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Returning to work... Presidential address criticized... Attorney general to announce police probe

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 7, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.



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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of employees of San Bernardino County, California, are preparing to return to work today. The reopening of most offices comes five days after a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers, killing 14 people and wounding 21.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's prime-time address on terrorism is failing to quiet his critics. GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush tells MSNBC the president should have outlined a "much more comprehensive" strategy. The president vowed the U.S. will overcome a new phase of the terror threat that seeks to "poison the minds" of people here and around the world

CHICAGO (AP) — A law enforcement official says U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is about to announce a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department. The announcement comes after the city released the explosive video of a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times, killing him.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Testimony resumes today in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The trial will hear more from an assistant medical examiner who testified on Friday that Gray died of a neck injury. Gray was found unresponsive after a 45-minute van ride between the scene of the arrest and a station house.

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian official has met with actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson at the Kremlin to discuss wildlife conservation. During the meeting with President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff, Anderson expressed concern about the fate of Russian seals and the prevalence of sea aquariums that keep belugas, orcas and dolphins in captivity.

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