Is Two Degrees the Right Number for Climate Change?

One simple target has guided climate-treaty discussions for decades: Keep the rise in average global air temperatures below two degrees Celsius. But is it the right number? WSJ's Niki Blasina explains the two-degree model—and why scientists are now at odds over it. Photo: AP.

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Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption

Kenya police tear-gas demonstrators protesting against corruption in the country

The world's first anti-aging pill

Scientists now say they believe it is possible to stop people from growing old as fast. Jordyn Rolling (@jordynrolling) has the details!

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Syrian refugees become issue in Illinois Senate race

Syrian refugees become campaign issue in Illinois as GOP's Kirk attacks Democrat Duckworth

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Announce Police Task Force

Protests in Chicago are ongoing as the investigation into police officer Jason Van Dyke's fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald continues.

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Obama visits Paris attack site, pays tribute to victims

Shortly after arriving in Paris, U.S. President Barack Obama visits the memorial at the Bataclan concert hall to pay tribute to the victims of the deadly Paris attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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US construction spending rises to highest level in 8 years

US construction spending jumps to 8-year high, lifted by home building, federal government

US Marine Found Guilty Of Killing Transgender Filipino Woman

U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton has been convicted of homicide by a Philippine court for the murder of a transgender woman.

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The Latest: Obama: Even Republicans will uphold climate deal

The Latest: Obama: Republicans will uphold climate deal once they realize how important it is

System Faults, Pilot Response Caused AirAsia Crash

A combination of system malfunctions and improper pilot responses to electrical and rudder-system problems led AirAsia Flight 8501 to crash in December last year, killing all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators found. Photo: Getty Images

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German court declares Auschwitz suspect fit for trial

German court declares Auschwitz suspect fit for trial, overturning lower court ruling

'Grandparent Gene' may be why your parents want grandkids

Scientists have identified a Grandparent Gene that may protect the elderly from dementia and Alzheimer's. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) has details.

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Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq

Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq to combat Islamic State militants

Police Investigating Death Of Juneau, Alaska's Newly-Elected Mayor

Mere weeks after being elected in October, Juneau, Alaska's mayor, Greg Fisk, was found dead inside his home. He was 70 years old.

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Black Friday fizzles, Disney shares fall

Shares of Disney closed down roughly three percent on Friday. Retail names such as Macy's and Best Buy also took a hit. Leah Duncan reports.

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Belarus asks for $3bn IMF loan, hints at economic reforms

Belarus asks for $3bn IMF loan, hints at reforms to tariffs and pension age

What's behind Brooklyn's construction boom

High-end apartment buildings are shooting up all over New York, as the city experiences an historic building boom.

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Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws

New cybersecurity bills would add more secrecy for tech companies under public records laws

Four Arrested in Georgia Over Alleged Links to Islamic State

Four people, allegedly connected to Islamic State, were arrested in Georgia on Tuesday following the seizure of weapons and Islamic State flags during raids in the capital, Tbilisi. Mark Kelly reports.

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Obama urges lower tensions between Russia, Turkey

Meeting with Turkish leader, Obama calls for lowering tensions with Russia after plane downing

Little boy rescued after climbing 50-foot tree

A 6-year-old boy was rescued by the fire department after climbing a 50-foot tree and getting stuck. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.

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House considers requiring search warrant to get old emails

Lawmakers take up government's ability to get old emails without a search warrant

Cyber Monday Breaks Records As Shoppers Flock To Their Smartphones

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to break records with nearly $3 billion. But it could have been a lot more.

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Thanksgiving parade set amid heightened security

City officials estimate 3.5 million spectators will crowd New York City to watch Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after the attacks in Paris. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Christmas Display in NYC Cancelled Due to Increased Homelessness

An annual Christmas display in the Bronx has been cancelled this year so $65,000 could be used to hire a private security guard to shoo away so-called "undesirables" from the area's popular restaurants.

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Report: BMW CEO sees point when updating diesel uneconomic

Report: BMW chief says time will come when updating diesel no longer makes economic sense

November Jobs Report: What to Watch For

The Labor Department will release new data on the U.S. jobs market which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates before year's end. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains three key things to watch when the November employment report is released on Dec. 4. Photo: Getty.

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