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Ferguson protests move to retail stores
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area on Friday to speak out about the grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....
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Baby of dead pregnant woman in critical condition
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen....
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Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said....
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Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini....
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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies
PHOENIX (AP) -- If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago....
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Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time....
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Death row inmate's prison food complaint rejected
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected a complaint from a home invasion killer on death row who says the food he is being served in prison is not kosher....
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NY museum digitizing Harlem Hellfighters records
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Air Force retiree Greta Hamilton was familiar with the Harlem Hellfighters, a storied all-black infantry regiment that won fame on the World War I battlefields of France only to be virtually shunned by the U.S. military back home....
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Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio middle school teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery....
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In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy
Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend....
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Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve
NEW YORK (AP) -- For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another....
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Cops: SUV slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7
KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say an SUV slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign, injuring seven people in Pennsylvania Dutch country....
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Maine fire captain's home damaged in fire
BATH, Maine (AP) -- A Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Maine house hit close to home for firefighters when the house on fire belonged to a local fire captain....
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Cops: Drunken driver dozes amid traffic on highway
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a drunken driver stopped his van and fell asleep at the wheel on a New York City highway in the middle of traffic....
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A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thanksgiving and early Friday on the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year....
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