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President Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision

Posted: 11/24/2014 - President Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown's family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old.

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

Posted: 11/24/2014 - A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

Updated: 11/21/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.

Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Posted: 11/19/2014 - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

Posted: 11/19/2014 - Federally subsidized child care providers will now have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers under new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Updated: 11/19/2014 - A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its eraser end - are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.

5th death attributed to New York snow

Updated: 11/19/2014 - Officials say a fifth death is being attributed to an unrelenting lake-effect snowstorm that has blanketed parts of western New York.

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