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Scores arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police arrested scores of people in cities around the United States who were protesting a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager, authorities said on Wednesday, but the town where the shooting took place was a little calmer. | Video

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Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in a blow to those hoping to wrest greater political freedom from authorities in Beijing. | Video

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U.S. East Coast storm threatens Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast is threatening to snarl traffic and disrupt flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel.

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Same firm, new house: Mexico leader's conflict-of-interest storm grows

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faced fresh questions on Wednesday about his dealings with a company at the center of a conflict-of-interest scandal, after it emerged that he enjoyed rent-free use of a house belonging to the firm as a campaign office.

Exclusive: First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record

FRANKFURT/LONDON - The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.

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U.S. government says 462,125 people signed up for 2015 Obamacare plans

- Open enrollment for the second year of Obamacare individual health coverage brought in 462,125 people who chose their health plans in its first week, nearly half of whom were first-time customers, the U.S. government said on Wednesday.