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LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Representatives of nearly 200 nations meeting in Paris have adopted the first global pact to fight climate change. It calls on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't. The deal now needs to be ratified by individual governments. To take effect it needs the approval of at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The White House is calling the Paris accord "the most ambitious climate change agreement in history." It says the climate agreement establishes "a long-term, durable global framework" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Barack Obama plans to make a statement about it later today (at 5:30 p.m. EST) at the White House.
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (AP) — Black leaders in Virginia say they will march every week until they believe justice has been served in the case of a man who died in police custody after officers shocked him repeatedly with stun guns. Dozens of NAACP members marched today and called on the county's prosecutor to complete her investigation into the death of Linwood Lambert Jr. Videos released last month showed three South Boston, Virginia, police officers using stun guns multiple times on the 46-year-old, who later died.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with capital murder in the slaying of two Hattiesburg, Mississippi, police officers has died after being found unconscious in his jail cell. An investigator with the Forrest County Sheriff's office says Marvin Banks was pronounced dead at a hospital last evening. An autopsy is planned.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California hospital says hundreds of babies, mothers and employees may have been exposed to a nurse with tuberculosis. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Santa Clara County officials are trying to track down 350 babies and their parents who may have been exposed to a nurse at Valley Medical Center's mother and infant care center. Officials say the infants will need antibiotic treatment.
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