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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area

    By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Friday blocked a cleanup brigade from entering a thoroughfare in Ferguson, Missouri, where businesses were damaged in this week's racially charged rioting, as protests erupted outside retail stores in New York and other…

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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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  • Fake doctor gets 23 years for sex assault on 9-year-old Colorado girl

    By Keith Coffman (Reuters) - A Colorado man convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl while posing as an immigration facility doctor to gain access to her family's home was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years to life in prison, prosecutors said. Kenneth Dean Lee, 58, was…

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  • FedEx Freight workers in Louisville vote against union membership

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drivers at a Louisville facility of FedEx Corp's trucking unit voted on Wednesday against union representation, dealing a blow to a concerted effort by the Teamsters to unionize the Memphis-based company. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has won three secret ballot…

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  • U.S. judge puts Arizona's 'revenge porn' bill on hold

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday put on hold enforcement of Arizona's "revenge porn" law that made it a felony to post online nude images of others without their consent, after a rights group said the measure was too broad and state attorneys agreed it should be…

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  • San Diego State fraternities halt parties after anti-rape march fracas

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Fraternities and sororities at San Diego State University have suspended all social activities until their members undergo sexual assault prevention training after disturbances erupted during an anti-rape march, a university official said on Wednesday. "We've…

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