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In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)Mostly peaceful protests followed the release of the video of a black teen's slaying.

2015-11-25 01:31:42 -0700

A soldier stand guards as pupils go to school at the French lycee in Brussels on November 25, 2015Brussels struggled to get back to normal on Wednesday after four days at the highest possible terror alert with schools reopening and the metro partially back in service. "Thank goodness we only have a half day today," said Marc, 14, as he boarded a school bus, adding that he fully enjoyed the two extra days off from school. About 300 extra police from around Belgium were sent to Brussels to guard schools and 200 extra soldiers helped patrol the metro.

2015-11-25 01:43:38 -0700