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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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Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1 1/2 to two seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said....
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Judge frees alleged Islamic State recruit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been released to the custody of his parents....
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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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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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2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead....
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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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Sharpton gathers families of men killed by police
NEW YORK (AP) -- The families of three unarmed black men who recently died at the hands of police officers linked arms 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 one of the 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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