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Foster care, abuse -- Laquan McDonald's tragic life

In death, Laquan McDonald has countless defenders, people who want justice for him. They know him as the teenager in a police dashboard camera video who is…

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Chicago police officer had history of complaints

Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in Laquan McDonald's shooting death, had a history of complaints before he gunned down the 17-year-old last…

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In Chicago, video magnifies familiar story

Marlin Daniels was driving his car when he was pulled over by police and told they were tracking cars similar because they had been reporting stolen.

He knew…

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Peaceful protests after release of shooting video

Protesters on Wednesday took to the streets of Chicago for a second day in response to the release of graphic dashcam video that shows the final moments of 17…

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Donald Trump mocks reporter's disability

The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump mocked one of its reporters who has a physical disability.

Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon…

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NASA says space anomaly caused by comets

An anomaly in deep space that has been the focus of speculation and observation for weeks over possible extraterrestrial life may have just been solved.

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Russia putting anti-aircraft missiles in Syria

Tensions in the Middle East ratcheted up dangerously Wednesday, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, with the Turkish President accusing Russia of…


REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy nature

For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading…

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Toys 'R' Us, Amazon and Walmart race to start Cyber Monday

The race is on to start Cyber Monday online sales well before Monday.

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Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to…

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Thanksgiving Day fast facts

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.

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Top 10 fastest-selling albums

Adele's "25" has topped the 15-year-old single-week sales record set by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," selling more than 2.5 million copies since its Friday release. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

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2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.



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