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U.S. Top News: More arrests as protesters await Ferguson grand jury decision

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More arrests as protesters await Ferguson grand jury decision
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Riot police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of a white officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August.
Woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech
(Reuters) - A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system.
Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves.
NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday.
New York, Missouri patients test negative for Ebola virus
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two travelers who returned recently from separate West Africa trips tested negative for Ebola on Thursday at hospitals in New York and Missouri and will stay under observation while awaiting additional confirmation of the results, health officials said.
Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.
Residents battle worst snow in memory in New York state
(Reuters) - The death toll from the worst snow in memory in western New York has risen to at least 10.
Gunman shot dead after wounding three at Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and carrying extra ammunition in his pockets, a Florida State University graduate opened fire early on Thursday at the school's main library, wounding two students and an employee as hundreds were studying for exams.
Washington state man convicted of molestation freed after accuser recants
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man convicted of child molestation nearly two decades ago was freed from prison on Thursday after a judge ordered a new trial because his accuser recanted her story, court officials said.
One dead in explosion at Fieldwood platform in Gulf of Mexico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company said.
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