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Balloons, floats as NYC Thanksgiving parade gets underway
NEW YORK (AP) -- Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.... 11/26/2015 3:22 PM

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

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 7:08 AM

Obama struggles with stance on the death penalty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a hard case for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system, but where he stands on the death penalty is unclear.... 11/26/2015 3:17 PM

Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.... 11/26/2015 2:56 PM

Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.... 11/26/2015 3:23 PM

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

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots. It's not unusual for a trooper to have a second job and some are even on food stamps.... 11/26/2015 2:49 PM

In 2016 campaign, both parties want reform in justice system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.... 11/26/2015 8:26 AM

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