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Protesters stage a "die in" inside Chesterfield Mall, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Chesterfield, Mo. The crowd disrupted holiday shopping at several locations on Friday amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Several protesters taken into custody in FergusonSeveral in custody as protests return to Ferguson police department after mall shut-downs
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, left, toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Pledges by Xi Jinping and Obama in November to limit their emissions after 2020 sent a powerful signal that a global deal could be possible by 2015. The two countries, which produce about 40 percent of all global emissions, long have been adversaries in the U.N. climate talks. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)
Rare optimism ahead of climate talks in LimaDespite scientific warnings, rare optimism going into next round of UN climate talks in Lima
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John Lobo, 29, wearing a red beret performing as Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez, dances during the "Ballet of the Spider-Seller to Liberator" at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. A state-sponsored biographical ballet with dozens of performers recounts Chavez’s life, from humble roots, to failed coup, to international fame as leader of Venezuela’s socialist revolution. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's lifeBallet commemorating the exuberant life of late leader Hugo Chavez opening in Venezuela
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In this photo provided by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, waiters in white shirts serve dinner to about 500 people at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Some wealthy Manhattan residents paid $100 each for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with some of the city’s homeless. (AP Photo/Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Carolyn Gragano)
NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tablesPeople pay $100 each for the privilege of eating dinner at tables with New York's homeless
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York.   Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the NFL football players' union said Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacatedRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated immediately because of 'arbitrary' decision
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Ebola scare boosts business for Alabama companyEbola scare leaves Alabama company with glut of orders for protective gear
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French President Francois Hollande visits the French Pasteur institute laboratory at Donka hospital in Conakry,Guinea, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.  Hollande is visiting the Ebola stricken country during a seven-hour stop on his way to Dakar, Senegal. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)
French president cheered in Ebola-stricken GuineaFrench President Hollande cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea; 1st Western leader in Ebola nation
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Protesters hold up their hands as members of the Missouri National Guard stand watch outside West County Mall Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Des Peres, Mo. Demonstrators disrupted holiday shopping at several locations on Friday, forcing the closure of a large shopping mall near St. Louis for about an hour amid a protest triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A glance at national protests, cleanup in FergusonA glance at nationwide protests sparked by Ferguson shooting, local efforts to recover
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In this frame grab from video provided by NTA/Channels TV, people inspect the inside of a mosque after multiple explosions tore through the building, killing at least 35 people, according to police, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Kano, Nigeria. (AP Photo/NTA/Channels TV)
Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 peoplePolice say bomb blasts at mosque in northern Nigerian city kill 35 people, injure 150
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  • Driver Making U-turn Hits Two Houses

    A driver trying to make a U-turn on a dead-end street hit and damaged two houses Friday night in Luzerne County. A tow truck driver was called to Harding Street in Dupont around 7 p.m. to haul away the car. WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 10:50 PM
  • Luzerne County paychecks unsent after payroll boss goes on vacation

    It was one of the biggest shopping days of the year. But when Luzerne County employees awoke Friday morning, they found their paychecks had not been deposited into their bank accounts as promised, a lapse a union boss called "atrocious." The Morning Call, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 09:43 PM
  • Black Friday brings late paychecks in Luzerne County

    About 1,200 government employees in Luzerne County are being paid late on Black Friday after the person in charge of payroll was on vacation and did not approve an electronic transfer. The Citizens Voice' newspaper of Wilkes-Barre reported that some employees were paid in the early afternoon, while payments were in the works for others. Pocono Record, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 08:44 PM
  • 'No Child Left Behind' law failed Luzerne County schools, data show

    Anyone remember that lofty goal of the "No Child Left Behind" law? Public schools across the state and nation scrambled to have 100 percent of students scoring "proficient" or better on standardized math and reading tests by 2014. Well, 2014 is here, the tests have been scored, and the number of local schools meeting that goal is: Zero. The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 05:03 PM
  • Two Northeastern Pennsylvania women sentenced for insurance fraud scheme

    Two friends were sentenced in Luzerne County Court this week for cheating an insurance company when they provided false information about a car crash on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Judge Tina Polachek Gartley sentenced Jennifer C. Apollon, 31, of Beverly Drive, Edwardsville, and Lisa G. Moore, 49, of Birney Avenue, Scranton, to 18 months in the county's Accelerated Rehabilitation Program, a special probation program for first-time non-violent offenders. The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 04:05 PM
  • Pittston beer burglar sentenced to state prison

    A second homeless man was sentenced to state prison this week for his role in burglarizing a beer distributor and smashing open a vehicle at a construction site in Pittston. Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. sentenced Thomas Gale, 38, to two to four years in prison on three counts of criminal conspiracy and a single count of receiving stolen property. The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 04:00 PM
  • Yearly Dinner Sees Volunteers Brave Icy Roads, Sidewalks

    The Luzerne County Commission on Economic Opportunity needed volunteers to bring Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins this year more than ever. Not because more people in need asked for a special meal, but because this Thanksgiving looks more like Christmas, and the Commission needed volunteers to risk driving on snowy and icy roads. WNEP-TV Moosic, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 06:33 PM
  • Help available to figure out Medicare puzzle

    Get help: For an appointment, call the Area Agency on Aging at 570-822-1158 or 800-783-7067. For a list of centers, visit The Times Leader, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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