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Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country....

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district
CHICAGO (AP) -- After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district....

Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family
CHICAGO (AP) -- A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives' homes and foster care from the time he was 3....

The Latest: Black Friday
Shoppers had a bit of a buying appetizer on Thanksgiving, but the question remains how much they'll feast on deals on the day after the holiday....

Super Bowl of shopping starts
The Super Bowl of shopping had an early start again this year, but the game isn't over yet....

Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers....

Kids making oral history with StoryCorps holiday project
High school students across the country are making oral history this week by recording interviews with their elders in an unprecedented effort to stockpile wisdom for the ages....

A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother....

Art program gives Boston's homeless a place to create
BOSTON (AP) -- In an elegant church in one of Boston's most chic shopping districts, homeless people from across the city gather once a week to express themselves in ways not possible when living on the streets....

Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death....

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