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Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area


FERGUSON, Mo. - A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week's racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area.

Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. | Video

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Police kill man after suspected political attack in Texas capital

AUSTIN, Texas - Police in Austin shot and killed a man who opened fire on a U.S. federal courthouse, Mexican consulate and police headquarters in the Texas capital on Friday in an attack that appears to be politically motivated.

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U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. crackdown on police brutality

GENEVA - The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used sparingly.

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Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays

NEW YORK - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. | Video

27 Nov 2014

Shades of Ferguson: family of NY teen shot dead by cop wins lawsuit

NEW YORK - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest member of the nine-justice court, was released from a Washington hospital on Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure, a court statement said.

27 Nov 2014

Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada

- Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs.

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Boston Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel

- Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team.

27 Nov 2014

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

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