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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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor
BOSTON (AP) -- John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620....

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....

The Latest: Federal authorities still on McDonald case
CHICAGO (AP) -- The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):...

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....

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