After leaders' rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on deal

PARIS With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris sought on Tuesday to turn that rhetoric of unity into the text of a global deal to slow climate change. | Video

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Israeli government, military disagree over unrest

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Clinton: No U.S. combat troops to fight Islamic State

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Anadarko ordered to pay $159.5 million fine for 2010 Gulf spill

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U.S. manufacturing contracts, but rest of economy humming along

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