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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 file photo, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and French President Francois Hollande applaud during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, at the City Hall in Oslo. The European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting "peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights" in Europe for six decades following the devastation of World War II. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of Friday's announcement.

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The emails raise new questions about her handling of classified information.

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McCarthy explains his decision to pull out of a Republican caucus secret ballot vote to determine the nominee to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonRepublicans in Washington struggled to fill a leadership void on Thursday as the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, quit the race in a surprise announcement that heightened concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. Representative McCarthy, the No. 2 House Republican, had been expected to win Thursday's contest for the nomination to succeed retiring Speaker John Boehner despite opposition from more conservative lawmakers demanding a harder line against Democratic President Barack Obama's agenda. "For us to unite, we probably need a fresh face," McCarthy, who is from California, told reporters after the election meeting ended in chaos.

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US Secretary of State Carter presents Airman Stone during medal ceremony for disarming gunman on French train at Pentagon in WashingtonBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar early on Thursday and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The fight was not related to Stone's role in subduing the gunman on a train headed to Paris and there was no connection to terrorism, Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard told a news conference. Stone's assailant, who has not been caught, is not believed to have known Stone's identity, Bernard said.

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Still image from video allegedly shows police officer shooting man in the back in North CharlestonThe man, Walter Scott, 50, was shot after fleeing a traffic stop in April. The shooting was caught on a bystander's video and reignited a national outcry over police treatment of minorities. North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said in a statement that the City Council had voted to settle all potential claims over Scott's death for $6.5 million.