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2:55 PM ET, December 12, 2015

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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.
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Bloomberg Business:
Landmark Climate-Change Agreement Hailed as ‘Leap for Mankind’  —  Nations pledge to limit warming to below 2 degrees Celsius  —  Deal sets framework for global warming action for decades  —  The world's nations took the boldest steps yet to stem climate change, adopting an historic package …
Discussion: USA Today, Daily Kos and The Week
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
In Historic Paris Climate Deal, World Unanimously Agrees To Not Burn Most Fossil Fuels
Discussion: Guardian and MSNBC
Bloomberg Business:   Climate Negotiators Hail ‘Historic’ Paris Draft Agreement
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
Goose-Steppers in the G.O.P.  —  Well, he's got the Hitler vote.  The neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, was out and proud earlier this week: “Heil Donald Trump — the Ultimate Savior.”  After endorsing the Republican presidential front-runner earlier this year for his call …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream  —  Alex Jones may be America's most successful conspiracy theorist.  On his website, Infowars.com, and his daily radio program heard on more than 100 stations nationwide, Jones regularly promotes a variety of ­beyond-the- fringe ideas …
Discussion: the daily howler and Daily Kos
CBS Denver:
ACLU Board Member Resigns After Urging People To Kill Supporters Of Trump  —  By Shaun Boyd  —  DENVER (CBS4)- A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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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.
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Don Melvin / CNN:
Two arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses; Geneva remains on alert  —  (CNN)Swiss police have arrested two people and found traces of explosives in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, a diplomatic source told CNN's Nic Robertson on Saturday.
Discussion: Power Line
Zachary Stone / New York Times:
I'm a Responsible Gun Owner?  Seriously?  —  Austin, Tex. — “WHAT are you doing?”  —  I had just shot a gun for the first time.  The instructor was yelling at me because he couldn't understand how a 22-year-old missed a target some four feet tall and two feet wide, standing only nine feet away.
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Trump to GOP: 'I'm sorry I did this to you'  —  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is sending a warning to GOP leaders about his dominance in the polls: “You've got to get used to it.”  —  During an interview with Fox News's Chris Wallace, the billionaire said Republicans are …
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Radioactive radical: Body of San Bernardino jihadist bride unclaimed  —  The mysterious jihadi bride who helped her husband kill 14 and wound 22 in last week's terror attack in San Bernardino could get the unceremonious - and un-Islamic - funeral she deserves, as no Muslim leaders want anything to do with her, FoxNews.com has learned.
David Larter / The Scoop Deck:
The Navy's newest ship breaks down, limps into port  —  USNS Grapple tows USS Milwaukee, LCS-5, to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. on Friday, December 11, 2015.  LCS-5 suffered an engine casualty while in transit.  (Credit: Mike Morones/Staff)  —  ABOARD THE LITTORAL COMBAT …
Discussion: Associated Press
KMIR News:
Mosque on Fire in Coachella: Witnesses Say it's Arson  —  COACHELLA, Ca.  Cal Fire is on scene of a fire at the Islamic Society of Coachella Valley in Coachella.  It is located at 84650 of Avenue 49.  —  Firefighters were called to the scene around 12PM.
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Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
FBI investigating fire at Coachella Valley mosque
Liza Foreman / The Daily Beast:
Bill Murray Befriends the Muslim World: ‘Not Every Flower Is the Same’  —  Our time trailing the comedy god in Marrakech, where a somber Murray shared his thoughts on Muslims and America in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.  —  MARRAKECH — “Bill,” I call out.  “Bill.
Gary Sernovitz / New Yorker:
What Hillary Clinton Gets (and Bernie Sanders Doesn't) About Wall Street  —  On Monday, in a Times op-ed headlined “How I'd Rein In Wall Street,” Hillary Clinton expressed skepticism that restoring the Glass-Steagall Act, which once separated investment banks from commercial banks, would do much good.
Discussion: Common Dreams
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Treasury Will Delay Announcement on $10 Bill Redesign to 2016 … The Treasury Department will delay until 2016 the announcement of which woman will be selected for the redesigned $10 bill after an unexpectedly large volume of public feedback prompted officials to extend their months long review, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Discussion: RedState and Balloon Juice
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CBS News:
Treasury Department delays decision on which woman to put on $10 bill
Discussion: AOL and Politico
 
 
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Quentin Fottrell / MarketWatch:
America's middle class has lost nearly 30% of wealth
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Rachael Bade / Politico:
State Department can't find emails of top Clinton IT staffer
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
No Political Guardrails  —  President Obama broke all the boundaries …
Discussion: Instapundit and Viking Pundit
Stephen Holden / New York Times:
Frank Sinatra: A Hundred Years On, the Voice Resonates Still
Discussion: KOIN-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
DHS Official Unable to Give Number of Syrians in U.S. or Number of Expired Visas
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump takes on Cruz, but lightly
Discussion: ABC News
Daily Mail:
Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even dumber
Discussion: Vlad Tepes
The White House:
Executive Order — Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government …
Discussion: Slantpoint and Washington Post
Bryan Lowry / Wichita Eagle:
(Updated) Wichita lawmaker hired by Kansas Family Policy Council, letter says