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FERGUSON, Mo - Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson, as sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.   Full Article | Slideshow 

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Shoppers rush for televisions at a Target store in Chicago November 27, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress

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Hong Kong riot police clear protest site

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in what could be a turning point in the fight to wrest greater political freedom from Beijing.  Full Article 

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Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

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Clashes in Hong Kong as police clear protest site

Clashes break out in Hong Kong, where police are trying to clear protesters camped out in the city's Mong Kok district. Nathan Frandino reports.