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Manhunt underway for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

An intense manhunt in France has turned up no sign of the gunman who killed at least three people in what's being called a terror attack. The shooter opened fired near a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday. Police named a 29-year-old suspect who has been flagged for extremist ties. Roxana Saberi reports.

Mom accused of kidnapping son and fleeing to Brazil speaks out

A woman accused of abducting her son in a case that drew international attention is speaking out in her first U.S. interview. Marcelle Guimaraes, a Houston mother, took her son to Brazil in 2013 and never returned. She is charged with international parental kidnapping. Houston affiliate KHOU’s Marcelino Benito reports.

Mom accused of kidnapping son and fleeing U.S. breaks her silence

Marcelle Guimaraes' parents face sentencing on a kidnapping charge for helping their daughter take the boy to Brazil

2 dead, several wounded in shooting at Strasbourg Christmas market

French media reports a shooting took place inside a popular Christmas market

Strasbourg shooting: One dead, 10 wounded and gunman at large

French police say a gunman is still at large following a shooting near a Christmas market in the city. Source: BBC

“They were all praying”: Gunman opens fire in cathedral, killing at least 4

While Brazil leads the world in total annual homicides, mass shootings are relatively rare

What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

A new study examines one key stress-inducing circumstance -- the effects of social hierarchy -- and how cells respond to the hormones that are released in response to that stress.

Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams, not just at the coast

A new study finds that hypoxic dead zones occur in nutrient-laden urban streams, not just in coastal waters. The research shows that intense storm flows can erode some stream channels to become a series of pools that trap nutrient-laden runoff. The elevated nutrient levels in the water spur greater consumption of dissolved oxygen by bacteria, causing the pools to become hypoxic until the next storm flushes them out.

Historic earthquakes test Indonesia’s seismic hazard assessment

Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well Indonesia's 2010 and 2017 seismic hazard assessments perform in predicting damaging ground motion.

Brexit: Theresa May says EU leaders ‘determined’ to solve Irish border issue

Theresa May says there is a "shared determination" to solve the Irish border problem after talks. Source: BBC

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Un nuevo recargo propuesto por la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC, por sus siglas en inglés) no sería un impuesto por texto, sino una tarifa mensual basada en una factura de celular que incluye cualquier tarifa por servicios de mensajes de texto. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com

Remueven del mercado tampones de Kotex después de reportes de que se deshacen

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Brexit: Theresa May arrives at EU summit after surviving vote

The prime minister says she wants to get new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop plan. Source: BBC