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9:20 AM ET, December 13, 2015


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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 …
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.
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
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
In Historic Paris Climate Deal, World Unanimously Agrees To Not Burn Most Fossil Fuels
Mother Jones:
Breaking: World Leaders Just Agreed to a Landmark Deal to Fight Global Warming
Discussion: Grist
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'
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Trump to GOP: 'I'm sorry I did this to you'
Discussion: Slate, Hot Air and
‘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: New York Times, Politico and NBC News
Beth Brelje / Pocono Record:
Police shoot and kill armed man in East Stroudsburg Walmart  —  A man armed with two handguns and a machete was shot and killed inside the East Stroudsburg Walmart on Saturday night, according to state police.  —  The 20-year-old white male entered the Walmart, on Lincoln Avenue …
Discussion: ABC 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.
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
How Well Do You Know Religion?  —  Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from America may be a gift to ISIS recruitment and a grotesque echo of the sentiment behind the Chinese Exclusion Act and the internment of Japanese-Americans.  But, like those earlier spasms of exclusion, the Trump proposal has plenty of supporters.
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 …
Al Gore / The Huffington Post:
Speaking with One Voice to Solve the Climate Crisis  —  Today, the nations of the world concluded a bold and historic agreement, clearly demonstrating that the global community is speaking with one voice to solve the climate crisis.  Years from now, our grandchildren will reflect …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Wall Street Journal:
Nations Unite in Global Agreement on Climate Change
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
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
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John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Rahm Emanuel has lost his grip on the city and won't be reclaiming it
Christopher Helman / Forbes:
What Oil Bust? Texas Billionaire Gives Each Worker A $100,000 Bonus
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
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
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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
Daily Mail:
Have police foiled an ISIS chemical weapons plot in Europe? …
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New York Times:
Canada's Warm Embrace of Refugees