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FILE - Demonstrators march to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police.

NYC grand jury does not indict police officer in chokehold killing

A New York grand jury will not charge a police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold while trying to arrest him.

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U.S. teacher stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi

UAE police seek suspect involved in the stabbing death of an American teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall bathroom.

A woman holds a sign with images of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, among others, as protesters begin to rally in New York, November 24, 2014, after the grand jury reached a decision in the death of 18-year-old Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Protests expected as grand jury mulls police choke-hold death

New York officials prepare for protests as a grand jury decides whether to charge police in the death of a black man subjected to a banned choke hold.

(L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speak during a meeting prior to a round table session with the global coalition to counter the Islamic State militant group at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

U.S.-led coalition has weakened Islamic State

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out around 1,000 air strikes so far in Iraq and Syria, but the fight against the militants could last years.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Shu Watanabe in Tokyo July 20, 2012.

Obama settles on Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief

Administration sources said that Obama has settled on the 60-year-old Ashton Carter as his fourth defense secretary.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (L) arrives for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 2, 2014.

John Boehner urged Republicans to avoid spending fight on immigration

Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown.

Dodge Ram pickup trucks are lined up for sale at Bill DeLuca's dealerships in Haverhill, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.

Chrysler U.S. November auto sales up 20 percent

Auto sales easily beat expectations this November, thanks to a strong Black Friday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the start of a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, December 2, 2014.

U.S. to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with allies

John Kerry will talk to European allies about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists do not halt violence.

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Military warned of possible ISIS attacks at home

U.S. officials have warned military personnel that Islamic State forces may be planning attacks against them.

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Study: Too many infants still sleep with blankets

Researchers are reiterating warnings about blankets in babies' cribs.

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Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Lame-duck lawmakers are returning to Washington where they face a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done.

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Christmas tree arrives at White House

Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot fir tree to the front door of the White House.

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Shoppers head online for Cyber Monday

The Monday after Thanksgiving has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010.

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Black Friday sales fall on early discounts, online shoppers

Early holiday sales and rising online shopping took a toll as shoppers spent 6.4 percent less than last year.

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Missouri officer in fatal shooting resigned without severance

The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen resigned from the force.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big newsmaker this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

It's going to be another record-setting holiday season for shipments.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

As stores crowd with holiday shoppers, gun buyers will be challenging the nation's background check system to keep up.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off in NYC, officially ushering in the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.

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UW men’s basketball moves up to #13 in this week’s Top 25 National Poll

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Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, left, hugs guard Andrew Andrews (12) after an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. Washington beat San Diego State 49-36.

The Huskies look to stay undefeated tonight when they take on Tulane tonight over on AM 930 KBAI beginning at 7:30pm

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Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stomping on opponent

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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola (51) during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

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Lightning strike injures 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

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Tampa Police Officers talk to spectators after football fans were reportedly taken to the hospital with injuries after a lightning strike near the Raymond James Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers.

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Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith.

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.