Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes to police training and equipment, including arming officers on street duty with Tasers, after a spate of officer-involved shootings that have heightened racial tensions in the city.
The Russian Soyuz TMA-19M rocket is launched with Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Anti-war group CODEPINK rallies outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The demonstration came in response to Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul, Donald Trump's call for a 'total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States' this past Monday, December 7. Trump's comments were criticized by both Republican and Democratic leaders.
Features photos from protests outside of City Hall after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the City Council about the recent troubles in the Chicago Police Department in Chicago on December 9, 2015.
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on December 5 and the gala to honor the honorees on December 6. The 2015 honorees are: singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.
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