Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CHICAGO BRACES FOR POSSIBLE PROTESTS
Demonstrators are poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the city's most famous retail district to bring attention to police brutality.
2. READY, SET, SHOP!
It's Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season, and with it the first glimpse of how much people will spend this year.
3. KIDS KILLED AS IS STRONGHOLD BOMBED IN SYRIA
A new wave of airstrikes on Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group, kills at least eight people — including five children at a school, Syrian opposition groups say.
4. WHO'S SEEKING A COMEBACK IN AFGHAN POLITICS
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a warlord designated a "global terrorist" by the United States, whose group killed thousands in the civil war, casts himself as an interlocutor who can help bring about peace.
5. WHAT'S DISTRESSING TO POPE ON VISIT TO KENYA
Francis denounces the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in in Nairobi, saying that access to safe water and adequate housing are basic human rights.
6. INCREASED RESOLVE FOR UN CLIMATE TALKS
Still reeling, Paris will play host to the U.N. climate conference and delegates are determined to craft a landmark deal to fight global warming.
7. REUNION LEADS TO JOY, TEARS — AND QUESTIONS
Florida woman Mariette Williams reunites with her Haitian mother after 30 years, but amid the joy painful and murky issues surrounding her adoption surface.
8. WHERE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS DIFFER SHARPLY
Stark differences separate Republicans and Democrats on energy and environment issues that underscore the sky-high stakes in the 2016 presidential election.
9. HOW KIDS ARE MAKING ORAL HISTORY
Using an app and instruction from the national oral history project StoryCorps, American students interview their elders for posterity.
10. WHO BROKE THROUGH AT LAMBEAU FIELD
Quarterback Jay Cutler won for the first time on Green Bay's home turf as the Chicago Bears make a late goal-line stand to hold off the Packers 17-13.