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    Chicago police officer had history of complaints

    Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in Laquan McDonald's shooting death, had a history of complaints before he gunned down the 17-year-old last year -- and in almost every case, he was cleared in one way or another.



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American survivor in Paris attack wants to meet victims

An American who was hurt stopping a terrorist attack says he would like to meet Paris victims, as CNN's Martin Savidge reports

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Iran recovering from economic isolation

CNN's John Defterios goes to Iran's Grand Bazaar and Tehran's newest mall to get opinions on Iran's changing economy.

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Obama: No 'specific and credible' threat to US

President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Thanksgiving travelers, saying there is no known "specific and credible threat" to the U.S.

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On Camera: Exclusive video of downed Russian jet

CNN exclusive video shows wreckage of the Russian SU-24 warplane that was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Grateful shopper pays for firefighters' groceries

A grocery-shopping firefighter in Vandalia, Ohio, left his goods to answer a fire call. He returned to find the station's groceries paid for.

Laquan McDonald

Chicago officer charged in teen's death

A Chicago police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a teen who was shot 16 times in the street.

Darth Vader robs Florida store

An armed man dressed as Darth Vader was arrested shortly after an altercation with a convenience store clerk Sunday night.

Anita Alvarez

Official: Accused officer was only one to fire his weapon

Cook County state's attorney Anita Alvarez says Officer Jason Van Dyke fired his gun at Laquan McDonald after being on the scene for less than 30 seconds.

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Russian jet crashes after being shot down by Turkey

Video of a Russian plane crashing on the Syrian-Turkey border on Tuesday.

Spiders take over neighborhood

Spiders invade North Memphis neighborhood in

Residents in a North Memphis, Tennessee, neighborhood are being invaded by millions of spiders.


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Thanksgiving Day fast facts

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.

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Top 10 fastest-selling albums

Adele's "25" has topped the 15-year-old single-week sales record set by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," selling more than 2.5 million copies since its Friday release. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

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2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.

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