Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Chicago's Loop during rush hour Wednesday calling for "justice for Laquan" after video of the teen's fatal 2014 shooting was released Tuesday.
Demonstrators marched down State Street and at one point blocked traffic near State and Randolph streets. They were heard chanting "the whole damn system is guilty."
Several protests have been planned in Chicago, including a number of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Black Friday, following the release of video showing the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A Chicago police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting. Dash-cam video of the incident shows McDonald, who police say was armed with a knife, walking away from police officers at the scene before being shot. In the video of the shooting, McDonald's body appears to jerk repeatedly from additional gunshots while he’s on the ground.
The beginning of the Nov. 13 massacre at Paris's Bataclan concert hall sounded like firecrackers to the sound engineer for California rock band Eagles of Death Metal. Then he saw fans fall to the floor.
Shawn London was among the first to realize what was happening, he told Vice news in the band's first interview on the attacks. "Injuries. Death. And then, also, running," he said. "There was nowhere to go."
One of the gunmen looked at London, then shot at him, but the bullets missed, NBC News reported. He dropped down and huddled with others: "He stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot and slaughter and just scream at the top of his lungs, 'Allah Akbar.' And that's when I instantly knew what was going on."
On stage, each member of the band panicked, choosing different routes that ultimately led them out of the club. One employee, British merchandise manager Nick Alexander, was among the 89 who died.
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The Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia includes a plaque commemorating the Potomac River as "The River of Blood" during the Civil War — but historians say no battle ever was fought at that location and the "River of Blood" name was never used.
Far beyond the entrance of the golf course, along a bank of the Potomac, is a plaque that commemorates the history of the river.
"Many great Americans, both of the North and South died at this spot," the inscription says, as The New York Times was first to report. "The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and become known as 'The River of Blood.'"
Millions of Americans will travel to visit family and friends and stuff themselves with turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But how much do you know about the holiday’s origins and why we celebrate? Test your knowledge of the history behind Turkey Day with this quiz.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday there is no specific intelligence indicating a terror "plot on the homeland" and tried to reassure Americans to go ahead with their Thanksgiving plans.
"I want the American people to know that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe," Obama said in a statement after meeting with his national security advisers on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Obama said the U.S. is stepping up pressure on ISIS and doing everything to prevent Paris-style attacks at home and abroad.
"Since 9/11, we've taken extraordinary measures to improve our homeland security," he added. "And that's something we should all be thankful for."
The president said "in the event of a specific, credible threat, the public will be informed."
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NFL legend Frank Gifford, who died in August, had brain damage that's been associated with playing football and other high-impact sports, his family said Wednesday.
Gifford's family said he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which brain researchers have linked to repeated concussions.
"We decided to disclose our loved one’s condition to honor Frank’s legacy of promoting player safety dating back to his involvement in the formation of the NFL Players Association in the 1950s," his family said in a statement.
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Christian Gooden's 20 years in photojournalism still didn't prepare him for what he saw near his hometown of St. Louis one year ago this week.
On Nov. 24, 2014, a St. Louis County grand jury announced that Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The suburban city of Ferguson erupted, and the massive protests began to resemble a warzone. Police officers in combat gear "were no joke," Gooden remembers.
Police and demonstrators clashed, with the police firing tear gas at the crowds. Gooden, a 45-year-old married father of two, says that two residents threatened his life in five minutes.
"I had run behind this commercial building trying to get away from the tear gas fumes, but I got pushed back into the private backyards of some nearby homes," he recalled, adding that two homeowners "pulled pistols on me" and told him to get out of their yards.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
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A gun police recovered in the shooting death of a muralist in Oakland, California, was traced back as a weapon stolen from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in San Francisco, according to police sources.
The ICE agent's weapon, a Glock, was reported stolen in September from a vehicle being used by the officer, police sources said. The suspect in that case, Sean Claude Gibson, 24, of San Francisco was booked on more than two dozen charges on Oct. 20, police said. Gibson declined a jail house interview.
How the gun found its way into the hands of the alleged killer of the slain muralist is unknown at this point.
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Lifeguards pulled four people from the chilly Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast on Wednesday after their boat capsized.
For an hour and a half, the four were in the water, clinging onto the side of their boat. They said they held onto their faith, and a flashlight.
"Rough water, high winds," said Kevin Frentescu, who was thrown overboard. "Tide was coming in hard, very hard."
President Obama said Wednesday that the government is taking "every possible step" to keep Americans safe from terrorism — but new video is raising questions about whether that's the case at the nation's airports.
At New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, used by more than 50 million passengers a every year, NBC News' cameras captured employees simply swiping their electronic key cards to get into the facility this week. NBC News also obtained video from earlier this year that showed the same thing.
Unlike passengers, airline crew and employees who work in the terminal, the ramp agents in the videos did not undergo ID checks or bag checks, walk through metal detectors or get scanned for explosive materials, sources said.
And that, some say, is cause for concern — especially amid worries that an airport insider could have been involved in the bombing of a Russian Metrojet over Egypt three weeks ago.
"The insider threat is real," Marshall McClain of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association told NBC News.
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A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense.
The jury verdict came in the third week of Derek Medina's trial in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso at their South Miami home. Medina told police in a videotaped statement he shot his wife during an altercation in which she threatened him with a knife.
Medina, who did not testify in his own defense, admitted in the police statement taking a cellphone photo of his dead wife's body and uploading it on Facebook.
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The U.S. commander in Afghanistan says some of those most closely involved in the mistaken air attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz have been suspended from their duties, NBC News reported.
Gen. John Campbell, speaking during a news conference in the Afghan capital, did not provide the names or specify how many people have been temporarily removed from their jobs, only stating that those individuals will be subject to investigation under the military justice or administrative discipline systems.
"The bombing of the hospital is a direct result of avoidable human error compounded by electronic malfunctions," Gen. Campbell said.
Investigators found no evidence that the crew or the U.S. Special Forces commander on the ground who authorized the strike knew the targeted compound was a hospital at the time of the attack and were not "properly briefed" before their mission.
The attack on Oct. 3 on the medical charity's hospital killed at least 31 civilians and injured 28 others.
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