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Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area....
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Sharpton gathers families of men killed by police
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined the families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers....
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Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true....
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Snow makes Thanksgiving travel `a little hairy'
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor....
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58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58....
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Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities have arrested three people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision and other police shootings in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis....
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Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth
DENVER (AP) -- A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today....
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Boy shot by mom in murder-suicide dies from wounds
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) -- An 11-year-old New Jersey boy who was critically wounded last week when his mother killed herself and his two siblings died from his injuries Wednesday....
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Pregnant woman shot, killed in NYC; baby dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and killed in New York City....
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Court tosses ruling that shielded Arias witness
PHOENIX (AP) -- An appeals court has thrown out a ruling that barred the public from watching the first witness called by Jodi Arias at the convicted murderer's sentencing retrial....
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Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast....
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Company to give back wages to disabled workers
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- An employment program agreed to give $300,000 in back wages to around 100 disabled workers for allegedly failing to pay overtime and the minimum wage, as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor....
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2 people shot at Pennsylvania mall barbershop
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Two people have been shot at an eastern Pennsylvania strip mall barbershop where another shooting happened just hours earlier....
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Memorial spanning 3 days set for Marion Barry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events befitting a man described by the District of Columbia's current mayor as the "most iconic figure" in the city's history, officials said Wednesday....
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Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved....
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