​Growers thankful for higher Christmas tree prices
After years of decreased demand and low prices, tree farms that survived downturn are looking forward to holidays

U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report

U.S. President Obama speaks about immigration reform in ChicagoGENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter issued in Geneva, the seven investigators and academic legal experts, said publication of the report by a Senate committee would be welcomed by victims of torture and their supporters everywhere. Among the signatories were the world body's special rapporteurs for torture and for freedom of expression. ...


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"If justice is not done, we can't shop in peace"
Ferguson demonstrators disrupt malls in St. Louis area, protest in several cities on Black Friday in wake of grand jury decision

Worldwide bat tribute to Phil Hughes
Cricket fans place bats by homes and post photos on social media in tribute to fallen star.

Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
The grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in how rare it is for a grand jury not to return an indictment.

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