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  • Ferguson bakery owner raises $158,000 on GoFundMe page after riots

    Natalie Dubose was beside herself after rioters targeted her small business in Ferguson. She has benefited from the generosity of people from across the country who donated money to get her back on her feet.

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  • The New Yorker's Ferguson cover draws comparison to August newspaper cartoon

    The New Yorker's Dec. 8 issue features a powerful cover illustration by Bob Staake of St. Louis' Gateway Arch, shown broken and divided by color — one side black, the other white.

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    Protesters force lockdown of City Hall in St. Louis (20 photos)

    Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers. At least two people were arrested after the incident, in which the protesters shouted…

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  • Passengers push own plane to free it from ice in Siberia

    After their Tupolev-134 plane got stuck in the ice, Russian oil workers got out to push until the aircraft could take off and send them home.

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  • In executive 'amnesty' move, Obama pardons turkeys 'Mac' and 'Cheese'

    President Barack Obama set aside matters like Ebola, the Islamic State, and the grim events in Ferguson for a moment on Wednesday in favor of the goofy annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.

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  • #Ferguson protests: Scenes from the demonstrations across the country

    Thousands of people joined in protests aross the country on Tuesday, a day after a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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    Presidential turkey pardons: A look back (19 photos)

    The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace pact between the fowl and the White House is a relatively new thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests! The first president to unofficially pardon a turkey was Abraham Lincoln, who…

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    Photos of the day - November 26, 2014 (21 photos)

    An Afghan laborer pauses as he works at a charcoal shop on the outskirts of Kabul, a couple sit in Boston's Logan International Airport after their flight was delayed and the Roemerberg square is lit up festively for the opening of the Christmas market in Frankfurt Main, Germany are some of the…

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  • Baby and Sloth Are Unusual Best Friends

    You already know that babies and sloths are both cute, even just on their own. Well get ready for this. We want you to meet 5-month-old Alia, whose best friend is an adorable sloth named Daisy. Alia's parents, Julia and Jason Heckathorn, say that ever since the pair met when Alia was just 2 days…

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    Venezuela's beloved macaws (15 photos)

    In one of the world's most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises and traffic of Caracas thanks to a group of…

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  • Michael Brown's parents react to Darren Wilson interview: 'It sounds crazy'

    The mother of Michael Brown says police officer Darren Wilson's first interview following a grand jury's decision not to indict him in her teenage son's shooting death "added insult to injury." Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., said Wilson's account of the events "sounds crazy."

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    Winter storm challenges holiday travellers (18 photos)

    One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow. Major Northeast cities were likely to see moderate to heavy…

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    Day 2: Ferguson protests continue (47 photos)

    Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot…

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    Day 2: Ferguson protests nationwide (49 photos)

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. Peaceful demonstrators marched in…

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  • How to mass-rename files on the Mac

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  • A quick fix for troublesome roots

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  • 'Burn this b---- down!' Michael Brown's stepfather criticized for reaction to grand jury decision

    Michael Brown's stepfather is being criticized for inflammatory comments he made to a crowd of protesters shortly after learning of the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of his unarmed stepson.

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  • Why Ferguson is so mad at prosecutor Bob McCulloch

    After St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision on the controversial death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown, the judgment of McCulloch was remarkably swift — and remarkably harsh. It had as much to do with the way he has conducted himself as a…

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