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Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just... Full Story

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  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson
    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

  • Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest
    Ferguson fallout: Scores arrested in Calif. unrest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.

  • 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.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy
    In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

  • Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals
    Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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    Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

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  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain
    Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

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    Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

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    Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

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