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LAPD updates arrests to 145 in Ferguson fallout
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is updating its tally of arrests from a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri....
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Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh authorities say a pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall....
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US cathedral may become museum to the slave trade
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island....
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Hawaii road re-opens amid stalled lava flow
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Hawaii County's civil defense director is asking motorists not to stop on a newly reopened road in a rural town to get a look at lava that has stalled less than 500 feet away....
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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians....
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A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old....
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Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days' outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case....
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Families asked to host visitors for pope's US trip
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all....
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Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams....
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Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive....
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Man who fell from ceiling naked held without bail
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week....
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Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast....
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Affidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents....
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