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A less-than-normal Black Friday?

A less-than-normal Black Friday?

Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less…

Protests around the nation over Ferguson decision

Protests around the nation over Ferguson decision

Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police…

Protests, disruptions return in Ferguson

Protests, disruptions return in Ferguson

Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer…

Polarizing views of Michael Brown

Polarizing views of Michael Brown

For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young…

Southern Dems: Let’s get back to basics

Southern Dems: Let’s get back to basics

Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works…

For immigrants, state laws control their futures

For immigrants, state laws control their futures

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…

Black Friday was underway on Thursday

Black Friday was underway on Thursday

Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people…

Obama’s quiet Thanksgiving

Obama’s quiet Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the…

President Obama pays for his Thanksgiving meal

President Obama pays for his Thanksgiving meal

There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his…

Thanksgiving: Eating, watching parades, shopping

Thanksgiving: Eating, watching parades, shopping

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at how…