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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of conspiring with San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook has made his first court appearance. Enrique Marquez appeared disheveled but calm and showed no emotion yesterday during his 10-minute appearance in federal court in Riverside, California. Marquez is accused of purchasing two assault rifles that Farook and his wife used to kill 14 people.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning to meet with relatives of the San Bernardino shooting victims today. The visit will take place while Obama is enroute to Hawaii for his annual vacation. The White House says before leaving Washington, the president will hold his traditional year-end news conference.

CHICAGO (AP) — There's a hearing in Illinois state court today for a white Chicago police officer charged in a black teenager's shooting death. Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times in a scene captured on video.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A judge in Alaska has approved terms of a settlement throwing out the longstanding convictions of four indigenous men. The so-called Fairbanks Four were found guilty of the 1997 beating death of a teenager. The three Alaska Native men and one American Indian have maintained their innocence.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that Dutch judges have jurisdiction in a case between a group of Nigerian farmers and Shell oil. Four farmers allege that Shell and its Nigerian unit are liable for pollution of their land and water that they blame on leaking oil pipes. The decision means the case will proceed, likely next year.

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