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It's been rough for the nation's police departments over the last several months. Many are dealing with mounting criticism after black men died in encounters with police in Missouri and New York.
The first college football championship game of the new playoff system will be played Monday night in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It's the Oregon Ducks versus the Ohio State Buckeyes.
U.S. officials are looking into, among other things, the veracity of the gunmen's claims that the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida were behind the attacks.
Congress is expected to vote soon on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. In light of the terror attacks in Paris, proposed TSA cuts are not expected to be made.
To steal oil, lots of people need to be in on it: small time crooks and criminal bosses, the owners of oil tankers, corrupt officials and even traders in the United States looking the other way.
Gov. John Kasich is being sworn in for a second term, and his inaugural party will essentially become a black-tie tailgate. There will be big screen TVs for guests who don't want to miss the game.