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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices
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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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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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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Ferguson protests move to retail stores
MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) -- Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown....
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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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Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning....
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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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NY boys rescued from snow aided by air pocket
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an air pocket in the heavy, wet snow, New York police said Friday....
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Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio 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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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today....
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Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores
MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) -- Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....
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Quotations in the News
"Even if you don't find that it's true, it's a valid rallying cry. It's just a metaphor." - Protester Taylor Gruenloh, a 32-year-old man from Florissant, Missouri, on whether or not Michael Brown had his hands raised in his deadly confrontation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson....
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