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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

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FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Toyota recalls more cars for dangerous Takata air bags

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TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, as a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker looks far from being contained.

9:09pm EST

Japan transport minister: Takata recalls could shake trust in Japan auto industry

TOKYO - Japan's transport minister said on Friday he was concerned that repeated recalls involving Takata Corp's potentially defective air bags could undermine trust in the country's auto industry and manufacturing quality.

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Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

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VIENNA - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. | Video

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Despite OPEC blow, Venezuela says to push until oil at $100

CARACAS - Venezuela will keep campaigning until oil prices rebound to $100 per barrel, president Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday night after OPEC refused to cut output as the cash-strapped South American country had aggressively pushed for.

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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

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FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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Ferguson enjoys Thanksgiving peace, even if it may not last

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police and protesters were absent as a Thanksgiving Day calm descended on downtown Ferguson on Thursday, allowing residents to clean up after unrest that battered the St Louis suburb, even if was not clear how long the peace would last.

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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

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KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video

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Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

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VIENNA - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. | Video

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Rosneft's Sechin says oil could fall below $60/barrel next year

MOSCOW - Russia's most powerful oil official Igor Sechin said in an interview with an Austrian newspaper that oil prices could fall below $60 by mid-way through next year.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.