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AP Top U.S. News At 3:21 a.m. EST

Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores
MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) -- Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....

Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices
PHOENIX (AP) -- If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago....

For some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death - a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop....

US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal....

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) -- Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition....

Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time....

A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- During a quiet holiday night in Ferguson, a small group of protesters demonstrated inside St. Louis-area retail stores, speaking out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....

Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip....

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all....

Evangelicals with gay children challenging church
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians....

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