not a sprint," Carson said.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce on Tuesday the creation of a task force in an effort to “strengthen the fabric of trust between the Chicago Police Department and the communities it protects,” the city said in a news release.
The announcement comes as city leaders – including Emanuel – face mounting criticism over the handling of the Laquan McDonald case.
The Task Force on Police Accountability will review the processes that hold Chicago’s police officers accountable, as well as oversight and training for the department.
“Actively engaging a range of community members--including victims’ rights representatives, law enforcement organizations, youth, religious and elected leaders--will be critically important to ensure the recommendations are based on input from all parts of the city,” the city said in the release.
The ex-wife of an ISIS leader was among 13 Islamists released in swap with al Qaeda's Syrian wing in exchange for Lebanese captives on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
Saja al-Dulaimi, ex-wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was seen being taken to eastern Lebanon in a convoy in footage aired by the Al-Jazeera television channel. She was detained in Lebanon last year when she tried to cross the border illegally with her current husband, using forged identity cards.
She and 12 other prisoners were handed over to Syria’s al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in exchange for 16 Lebanese security personnel who were held hostage since 2014, according to Lebanese security officials.
The Nusra Front and ISIS kidnapped 29 Lebanese policemen and soldiers last year. Four have been killed and nine will remain in captivity after Tuesday’s swap.
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Sixty years after Parks' arrest sparked the historic boycott to end racial segregation on Montgomery's buses, the overwhelmingly black ridership of Montgomery's bus system no longer faces legalized racial segregation — but they face a bus system that advocates call inadequate.
"We went from the back of the bus to where's the bus?" said Stephen Stetson, a policy analyst for Alabama Arise, an advocacy group for the state's low-income families.
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More than 2,000 raids have been carried out in France following the deadly terror attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told told radio station Europe 1 on Tuesday.
Police confiscated 300 weapons and taken 210 people into custody, Valls said, adding that the number of arrests indicated that the searches conducted after France declared a state of emergency "are not due to chance" and "allow support for objective suspicions."
As he was speaking, police in Italy and Kosovo arrested four Kosovars suspected of being part of a jihadi cell that spread propaganda and made threats against Pope Francis, judicial officials told Reuters.
According to Italian police, the four, three of whom were arrested in Italy and one in Kosovo, are suspected of "condoning terrorism" and "inciting racial hatred."
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. are set to testify at a House hearing on U.S. strategy for Syria and ISIS and its implications for the region.
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Greg Fisk, the new mayor of Juneau, Alaska, was found dead in his home, according to police.
Officials say they received a 911 call that there was a dead person at Fisk’s residence.
Police wouldn’t comment on the cause of death, and haven’t determined whether his death was considered suspicious.
Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in a statement that investigators were "aware of rumors that an assault occurred in connection with Fisk's death" but described them as "speculation."
Fisk, 70, was a longtime civic activist and served on numerous Juneau boards and commissions over the past decade. He was elected mayor of Juneau last month.
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is traveling to Alabama to mark the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Clinton will speak Tuesday morning at the Montgomery, Alabama, church pastored by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the boycott.
A faulty rudder control system and the pilots’ response led to the crash of an AirAsia plane last year, NBC News reported.
The main flight control computer on the Airbus A320 had a cracked joint that caused it to malfunction repeatedly, according to Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee.
The pilots struggled to handle the influx of warning messages while the plane rolled, then climbed too high before crashing into the Java Sea.
According to the report, the midair emergency took place over two-and-a-half minutes. The plane plummeted at a rate of 20,000 feet per minute.
All 162 people on board the flight died when the flight went down last year.
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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.
But they also give a glimpse into the private side of one of the world's most public people. Clinton's notes show her searching for videos on how to do a "fishtail bun" hairstyle and struggling to locate Showtime on her television. (She wanted to watch the CIA-centered drama "Homeland.") She schedules — and reschedules — flights, meals and hairstyling appointments. And as she flies around the globe — logging 956,733 miles over her tenure — she tries to keep track of the time zone.
The roughly 7,800 pages of emails released Monday were part of a court-ordered disclosure of correspondence sent from the private server Clinton used while she was secretary of state.