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Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don’t believe that global warming is real.

Whether or not to make the climate accord legally binding is a major sticking point at the two-week talks in Paris, which aim to get all countries to agree to cut emissions that scientists say are warming the Earth and are increasing extreme weather such as droughts and floods.…

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Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad’s future

President Barack Obama says he believes Russia will ultimately recognize that the Islamic State group poses a bigger threat to Russia than opposition groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Obama is speaking at a news conference in Paris a day after meeting with Putin. He says the U.S. and Russia remain at odds over whether Assad can be part of Syria’s future government.…

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Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing

Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering — a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.

Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world are gathering in Washington this week to debate the boundaries of human gene editing, amid worry that the fast-moving research may outpace safety and ethics scrutiny.…

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Sports Updates

No title on line, but bowl implications left for Big 12

While the Big 12 title has already been claimed by No. 3 Oklahoma, there are still potential bowl implications in the two league games on the final Saturday of the regular season.

Kansas State (5-6, 2-6 Big 12) can get its sixth win for bowl eligibility in the regular-season finale at home against West Virginia (7-4, 4-4).…

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The longest-tenured players from the 4 major US pro sports

Kobe Bryant has announced that this season, his 20th with the Los Angeles Lakers, will be his last. Bryant is the first NBA player to spend that many years with one franchise, though it’s not completely uncommon across the other pro sports in the United States.

Here, a list of those who spent the most seasons with the same team in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and the National Hockey League:



23 — Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox

Yaz had 1,822 hits for the Red Sox at Fenway Park.…

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Athletes want probe to go beyond Russian track team

Cleaning up the corrupt anti-doping system in Russia matters because of these stories:

—Cross-country skier Beckie Scott missed out on her Olympic gold-medal celebration in 2002 because she was beaten by a group of Russian drug cheats.

—Biathlete and cross-country skier Sarah Konrad was a first-of-her-kind, two-sport Olympian, but competed in sports where it was often hard to figure out who was clean.…

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Area News

Holiday Safety

Every year as the holiday season approaches, thefts and other related crimes begin to trend upward, more so as the Christmas holiday looms closer.

Misdemeanor shoplifting thefts are not the only crimes that climb during the holidays. Residential and business burglaries also rise significantly.

Brownfield Chief of Police Tony Serbantez urges all residents to think about their safety during the holiday shopping season, as well as when travelling.…

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BMS ACE Program Exceeding Expectations

The Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is a part of the 21st Century Grant received by Brownfield ISD last Spring. At Brownfield Middle School, it is doing fantastic.

Tammy Sisson is the Site Coordinator for BMS and is very excited about what she is seeing. “We have 344 total students enrolled at this time.…

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Community Thanksgiving Meal Served

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner was served on Saturday, November 21 at Calvary Baptist Church.
Meals were served to over 1300 people. With 450 meals delivered and another 900 served in house. Workers gathered on Friday to deep fry turkeys. A huge task.
On Saturday morning, work began around 8:00 a.m.…

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