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  • Ferguson protesters surprise Macy's Black Friday shoppers in NYC

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 200 people angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, sought to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a protest in front of Macy's flagship store. A small group of…

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  • New York State blocks free medical services at event

    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state health officials have stopped a nonprofit group from providing free medical care to thousands of patients lacking health insurance during a four-day dental conference that starts Friday.  The nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, had raised $3 million…

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  • With monkey on the lam, Florida neighborhood goes bananas

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities vowed on Friday to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as "three-foot tall, brown and fast." A resident initially reported seeing a fleet-footed monkey running through a yard in the middle of a sunny…

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  • Arizona man who visited Sierra Leone hospitalized over Ebola concerns

    (Reuters) - A Phoenix man who became ill after returning this week from Sierra Leone, one of the three West African nations hardest hit by an Ebola outbreak, was taken to a hospital on Friday to check if he was infected with the virus, officials said. The 32-year-old man, who was not identified,…

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  • Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin 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.

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  • Man dies after shooting at Mexican consulate, other sites in Texas capital

    By Jim Forsyth and Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man apparently upset about U.S. immigration policy was fatally shot early on Friday after firing more than 100 rounds of ammunition at the Mexican consulate, a U.S. federal courthouse and police headquarters in the Texas capital, police…

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  • Judge orders Wal-Mart to let NYC church challenge gun sales

    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to let shareholders vote on a proposal to force tighter oversight of its sale of high-capacity guns and other potentially offensive products. U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday said the…

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  • Man loses legs in Exxon Baton Rouge refinery incident: local media

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A contract worker lost his legs in an accident on Thursday at Exxon Mobil Corp's Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery, according to a report by WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. Exxon confirmed a contractor was injured at the refinery on Thursday, but did not confirm the extent of his…

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

    By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - 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…

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

    By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - 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 centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in…

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

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined…

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  • Boston Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel

    (Reuters) - Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team. Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station due to a fee…

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  • Protests and fundraising party rub shoulders in Ferguson, Missouri

    By Daniel Wallis and Emily Flitter FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After days dealing with racially charged unrest roiling his community, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, turned to a more relaxing challenge: a "rock 'em, sock 'em" table boxing tournament for charity. Just three blocks from where a dozen…

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at…

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  • Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada

    (Reuters) - 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. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have…

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  • East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of…

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  • Australian extradited to U.S. in Silk Road online drugs bazaar case

    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has extradited a man to the United States to face trial for alleged involvement in Silk Road, a website where people bought illegal drugs like heroin using digital currency bitcoin, a government official said on Thursday. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from…

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