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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Science to Dr. John Goodenough of the University of Texas, who invented the lithium ion battery we use in our phones and laptops, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.  If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable _ even on cloudy days or when the wind isn’t blowing. These types of technological solutions will be one of the more hopeful aspects of United Nations climate talks that begin next week in Paris. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against timeCLIMATE COUNTDOWN: Experts amped up about better battery tech helping to limit global warming
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Attorney Daniel Herbert, center, talks to reporters after the bond hearing for his client, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, on murder charges in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago. Van Dyke's hearing is just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teenWhite Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager
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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, shows the front of Google's new self-driving prototype car during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Federal transportation officials say they are updating their position on self-driving cars, with a goal of getting the emerging technology into the public’s hands sooner than later. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
US officials signal move toward embracing self-driving carsFeds updating cautious stance on self-driving cars, with goal of public use sooner than later
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Pastor among 8 indicted in fatal New York church beatingPastor among 8 indicted in New York church beating of 2 brothers that left 1 dead
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An investigator works the scene of a fire and shooting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania state police trooper has been shot during a violent confrontation that included a fiery crash along Interstate 676. The trooper is stable after he was shot in the shoulder. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia traffic stop ends in bloodshed, burning busPhiladelphia traffic stop turns chaotic as state trooper is shot and school bus burns
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