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Black Friday gun buys test background check system
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) -- Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases....
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Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb....
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A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him....
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Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown....
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Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun....
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Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown....
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Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old....
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AP PHOTOS: Turkey farmers connect with NYC buyers
WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. (AP) -- On a cold and rainy November morning, farmers Mary Carpenter and Paul Dench-Layton waded arm-in-arm into the large soggy paddock that's home to their Broad Breasted Whites, nearly 250 gobbling, barking, and bumbling Thanksgiving turkeys....
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Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving - an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day....
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Developers look to create underground NYC park
NEW YORK (AP) -- Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees....
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Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow....
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Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is "fighting for his life" and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said Tuesday....
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Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- New York City's legal counsel said Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day - a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world....
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Woman who faked son's cancer gets probation
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A suburban Denver woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail....
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Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals....
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