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The man arrested over a shooting spree that left three people dead and nine wounded at a prominent family planning center in Colorado Springs makes his first court appearance. Friday's nearly six-hour standoff again put the United States' gun culture in the spotlight and also triggered renewed scrutiny of Planned Parenthood, a nationwide health provider that carries out abortions and has faced violence and threats in the past. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, a bearded drifter who surrendered to police at the scene, is expected to eventually face state charges of murder and attempted murder.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.