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Tunisian sought for truck attack...Arrest in church banning...'Bathroom bill' repeal collapses



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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister says its investigation of Monday's deadly truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin is proceeding "in all directions." Anis Amri is considered the prime suspect in the deadly rampage, but officials caution he may not necessarily be the perpetrator. He had been on Germany's anti-terror radar previously and had been under covert observation for six months earlier this year. Officials say Amri is Tunisian and has multiple aliases and a criminal record.

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday was "an attack on humanity and it's got to be stopped." Speaking to reporters at his South Florida estate, Trump also suggested he might go forward with his campaign pledge to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from coming to the United States. He said he has "been proven to be right, 100 percent correct."

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted to establish an investigative body that will assist in documenting and prosecuting the most serious violations of international law in Syria, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. There was strenuous objection from Syria and close ally Russia. Four Syrian organizations recently released a report saying Russia bears "a high likelihood" of responsibility for 304 attacks in Aleppo that may constitute war crimes.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man with a prior criminal record has been arrested for allegedly burning a black church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump." Andrew McClinton, who is African-American, is a member of the church, in Greenville. It happened a week before the Nov. 8 election, but the state fire marshal says investigators do not believe the fire was politically motivated. No possible motive has been revealed.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts by North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the so-called 'bathroom bill' that limited LGBT protections have fallen apart. A special session was called today to consider undoing the law. The Republican-controlled legislature has been under pressure from gay rights groups and business leaders because of lost jobs and canceled sporting events and concerts.

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