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(27-04-2011)
  • Second act of shopping frenzy gets started

    Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.


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  • Obama's plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the University of Cape TownBy Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...


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  • French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

    A view of the French Parliament during a debate on the recognition of the Palestinian at the French Parliament in Paris, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. France’s government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.


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  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

    FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, community organizers Lucia Lin, left, and Carlos Amador join about 100 people during a California Department of Motor Vehicles hearing in downtown Los Angeles held to take public comments on proposed rules by which immigrants in the country illegally may obtain driver's licenses. In January, California joins nine other states in allowing immigrants who can’t prove they’re in the U.S legally to get a driver’s license. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.


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  • Holiday storm leaves 350,000 in the dark

    Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.


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  • Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

    This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.


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  • U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. to crack down on police brutality

    Activists hold hands during a silent protest at a hearing of the United States at the Committee against Torture at the United Nations in GenevaBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - 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 only in life-threatening situations. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 came in the wake of racially-tinged unrest in cities across the United States this week sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. ...


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  • Texas police kill man who fired at Austin buildings
    By Jim Forsyth AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Police in Austin shot and killed a man who opened fire on three major buildings in the Texas capital on Friday and also may have had some type of explosive device in his vehicle. Police received a call at 2:22 a.m. local time about shots being fired in the downtown area, Raul Munguia, the Austin Police Department's assistant chief, told reporters. He said the suspect appeared to be firing on the Austin Police Department headquarters, the Mexican Consulate and the Federal Courthouse. ...More

  • Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

    Protesters hold signs aloft outside Macy's before the kick off of Black Friday sales in New YorkBy Edward McAllister and Daniel Wallis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - 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. Kicking off their latest strategy inside a Walmart in another nearby suburb of St. Louis, about 75 demonstrators protested peacefully, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!", bemusing bargain-hunters pushing their brimming shopping carts. ...


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  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

    In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a sign advertising the price of gas towers over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb. The cheapest gas in half a decade is expected to entice more Americans to pile into cars, trucks and vans for their Thanksgiving journeys. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.


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  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    A protester is arrested outside of the St. Louis city hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)An AP review finds numerous statements that were conflicting, fabricated or provably wrong.


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  • East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

    Cars make their way through the Washington bridge in New YorkBy 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 Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...


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  • Dramatic scenes from Ferguson-related protests around the U.S.

    Day 2: Ferguson protests nationwideOutrage over the decision in the Michael Brown case ignites a wave of demonstrations.


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  • Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

    This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.


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  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

    This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.


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  • Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground

    A car drives past a public health advertisement against the Ebola virus in MonroviaThe death toll has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries.


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  • You can buy Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – for $8 million
    President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation is truly historic, but would you fork over $8.4 million to own one of two copies of the original document?More

  • IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal

    A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactorThe U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states.


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  • Consumer drones are coming from GoPro

    GoPro Inc's founder and CEO Woodman holds a GoPro camera as he celebrates GoPro Inc's IPO at the Nasdaq Market Site in New YorkThe multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year, the Journal said. GoPro was not immediately available for comment. The company already provides the cameras used in many drones. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Sai Sachin R in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)


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  • Officer Darren Wilson Discusses His Personal Life

    Wilson revealed that he and his wife are expecting a baby.


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