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Morning Digest: California police, protesters clash again after 'chokehold' death

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California police, protesters clash again after 'chokehold' death
BERKELEY, California/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Angry crowds hurled objects at police who retaliated in a second night of clashes in northern California following the death of a black man who was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer..
Hong Kong splinter groups fast-track rearguard action ahead of camp clearance
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Splinter protest groups calling for democracy for Hong Kong are springing up and fast-tracking action plans as student-led demonstrators consider a retreat from the main campsite which has blocked key downtown arteries for more than two months..
Italy downgrade casts gloom over euro zone
LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks and government bonds dipped on Monday as weak data from Asia, a rating downgrade for Italy and the slump in oil prices stoked concerns about global growth..
Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hollywood stars, ballet dancers, and soul singers on Sunday celebrated Kennedy Center Honors winners actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin during Washington's high-profile tribute to excellence in the arts..
Seahawks beat Eagles but Manning's touchdown streak ends
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks used a stifling defense for a 24-14 road victory over the Philadelphia Eagles but Seattle's NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers were stunned by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday..
Chinese Internet regulator welcomed at Facebook campus
BEIJING (Reuters) - Lu Wei, China's top Internet regulator, may not welcome Facebook to his house, but he's certainly welcome at Facebook..
Pluto-bound spacecraft ends hibernation to start mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), NASA's New Horizons robotic probe awoke from hibernation on Saturday to begin an unprecedented mission to study the icy dwarf planet Pluto and sibling worlds in its Kuiper Belt home..
Original Batmobile, built in 1963, fetches $137,000 at auction
DALLAS (Reuters) - Holy Bargain, Batman! The original Batmobile fetched $137,000 at auction on Saturday, a small fraction of the $4.2 million that a buyer paid last year for another version built for the television show that aired during the 1960s..
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