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Top 10 News Photos of the Week: Dec 5 - Dec 11

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1. Donald Trump's Muslim ban
— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, seen in reflection, poses for a portrait following an interview with The Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, last week. On Monday, in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, Trump called for a total shutdown on Muslims entering the United States. Though Trump's plan did garner some support, a Thursday NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 57 percent of Americans do not support it. Republicans, though, were divided on the proposal, with 42 percent in favor of the Muslim ban. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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2. Remembering Pearl Harbor — World War II veteran and original crew member of the battleship New Jersey, Russell Collins, left, salutes with others on the battleship during a commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Monday in Camden, New Jersey. In Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy and National Park Service hosted a ceremony in remembrance of those killed on Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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3. San Bernardino suspects — This July 27, 2014, photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook, as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Authorities continued to delve into the lives of the San Bernardino husband-and-wife killing team this week as the FBI announced that the two were radicalized before they began dating online. Farook and Malik were each talking about jihad and martyrdom before they became a couple, FBI Director James Comey said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

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4. Obama's Oval Office address
— U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the country from the Oval Office, a venue traditionally used only during times of national crisis, on Sunday in Washington, D.C. The president addressed terrorism and the country's safety, saying, "The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us." (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

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5. Supreme Court's decision on assault weapons case — The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat to the National Rifle Association this week after it refused to hear a case challenging an assault weapon ban in Highland Park, Illinois. "The Supreme Court has now signaled that this is consistent with Second Amendment. This could become a national model," an attorney told Rolling Stone. (Jason Redmond/Reuters)

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6. Justice Department opens Chicago investigation
— The U.S. Department of Justice is opening a federal civil rights investigation involving the Chicago Police Department, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday. The announcement comes after two weeks of protests over video footage showing a white officer fatally shooting a teenager 16 times, and two other similar videos. The most recent clip shows officers using a Taser and dragging Philip Coleman down a hallway. He later died. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh ; video screen grab)   

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7. London subway stabbing
— Police officers investigate a crime scene at Leytonstone underground station in east London, Britain, on Sunday. A day earlier, police were called to reports of a number of people stabbed at the station in east London and a man threatening other people with a knife. One man was seriously injured and two sustained minor injuries, police said. (Neil Hall/Reuters)

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8. Eagles of Death Metal return — Jesse Hughes, Dave Catching, Matt McJunkins, and Julian Dorio, members of the Eagles of Death Metal band, mourn in front of the Bataclan concert hall to pay tribute to the shooting victims in Paris, France, on Tuesday. The band was onstage performing at the music venue on Nov. 13 when terrorists opened fire on the crowd as part of a series of coordinated attacks throughout the city, which killed 130 and injured hundreds. (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

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9. "American Sniper," indeed
— Taya Kyle, the widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, outshoots the NRA World Shooting Champion Bruce Piatt in the inaugural American Sniper Shootout on Saturday in Pflugerville, Texas. Kyle chose to use precision-guided TrackingPoint M600, M800, and XS1 firearms in the competition, which her late husband helped to develop, according to Fox News. (American Sniper Shootout)

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10. Golden Globe nominations — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominees on Thursday, a field led by "Carol," "Big Short," "Room," "The Revenant," and "Steve Jobs." Ricky Gervais will host the telecast, scheduled to air Jan 10 on NBC. (IMDb)


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From Donald Trump's incendiary comments about banning Muslims from the U.S. to the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, here is a slideshow of the top 10 news stories of the week.
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