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U.S. Top News: Fresh protests set for Thursday after no charges in NYC chokehold case

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Fresh protests set for Thursday after no charges in NYC chokehold case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protesters vowed a new round of demonstrations in New York on Thursday after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man on Staten Island.
Minimum wage fight hits the streets of 160 U.S. cities Thursday
(Reuters) - Workers in the fast-food, home care and airline industries are staging protests and strikes throughout the United States on Thursday to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights.
Ford recalls about 20,000 cargo vans due to loose plastic panel
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling almost 20,000 Transit Connect cargo vans in the United States and its territories because of a potential loose plastic panel.
New U.S. cybersecurity prosecutor unit to focus on prevention
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is creating a unit within the criminal division to advise on electronic surveillance in cyber investigations and work with the private sector to prevent online crime, an official said on Thursday.
UAE arrests woman over murder of U.S. teacher, says planted bomb
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a local woman on suspicion of stabbing to death an American teacher in a toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall.
Afghan soldier who killed U.S. general acted independently: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Afghan military policeman who fatally shot a U.S. general and wounded more than a dozen other people at a training center in Kabul apparently acted independently and had no links to the Taliban or other extremist groups, according to a report released on Thursday.
Exclusive: Casino trade group releases first industry standards
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure from the federal government, the trade group for the U.S. casino industry has released the first ever set of best practices aimed at helping the industry police itself for money laundering activity.
American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing
(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said.
Opening statements to begin in Montana killing of German teen
MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - Opening statements were due to begin on Thursday in the trial of a Montana man who has admitted to fatally shooting a German exchange student he believed to be a burglar, in a case hinging on what constitutes justifiable use of a gun in self-defense.
NECC trustee files compensation plan for 2012 meningitis outbreak victims
(Reuters) - The trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people, filed a plan that would set aside at least $135 million to compensate victims and their families.
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