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Target Black Friday shoppers

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Black Friday: Just another busy shopping day

Is the Black Friday frenzy losing its grip? That's what it felt like at one Target in a New Jersey shopping plaza early Friday morning.

Hundreds of customers had already lined up for the store's 6 p.m. open on Thursday. Discounted Beats headphones, XB...

Gas pump

OPEC's message to US shale: Drop dead

OPEC just fired a shot at the U.S. shale industry.

Despite tumbling prices -- the lowest since 2010 -- the cartel surprised the energy industry by deciding to keep pumping oil at current levels. One motivation is to squeeze higher-cost producers in No...

Nordstrom single

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Police: Man shoots woman, self at Nordstrom

A man shot a woman and then himself inside a Nordstrom store in Chicago on Friday night, officials said.

The man died, and the woman was critically injured, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Chicago police Chief of Detectives Joh...

Black Friday protests Ferguson

Deray McKesson

Protesters disrupt Black Friday shopping

Missouri protesters Friday turned their anger over the police shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown on the St. Louis Galleria Mall, forcing it to shut down temporarily on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Demonstrations spanned the country...

Kids rescued from snow

Takiaya Stevens

Buried in snow for 7 hours, boys feared death

The two boys who were discovered early Thanksgiving morning buried under 5 feet of snow -- and the officer with a hunch who rescued them -- recounted their harrowing tale at a hospital news conference Friday.

Cousins Elijah Martinez, 11, and Jason Ri...

Ray, Janay Rice

REUTERS/Mike Segar

Ray Rice wins suspension appeal

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL for violating its domestic violence policy, the players union said Friday.

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Apple users outspend Android users on 'Black Thursday'

When it comes to mobile shopping, Apple users won the Thanksgiving Day spending battle.

Boko Haram protest

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Boko Haram steps up attacks

The devastating attack on the Grand Mosque in Kano, Nigeria, Friday was almost certainly the work of Boko Haram, which has stepped up its bombing campaign across northern Nigeria in recent weeks.

It may seem counter-intuitive that Islamist militants s...

Bullets, gun magazine

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Gun sales boom on Black Friday

The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system expected to set a record of more than 144,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI.

Roberto Gomez Bolanos

REUTERS

Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos dies

To the world, he was known as "Chespirito." Roberto Gomez Bolanos gained fame as a comedian, but he was also a writer, actor, screenwriter, songwriter, film director and TV producer.

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