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    Stores along Michigan Ave. blocked during Black Friday protests

    Through a steady drizzle, hundreds of activists marched down Chicago's Magnificent Mile and blocked the entrances to some of the main drag's highest-end stores during a Black Friday morning protest of the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, stop ... Read More

    Teen charged in death of 91-year-old Detroit neighbor

    A Detroit teen was arraigned today in the death of a 91-year old man whose battered body was found in his burning house Monday. George Stewart, 17, appeared via video at 34th District Court in Romulus to face charges of first-degree murder, felony murder and arson. He is due back in court Dec. 3 for ... Read More

    Microsoft buys carbon credits in forest

    Lush and lofty, the big trees in a 520-acre forest gracing the vista of Mount Rainier are now doing double duty, in the first-ever carbon-capture program of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Microsoft bought the carbon credits in this forest under California's rigorously verified cap-and-trade prog ... Read More

    Family of teen killed by Chicago officer was paid $5M settlement by city

    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. Laquan McDonald, whose name demonstrators have shouted for two days and ... Read More

    Privacy vs. security debate renewed by Paris attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite ... Read More

    German official says some refugees are ISIS radicals

    A senior German police official says some of the migrants reaching Europe are Islamic State radicals planning terrorist attacks, but the refugee influx is not systemically used by extremists to bring members into the EU. The Austria Press Agency cited German federal police chief Hans-Georg Maasen as ... Read More

    Stranded migrants in clashes at Greece-Macedonia border

    IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of migrants stranded at Greece's northern border clashed with police Thursday while trying to force their way into Macedonia. The migrants from Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and several other countries confronted Macedonian riot police who were seen hitting protesters with ... Read More

    Obama compares Syrian refugees to the Pilgrims

    President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in a Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria has drawn political criticism since ... Read More

    #NotOneDime: Black groups aim to show their power with shopping boycott

    This Black Friday, Lucia McBath will not be shopping. Three years ago her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot dead in the parking lot of a Gate gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. His killer, Michael Dunn, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. In an interview wi ... Read More

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