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Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

November 29th, 2014 8:54 pm by Associated Press

Darren Wilson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he was stepping down out of his "own free will" after the department told him it had received threats of violence if he remained an employee. "I'm not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me."

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Rail fan's ride on Santa Train the opportunity of a lifetime

Rail fan's ride on Santa Train the opportunity of a lifetime

November 29th, 2014 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

"When I found out I had won the tickets, I was shocked. I didn't know what to say. Anybody who's a rail fan wants to ride. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me," Griffin said.

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Cherokee sophomore chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Cherokee sophomore chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

November 29th, 2014 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ian Frazier was nominated to represent Cherokee on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

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Scores of Russian gays are seeking asylum in US

Scores of Russian gays are seeking asylum in US

November 29th, 2014 4:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The Department of Homeland Security's latest figures show that overall applications for asylum by Russians totaled 969 in the 2014 fiscal year, up 34 percent from 2012.

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Allandale gets in the Christmas spirit

Allandale gets in the Christmas spirit

November 29th, 2014 2:00 pm by Staff reports

"We decorate the mansion every year for Christmas, and we've got a least one Christmas tree in every room and foyer in the mansion. Some of them have two," said Rod Gemayel, curator of Allandale Mansion.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

November 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include road rage fueling a machete attack, an invalid warrant, twenty firearms being seized and an online boyfriend threatening to post nude photos to Facebook, among others

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Fourth member of counterfeiting gang sentenced

Fourth member of counterfeiting gang sentenced

November 29th, 2014 10:43 am by Matthew Lane

Monroe was one of five people indicted by a federal grand jury in February on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and possessing counterfeit money.

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Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

Ex-UPS driver's pregnancy bias claim at high court

November 29th, 2014 9:28 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The question in Young's case is whether UPS violated the law through its policy of providing temporary light-duty work only to employees who had on-the-job injuries, were disabled under federal law or lost their federal driver certification.

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No safety concerns raised in Ebola vaccine trial, researchers say

No safety concerns raised in Ebola vaccine trial, researchers say

November 29th, 2014 9:26 am by By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Initial human testing of a top Ebola vaccine candidate demonstrated that the drug was safe and provoked a strong immune response, according to researchers.

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15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson

15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson

November 29th, 2014 9:24 am by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press; TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

Several stores lowered their security doors or locked entrances as at least 200 protesters sprawled onto the floor while chanting, "Stop shopping and join the movement," at the Galleria mall a few miles south of Ferguson, Missouri

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