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Robert L. Dear is seen in an undated picture released by the Colorado Springs Police DepartmentThe man accused of killing three people and wounding nine in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was told he faces charges including first-degree murder during his first court appearance on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, appearing by video link from jail, spoke only to tell the judge he had no questions. There was no discussion of the suspect's motives during the brief hearing, and formal charges will be filed at a court appearance scheduled for Dec. 9.

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FILE - This Nov. 24, 2015 file photo released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with first degree murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Van Dyke is scheduled to return to court Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, to learn whether he'll be offered bond. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday set bond at $1.5 million for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car video showed him fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times, and the officer's lawyer said he was hopeful his client could be released in the "very near future."

2015-11-30 13:37:32 -0700

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near ParisBy Denis Dyomkin PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the reason Turkey downed a Russian warplane last week was that it wanted to protect supplies of oil from Islamic State. Putin, speaking at the global climate conference in Paris, added that the decision to shoot down the plane was a "huge mistake" and that he had not met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, despite them both being in Paris. "We have received additional data which confirm that Islamic State oil ... enters the territory of Turkey," Putin said.

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