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ABC News(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has been asked to resign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday.

Emanuel said that he asked for McCarthy's formal resignation Tuesday morning.

Calls were made for McCarthy's resignation in the wake of the release of dash cam footage showing a police officer shooting a teen in October 2014. The footage was not made public until last week, after a court order.

McCarthy appeared on ABC's Chicago station WLS-TV on Tuesday, saying that he would not resign.

"I'm doing the best job I can do, let's put it that way," he said.

McCarthy was hired as the police department's superintendent in May 2011, and previously served as the chief of police in Newark, New Jersey, and spent years working for the New York City Police Department as well.

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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office(CLEVELAND) — An Ohio father has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping his son 13 years ago in Alabama.

Bobby Hernandez, who was arrested in November, appeared in an Ohio court Tuesday, where he entered a plea of not guilty to all 32 counts against him. Hernandez is facing several counts of kidnapping, interfering with custody, tampering with records and forging identification cards, according to Cuyahoga County court records, in connection with the alleged kidnapping of his son, Julian.

Julian, now 18, was reported missing by his mother in Alabama in August 2002, according to police. He was 5 years old at the time.

As an Ohio teenager, Julian couldn't validate his Social Security number when he was applying to college, and he and his guidance counselor found him in a database for missing children. Hernandez was taken into custody in November.

Hernandez appeared Tuesday handcuffed and shackled, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. He did not speak.

His first pre-trial hearing was set for Dec. 10.

"He's been a perfect father," Hernandez's lawyer, Ralph DeFranco, told reporters after court Tuesday. "His son is a senior in high school, he's athletic, he's an athlete, a straight A-student, planning to go to college. He's been everything a father can be."

Last month Julian Hernandez pleaded for privacy.

"I have goals that I am striving to meet, so please, again, respect my request for privacy," Julian said in a statement provided by the FBI in Cleveland, Ohio.

"I just want to be left alone," said Julian.

After Julian's identity was revealed, a representative for Julian's mother said the family was "overjoyed" to "learn that he is safe."

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Underwood Archives/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Dec. 1, 1955, was the day Rosa Parks became an icon for change. That was when the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement” refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

Parks was arrested because segregation on buses was legal in Montgomery, Alabama, at the time. Parks, an NAACP member, wasn’t the first to refuse to give up a seat, but her action led to the Montgomery bus boycott. In 1956, the Supreme Court ruled to ban segregation on public buses.

Watch this video to learn about Rosa Parks in a minute.

President Obama praised Parks Tuesday for “her singular moment of courage” that energized the Civil Rights Movement.    
Read the president's full statement:

"Rosa Parks held no elected office.  She was not born into wealth or power.  Yet sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks changed America.  Refusing to give up a seat on a segregated bus was the simplest of gestures, but her grace, dignity, and refusal to tolerate injustice helped spark a Civil Rights Movement that spread across America.  Just a few days after Rosa Parks’ arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, a little-known, 26 year-old pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. stood by her side, along with thousands of her fellow citizens.  Together, they began a boycott.  Three-hundred and eighty-five days later, the Montgomery buses were desegregated, and the entire foundation of Jim Crow began to crumble.
Like so many giants of her age, Rosa Parks is no longer with us.  But her lifetime of activism – and her singular moment of courage – continue to inspire us today.  Rosa Parks reminds us that there is always something we can do.  It is always within our power to make America better.  Because Rosa Parks kept her seat, thousands of ordinary commuters walked instead of rode.  Because they walked, countless other quiet heroes marched.  Because they marched, our union is more perfect.  Today, we remember their heroism.  Most of all, we recommit ourselves to continuing their march."

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Courtesy of Carole Adler(NEW YORK) — While families all over prepare to reunite for the holiday season, Carole Adler is trying to adjust to the loss of her only son and best friend.

This May, Taylor Thyfault was training with the Colorado State Patrol when he was struck on the scene of an unrelated accident by a suspect evading police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, but he used his last moments to save someone else. Before he was hit, Taylor, 21, screamed at the tow truck driver on scene to get out of the way of the speeding suspect.

“He took his half a second to react [to the approaching car] to warn the tow truck driver to get out of the road,” his mother told ABC News.

Adler said she and her son were extremely close. They texted each other all the time, and Adler said that her son was texting her right before he was killed. When she heard what happened, she texted him immediately, with no response. In the months after Thyfault’s death, Adler said texting his phone kept her feeling close to him.

She never really considered that his number might be reassigned to someone else so soon after the accident -- until she finally got a text back from his number. Taylor’s number had coincidentally ended up on the phone of a veteran officer who worked in the county where Thyfault was killed.

Sergeant Kell Husley got a new phone number this August and ignored the first couple of texts from Adler, which he assumed were accidentally sent to the wrong number. “Then I got one that was really heartfelt and I knew that this is somebody who doesn’t know I have this phone,” Husley said.

When Husley found out who Adler was, he offered to change his number -- but Adler said she felt the fact that Thyfault’s number had been reassigned to someone with the job he one day hoped to have was fate. “I am honored that a police officer of your credentials has [Thyfault’s] number,” Adler texted him. “You’re doing the things he wanted to do.”

Though they’ve never met, Adler still texts Husley every couple of days, instructing him to stay safe.

As Adler prepares to see her son’s name added to a national memorial to fallen officers next year, she said it feels bittersweet.

“I just want to text him and tell him I’m so proud, it’s a knee-jerk reaction because we were that close,” she said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(JUNEAU, Alaska) — The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city, Juneau, has been found dead at his home, police say.

Stephen "Greg" Fisk, 70, was found by his adult son Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Juneau Police Department.

The medical examiner has authorized an autopsy, the results of which are expected within several days, police say.

Fisk defeated incumbent Merrill Sanford in October 2015.

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