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November 28, 2014
Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out - Full Story
November 28, 2014
Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired, gunman dead

Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired, gunman dead

Gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings Friday - Full Story
November 27, 2014
Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached - Full Story
November 26, 2014

Video: Cleveland cop fatally shoots boy holding replica

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer - Full Story
November 26, 2014
Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday - Full Story
November 26, 2014

Video: Ferguson officer says he never wanted to kill

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown - Full Story
November 26, 2014
Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of chaos - Full Story
November 25, 2014

Ind. officers who used TASER in viral vid reinstated

Hammond's mayor has returned two officers to regular duty two months after they were accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop - Full Story
November 25, 2014
Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case, pushes for federal charges

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case, pushes for federal charges

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson - Full Story
November 25, 2014

Mo. officer shot, police searching for gunman

St. Louis County officials say shooting does not appear connected to protests in Ferguson - Full Story



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