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  • New York protests against police violence attract other causes too

    By Andrew Chung (This story corrects spelling of surname in pentultimate paragraph to "Rieth" in the December 6 story.) NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of the dozens of rallies and marches in New York this week to protest police violence against minorities was organized by members of Occupy Wall Street,…

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  • Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

    By Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by…

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  • Man at New York psychiatric hospital killed by fellow patient, police say

    (Reuters) - A patient at a psychiatric hospital in New York City has been charged with killing a fellow patient at the state-run facility, police said on Saturday. Police responded late Friday to an emergency call from the Bronx Psychiatric Center, in the Bronx borough, where they found a…

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  • Two snowmobilers die, one rescued after plunging into Montana lake

    (Reuters) - Two men died and a third was rescued from a Montana lake when their snowmobiles plunged into the ice-covered body of water as they attempted to cross to the other side, local officials said Saturday. A group of five male snowmobilers were traversing a frozen patch of Seeley Lake, in…

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  • Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The real-life story behind Hollywood's "American Sniper," rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie's hero. Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh is to stand trial in…

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  • Oregon mother calls daughter's East Timor release 'Christmas present'

    By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The mother of an Oregon woman newly freed from two months of imprisonment in East Timor said on Friday that news of her daughter's release was a "fantastic Christmas present," but it remained uncertain how soon she could return to the United States. Bernadette Kero,…

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  • U.S. looking into report of kidnapped Border Patrol agent in Texas

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a claim made in a call to a Texas border town police department that a Mexican organized crime cartel has kidnapped a U.S. Border Patrol agent, officials said on Friday. U.S. Customs and Border…

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  • Body of autistic New York boy found in South Carolina pond

    (Reuters) - The body of a 4-year-old New York autistic boy who had gone missing two days earlier from his grandmother's house in South Carolina was found in a nearby pond on Friday, police said. An autopsy performed on Jayden Morrison of White Plains is expected to show that he died of accidental…

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  • Mourners gather for slain New York policeman

    By Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police officers in dress uniform and other mourners joined a somber, four-block line outside a New York City church on Friday for the wake of one of two officers shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by…

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  • Petrobras cleared to start production at Buzios field

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Friday it received clearance from the oil and gas regulator ANP to start production from its Buzios field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is officially known, had declared the field, which…

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  • Former South Carolina Governor Edwards dies at 87

    (Reuters) - James Edwards, the first Republican elected governor of South Carolina since post-Civil War Reconstruction who also served in President Ronald Reagan's Cabinet, died on Friday at age 87, his family said. Edwards' election in 1974 marked a key early moment in South Carolina's shift away…

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  • Inmate uses ventilation duct to escape California jail

    (Reuters) - Police were on the lookout on Friday for an inmate who escaped a central California jail on Christmas Day by squeezing through a ventilation duct and jumping off the roof of the building, officials said. A statewide police bulletin was issued for Freddy Swanson, 23, who broke out of the…

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  • Petrobras hit with U.S. class action suit over $98 billion in securities

    By Walter Brandimarte (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and some of its executives were hit with a U.S. class action lawsuit by investors in $98 billion of the company's securities over an alleged kickback and bribery scheme. News of the case helped knock Petrobras…

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  • Anti-police Oakland protesters break windows, trash Christmas tree

    (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Oakland, California, broke store windows and vandalized a public Christmas tree during a march protesting police shootings, media reports said. Vandals who were among about 50 largely peaceful marchers broke store windows in downtown Oakland late on Thursday, looted a…

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  • U.S. man dies at Mexico border after being subdued with stun gun

    (Reuters) - An American man died at a U.S. border crossing with Mexico after he allegedly assaulted officers and was subdued with a stun gun, the Customs and Border Protection agency said. Border officers stopped the man, who was not identified, on Wednesday at the San Ysidro, California, border…

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  • U.S. police struggle to uncover threats on social media

    By Edwin Chan and Alex Dobuzinskis SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend. Police need more…

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  • Oregon woman freed from East Timor prison four months after arrest

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veterinarian from Oregon who was arrested while traveling in East Timor in September was released from jail on Thursday after nearly two months of detention, the U.S. State Department said. Dr. Stacey Addison, 41, who was said by friends to be visiting East Timor as part of…

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