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The Latest: Initial Chicago protests subside, more expected

CHICAGO (AP) - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer: (Posted 2:30 a.m.) Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint in the hours after the release of a dash-cam video showing the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer.Demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday night, at times numbering in the hundreds. There were a few tense moments, and at least two people were arrested. But the demonstrations...
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Illinois makes tax-break deals with 3 companies

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Commerce says it has reached tax-break deals with three companies following Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent decision to reinstate corporate tax incentives. The deals through the EDGE tax-credit program, though, would not provide tax incentives until Rauner and Illinois lawmakers agree on the overdue state budget. The department did not provide the size of the tax breaks the companies would receive. Under the deals announced Tuesday, Fabrik...
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The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

The annual presidential turkey pardoning event at the White House, which takes place again today, is a peculiar one. Presiding over his sixth one last year, even President Obama seemed confused by it all."It is a little puzzling that I do this every year," Obama said, "but I will say that I enjoy it, because with all the tough stuff that swirls around in this office, it's nice once in a while to just say, 'Happy Thanksgiving.' "He says a lot more than that. He makes embarrassing dad jokes,...
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After meeting with his national security team, President Obama made a public statement that there is no specific, credible threat against the U.S. at this time, urging Americans to go about their Thanksgiving activities as usual.

Obama acknowledged that the deadly attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 struck a deep chord with many Americans.

"Given the shocking images, I know Americans have been asking each other whether it's safe here — whether it's safe to fly or gather," the president said, a fear he called understandable.

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It starts with seemingly benign questions: Who are you voting for? Did you see that expose about candidate X on Facebook? Before long, somebody is storming off to the basement or slamming the mashed potatoes on the table. And playing Adele's new song "Hello" won't be a Thanksgiving miracle for every family.

Deere & Co. sales, profits drop in 2015

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 As expected, sales and profits fell during the past year for Deere and Company. This week it reported year-end net income of 1.9 billion dollars or 5-dollars and 77-cents per share, compared to 8-dollars and 63-cents a year ago. Sales for the year dropped 20 per cent. 

Part of the Australian coastline popular with swimmers and surfers will now be patrolled by drones as a way to protect beachgoers from shark attacks, government officials announced Wednesday.

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a AU $16 million ($11.6 million) program that will test the effectiveness of drone technology in mitigating shark attacks. The drones will send real-time images of coastal waters back to an operator using GPS coordinates.

Flip through a popular children's furniture catalog and you'll find baby cribs with bumpers — a padded piece of fabric that ties around the wooden slats, making the crib look cozy and cute. The problem, researchers say, is these bumpers can be deadly, because babies can get caught in the fabric and suffocate.

A Pentagon investigation into a deadly U.S. airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, has found the attack was the result of human error, compounded by malfunctioning computers and communication failures.

Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, detailed the findings in a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. "This was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error," he said.


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