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Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
CHICAGO (AP) -- Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.... 11/26/2015 4:16 AM

Chicago officer who shot teen amassed 18 civilian complaints
CHICAGO (AP) -- The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years, including allegations that he used racial epithets and excessive force, police and court records show.... 11/25/2015 10:18 PM

Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.... 11/26/2015 12:11 AM

At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to seek justice
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.... 11/26/2015 5:29 AM

3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade
NEW YORK (AP) -- As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, security will be tight in New York City with a record number of police officers patrolling the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.... 11/26/2015 6:11 AM

Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them.... 11/26/2015 3:19 AM

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables
SEATTLE (AP) -- Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.... 11/26/2015 3:16 AM

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition
LAFITTE, La. (AP) -- Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town - even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.... 11/25/2015 10:36 PM

Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color
SEATTLE (AP) -- The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.... 11/26/2015 12:12 AM

California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen emissions scandal widened.... 11/25/2015 10:51 PM

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