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Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision.

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

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Attorney General Eric Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael... Read more »

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Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed... Read more »

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

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More-confident US households step up borrowing

Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy. Read more »

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Police across US prepare for more Ferguson rallies

Police across the U.S. prepared for another day of demonstrations Tuesday after thousands of people in cities from Los Angeles and New York passionately protested a grand jury's decision not to... Read more »

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which... Read more »

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Latinos are 'very optimistic' about America's future

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A new survey indicates that Latinos —from undocumented immigrants to fourth-generation citizens — may be more optimistic about America than anyone else. Read more »

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Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case

Missouri's governor ordered more National Guardsmen into Ferguson on Tuesday to keep order after a night of violence over the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown, as... Read more »

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Sony settles with gov't over gaming console ads

Sony is settling government charges that it misled consumers about its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console. Read more »

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Kenyans urge security against militant violence

Protesters carried coffins and red crosses to downtown Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans killed in recent terror attacks, as pressure builds on the government to halt... Read more »

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a... Read more »

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Activists: Syrian strikes kill 36 in IS-held city

Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 36 people, activists said. Read more »

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Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US discrimination

The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that will undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. Read more »

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In Ferguson, will peaceful protests be more effective?

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Michael Brown's family released a statement Monday after the grand jury's ruling didn't indict the officer who killed Brown this summer. Should protesters listen to his family? Read more »

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Bill: New Yorkers could identify as multiracial

New Yorkers may soon be able to identify themselves as more than one race under legislation set to be introduced by the City Council on Tuesday. Read more »

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Read more »

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Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official. Read more »

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Black Friday shopping catches on in UK

Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. Read more »

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further... Read more »

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Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site

An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood,... Read more »

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In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship

The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets. Read more »

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Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance. Read more »

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Nepal signs Indian power deal during Modi visit

Nepal signed an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectric plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and export power to India. Read more »

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Most police shootings don't end with prosecutions

A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shooting investigations that show the latitude afforded law... Read more »

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