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By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. But in California, about 500 people were arrested in rallies over the past two days that shut highways in major cities. ... . . more
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By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the white police officer in Brown's death, a jury hearing civil cases in Bronx Supreme Court unanimously decided on Tuesday that the City of New York and NYPD Sergeant Robert Barnett were liable in the 2005 death of 19-year-old Leonel Disla. ... . . more
(Reuters) - Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team. Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. That meant the subscribers woke up on Thanksgiving Day unable to watch Thursday's National Football League game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... . . more
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. . . more
NEW YORK (AP) Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal. . . more
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it. . . more
PITTSBURGH (AP) A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said. . . more
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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. . . more
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getting lost while biking. . . more
Our viewers were out along the parade route for this year's 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade! . . more
LOS ANGELES (AP) Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday. . . more
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. . . more
CHICAGO (AP) Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own. . . more
VIENNA (AP) Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. . . more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island. . . more
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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) Hawaii County's civil defense director is asking motorists not to stop on a newly reopened road in a rural town to get a look at lava that has stalled less than 500 feet away. . . more

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