Chicago Police Kill Two, Injure One in Weekend Shootings, 43 Die in Storms, Tornadoes Across U.S., Star Wars Movie Does Well: A.M. Links


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    Over the weekend, police in Chicago shot and killed a grandmother while shooting and killing a bat-wielding teenager, while injuring a father in a separate shooting incident in the Far South Side. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he's going to demand reforms, and has ordered a change in how police are trained to respond to situations involving mentally disturbed individuals.

  • At least 43 people were killed across the United States in tornadoes and storms over the Christmas weekend.
  • The government of China unveiled its new, two-child policy.
  • Forces in Iraq have expelled ISIS from the center of Ramadi.
  • The government of Japan lodged a formal complaint after China sent an armed vessel into disputed waters.
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning denied allegations made by an Al-Jazeera documentary that he used human growth hormone.
  • The new Star Wars movie hit $1 billion in a record twelve days.
  • Ferrari issued a recall of 185,000 California T Models because of a risk of fire.

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