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Friday, November 28, 2014

Morning Digest: Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager..
Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejected as "fabricated" U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens..
OPEC inaction sends Brent to four-year low, hits stocks
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude fell to a fresh four-year low on Friday, sending oil-related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut..
One Direction makes Billboard history, knocks Swift from No. 1
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign..
Lions, Eagles and Seahawks beat rivals on Thanksgiving Day
(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions both served up U.S. Thanksgiving Day routs to move atop their divisions while the Seattle Seahawks boosted their playoff hopes with a commanding win on Thursday..
Twitter to start tracking users' mobile apps
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday..
Exclusive: First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease..
French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings
PARIS (Reuters) - French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern - that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks..
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