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3:50 AM ET, December 13, 2015


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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
196 countries approve historic climate agreement  —  BREAKING NEWS: Negotiators from 196 countries approved a landmark climate accord on Saturday that seeks to dramatically reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for a dangerous warming of the planet.
Brad Plumer / Vox:
The world just agreed to a major climate deal in Paris.  Now comes the hard part.  —  After two weeks of bleary all-nighters in Paris, diplomats from around the world have hammered out a major global agreement to address climate change.  Here's the full 31-page document, which was approved by 195 countries on Saturday.
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris  —  LE BOURGET, France — Representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark climate accord on Saturday that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change.
Fiona Harvey / Guardian:
Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald and NBC News
New York Times:
Inside the Paris Climate Deal
Discussion: The Verge and Prairie Weather
Bloomberg Business:
Landmark Climate-Change Agreement Hailed as ‘Leap for Mankind’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mother Jones:
Breaking: World Leaders Just Agreed to a Landmark Deal to Fight Global Warming
Discussion: Grist, Wired and Reuters
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
In Historic Paris Climate Deal, World Unanimously Agrees To Not Burn Most Fossil Fuels
Wall Street Journal:
Nations Unite in Global Agreement on Climate Change
Bloomberg Business:   Climate Negotiators Hail ‘Historic’ Paris Draft Agreement
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Cruz Soars to Front of the Pack in Iowa Poll; Trump Support Stays Flat  —  Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa survey also brings no joy to Ben Carson or Jeb Bush.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has surged ahead to become the latest front-runner …
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  Cruz is now leading with two critical blocs in the Republican caucus electorate: evangelical conservatives (45 percent) and tea party conservatives (39 percent).  —  Iowa presents a “take and hold” scenario for Cruz: He's taken it; now he needs to hold it …
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Trump: I can't wash my hair properly because of water regs  —  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says water regulations from the are making it difficult for him to keep his famed mane clean.  —  Asked about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) “Waters of the United States” …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ian Hanchett / Breitbart:
Trump: Hillary Says I'm Dangerous When 'She's The One That Caused So Many Deaths'  —  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “the one that caused so many deaths and everything …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Trump to GOP: 'I'm sorry I did this to you'
Discussion: Slate, Hot Air and
Asoleycerro / KTLA:
Video Appears to Show Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shoot Man in Lynwood (Warning: Graphic Video)  —  Investigators say a man was armed and turning toward sheriff's deputies when they fatally shot him in Lynwood Saturday, as video emerged showing the man apparently walking away as a barrage …
‘Debate is very important,’ Paul says  —  CONCORD, N.H. - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is confident he will be on the primetime Republican debate stage Tuesday, but if he falls short, he will make an announcement this week about what comes next.  —  Asked Saturday by the Globe specifically …
Discussion: Politico, New York Times and NBC News
New York Times:
U.S. Visa Process Missed San Bernardino Wife's Zealotry on Social Media  —  WASHINGTON — Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband carried out the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., passed three background checks by American immigration officials as she moved to the United States from Pakistan.
Discussion: NBC News and The Daily Caller
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
Angela Merkel is doing more damage to the future of the West than Donald Trump  —  The founders of the European Union wanted it to give Christendom modern democratic form, but this is now nearly invisible  —  One day, a historian will pinpoint exactly when we in the West started talking about Muslims.
Discussion: Instapundit
Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed ‘Culture bundling’ and other obstacles to a real gun control debate  —  Activists in support of stricter gun laws protest outside the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate on Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colo.  —  I enjoy unproductive talk.  Bloviating, berating, snarking and swearing about politics …
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
What Oil Bust?  Texas Billionaire Gives Each Worker A $100,000 Bonus  —  Christmas came early at Hilcorp Energy.  Despite the depression in the oil and gas sector, this year employees are enjoying a $100,000 bonus.  —  It's the continuation of a tradition at Hilcorp, owned by billionaire Jeffery Hildebrand.
Daily Mail:
Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe?  Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for ‘making and transporting explosives and toxic gases’  —  Two people of Syrian origin have been arrested in Geneva on suspicion of transporting ‘explosives and toxic gases’ as part of a probe into a terror threat.
Don Melvin / CNN:
Two arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses; Geneva remains on alert
Discussion: Breitbart and Power Line
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John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Rahm Emanuel has lost his grip on the city and won't be reclaiming it
Elizabeth Chuck / NBC News:
More Than 10,000 Unaccompanied Minors Apprehended on U.S. Border in Last Two Months
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
In rebuke of Donald Trump, religious intolerance, Sen. Jeff Flake talks solidarity at Scottsdale mosque
Andrew Pollack / New York Times:
Martin Shkreli's Latest Plan to Sharply Raise Drug Price Prompts Outcry
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
VIDEO=> Kids Scream “I Want to Kill Him!” While Beating Trump Piñata to “Stop Hate”
Daily Mail:
PICTURED: The two Afghan Air Force trainees now being hunted by Homeland Security after they …
Liza Foreman / The Daily Beast:
Bill Murray Befriends the Muslim World: ‘Not Every Flower Is the Same’
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
David Larter / The Scoop Deck:
The Navy's newest ship breaks down, limps into port
New York Times:
Canada's Warm Embrace of Refugees
Discussion: KTLA
Rachael Bade / Politico:
State Department can't find emails of top Clinton IT staffer
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Radioactive radical: Body of San Bernardino jihadist bride unclaimed
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream