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Cop in Chicago shooting had history of complaints

No disciplinary action taken against the officer in the 20 citizen complaints.



Safe haven law protects mom who left baby in manger scene

A mother who left her newborn baby in a Christmas manger inside a New York City church will not be prosecuted, authorities said Wednesday.



Moms share epic Thanksgiving horror stories

From still-raw turkeys to unexpected White Castle runs, things don’t always go as planned.



Interfaith Thanksgiving service has added poignancy

The annual gathering of Christians, Jews and Muslims took on added poignancy in light of today’s polarized climate.



Wednesday's air travel crush? Flights about as on-time as possible

Flights were on time as one of busiest travel days of the year got underway Wednesday.



Stories of a Spy: One of the CIA's Oldest Talks

Ambassador Hugh Montgomery is considered one of the founding fathers of the CIA after serving 63 years in the agency. Recruited as an OSS officer, Montgomery recounts his most harrowing and memorable experiences behind enemy lines. (Nov. 25)



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New findings: U.S. squarely in middle on many global education indicators

Pre-K enrollment lower than in other industrialized nations



Chicago judge will soon decide If shooting video is released

Those who have seen the dashcam video have described it as extremely graphic and said it shows an execution-style killing.



Police: At least 3 shot at Minneapolis protest

MINNEAPOLIS — At least three people were shot near protests at the Fourth Precinct, police said..



Despite law, restaurants still don't donate food

Good Samaritan laws signed in 1996 protect eatery owners, but the word hasn’t gotten out.



Tattoo artist pimps out toddler's walker

Tattoo artist illustrates generosity by answering Facebook plea, painting child’s walker.



Suspect arrested in murder of pastor's wife

Amanda Blackburn was shot in the head in her home in what authorities have said was a burglary attempt.



Over a dozen injured in New Orleans playground shooting

At least 16 people were hospitalized when shots rang out a New Orleans playground. Police say the crowd was gathered for what looked to be an impromptu shooting of a music video.



Curbing hunger a lifelong mission for nonprofit exec

Chuck Knill says he was inspired by the work of singer and humanitarian Harry Chapin.



Md. student who prompted campus closure found dead

Jacob Marberger was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday in Pennsylvania.



Why is it a thing? Running on Thanksgiving

This is the history of a great American hustle. You know, the one before the great American feast.



Louisiana Chooses Democrat as Next Governor

Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards defeated Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter to become Louisiana’s next governor. Edwards becomes the first Democrat to win statewide election in Louisiana since 2008. (Nov. 21)



Pardoned Latino Calls on Obama for Drug Reform

Jason Hernandez, the first Latino to be granted clemency by President Barack Obama, made his way to the nation’s capital a year after leaving prison to advocate on behalf of first-time non-violent drug offenders serving lengthy sentences. (Nov. 21).