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Authorities: Mom tried to put hit on daughter's ex
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities in New Jersey say a Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for paying an undercover officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people....
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Boy's family: Cleveland officers reacted quickly
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun says police acted too quickly and his death could've been avoided....
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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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Affidavit: 18-year-old left clues about Syria plan
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group left a few inadvertent clues on Facebook, but was able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents....
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2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday....
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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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Sharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops
NEW YORK (AP) -- The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown....
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Attorneys seek to clear former Crow tribe chairman
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Civil rights attorneys have moved to exonerate a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe of a bribery conviction by obtaining unreleased emails from a federal judge who has been reprimanded for sending racist correspondence....
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Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case....
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Christie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast....
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Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all....
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A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest - the second far less violent than the first - over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area....
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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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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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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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