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BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin Christmas market has reopened to the public three days after a deadly truck attack killed 12 people and injured 48. Concrete blocks have been put in place at the roadside to heighten security. Meanwhile, the search continues for a Tunisian fugitive who's suspected in the attack. The suspect's brother is urging him to give himself up.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina's anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other. Republican state legislators quit trying to repeal the law called House Bill 2 and went home last night. North Carolina has been facing boycotts by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has slammed the brakes on Uber's weeklong experiment with using self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco. Regulators revoked the registrations of the cars Uber has been using after the failure of a week of talks between the state and the ride-hailing company. At issue is whether the cars need the same special permit as the 20 other companies testing self-driving technology in California.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The closing of an illegal Los Angeles music club is highlighting growing friction between underground venues and authorities who see them as disasters-in-waiting. About a week after 36 people died in a fire at an underground music party in Oakland, inspectors discovered a makeshift nightclub and living quarters concealed in a warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the U.S. have marked a partial return of land on Okinawa used by American troops during a ceremony on the southern island. Nearly 10,000 acres, or half the U.S. military training area on the island, were returned to Okinawa in exchange for the construction of Osprey aircraft helipads nearby. That's not enough for Okinawa residents who want a complete U.S. pullout.

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