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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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Macy’s opening even earlier this Thanksgiving

Dinner will be cut short: The department store chain will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

A nor'easter headed up the East Coast could cause havoc for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

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TIMELINE: Michael Brown shooting

A timeline of events since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown all the way up to the grand jury decision.

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Protesters slam grand jury process, more troops head to Ferguson

More National Guard troops are heading to Missouri in an effort to quell riots.

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U.S. introduces menu-labeling standards for chain restaurants

Sweeping new rules will require calorie counts on menus and establish a national standard for nutrition information.

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Obama awards Medal of Freedom to 18 Americans

President Barack Obama presented the highest U.S. civilian honor to 18 people including actress Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

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Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson officer in fatal shooting

A grand jury has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of protests.

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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary

Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine, has died.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare

Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infastructure

China could invade the computer systems of utilities, aviation networks, and financial companies, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency has warned.

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Graco recalls 5M strollers for amputation hazard

Graco has recalled 11 models of strollers after several people have seriously injured themselves.

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Obama unveils immigration plan, setting up showdown

The most sweeping immigration reform in a generation eases the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.

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Does your state have a ‘miserable’ Thanksgiving?

If you live in Ohio, Iowa, or Maine, your Thanksgiving might be more 'fight' than 'festive.'

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Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

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BCBS Rejects Deal

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

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Negotiators Far Apart

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Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.

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No Charges For Corrections Officials

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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says the special legislative committee reviewing what went wrong in Corrections that led to the miscalculation of hundreds of prison sentences failed to stay focused.

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Zebra Mussel Found in Lewis & Clark Lake

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One adult zebra mussel has been found in Lewis and Clark Lake, giving the lake a "suspect" status for contamination.