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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just... Full Story

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  • For some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant
    For some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.

  • Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
    Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown ase.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving started quietly in Ferguson, following protests Wednesday night that drew the smallest crowd since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey
    US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional eal.

  • Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving
    Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

  • Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
    Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.

  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
    Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see he shooting at all.

  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church
    Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.

  • Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

  • Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary
    Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

    SEVERN, Md. (AP) — Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.

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