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Morning Digest: Protesters block NY streets after officer cleared in chokehold death

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Protesters block NY streets after officer cleared in chokehold death
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators blocked streets, snarling New York City traffic into early Thursday morning, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer for causing the death of an unarmed black man with a chokehold..
Islamic State cedes little ground despite air attacks
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - They have made enemies across the globe and endured three months of U.S.-led air strikes, but Islamic State fighters have surrendered little of their self-declared caliphate to the broad sweep of forces arrayed against them..
Shares lifted by ECB, Chinese and Japanese stimulus hopes
LONDON (Reuters) - Bets that European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi will open the door wider to U.S.-style money printing pinned the euro at a two-year low and lifted world shares on Thursday, as China and Japan also geared up for more stimulus..
More women detail sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three women on Wednesday came together and detailed allegations that comedian Bill Cosby sexually abused and groped them decades ago, a day after Cosby was sued by a woman who said he molested her when she was a teenager in 1974..
FSU quarterback tells rape hearing accuser 'is lying'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston told a student conduct hearing that a woman who accused him of raping her two years ago was "lying" about their encounter, according to media reports on Wednesday..
North Korea surfaces in Sony investigators' probe into hack
(Reuters) - Cyber investigators looking for the culprits of a devastating hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment have found some links to North Korea - hacking tools similar to those used by that country in previous attacks on South Korea..
New U.S. spaceship set for Thursday test flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A new U.S. spaceship designed to fly astronauts to Mars and other deep space destinations is poised to blast off on an unmanned test flight on Thursday..
North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday..
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