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Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:18:11 GMT

Pilot error 'probable cause' for Lao crash
THE probable cause of a plane crash in southern Laos in which 49 people died, including six Australians, was pilot error.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:10:49 -0500

Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages, as government meets with U.S. officials

Lava From Cape Verde Volcano Threatens to Engulf TownThe Cape Verdean government called for an emergency meeting on Friday with U.S. representatives to discuss the nation’s largest volcanic blast since 1951.


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last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:22:40 -0500

Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages, as government meets with U.S. officials

Lava From Cape Verde Volcano Threatens to Engulf TownThe Cape Verdean government called for an emergency meeting on Friday with U.S. representatives to discuss the nation’s largest volcanic blast since 1951.


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'Gray Thursday' makes for smoother Friday shopping

Target shoppers wait to check out on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. The store opened at midnight. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Those hunting for bargains at Minnesota retailers Friday morning found that Black Friday's steady slide back into Thanksgiving Day made for smoother shopping. By sunrise Friday, it was clear that the post-Thanksgiving ...


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Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to play

Woman Asks for Ray Rice's Photo, Immediately Regrets Doing SoRay Rice has won his appeal of the NFL's disciplinary decision.


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Pregnant St. Louis woman loses left eye after police officer shoots non-lethal round at car

Pregnant St. Louis Woman Loses Eye After Police Fire Non-lethal RoundA pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye during a violent run-in with cops earlier this week.


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'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.
'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28, 2014. Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period. In the United States the Friday following the Thanksgiving Day holiday is called Black Friday because spending usually surges and indicates the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, or go "into the black". REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY)

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Ferguson protests move to retail stores

Ferguson protests move to retail storesProtesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.


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Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.


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Obama's plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

U.S. President Barack ObamaBy Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...


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French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, smiles during a debate on the recognition of the Palestinian at the French Parliament in Paris, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. France’s government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.


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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies

FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, community organizers Lucia Lin, left, and Carlos Amador join about 100 people during a California Department of Motor Vehicles hearing in downtown Los Angeles held to take public comments on proposed rules by which immigrants in the country illegally may obtain driver's licenses. In January, California joins nine other states in allowing immigrants who can’t prove they’re in the U.S legally to get a driver’s license. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.


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Holiday storm leaves 350,000 in the dark

Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.


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Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.


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Ferguson police block cleanup brigade from entering damaged area

Anjana Patel cleans up the damage from Monday's riots at her store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Friday blocked a cleanup brigade from entering a thoroughfare in Ferguson, Missouri, where businesses were damaged in this week's racially charged rioting, as protests erupted outside retail stores in New York and other cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Ferguson's West Florissant Avenue is home to a Walgreen Co store and other stores that were looted or burned on Monday after a decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. ...


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Christmas tree arrives at White House

The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, pulls up to the North Portico of the White House in WashingtonBy Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season. Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot (six-metre) fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol "O Christmas Tree. ...


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Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush

A Walmart employee helps a customer with a 50" TV on sale for $218 on Black Friday in BroomfieldWEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online.


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Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a sign advertising the price of gas towers over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb. The cheapest gas in half a decade is expected to entice more Americans to pile into cars, trucks and vans for their Thanksgiving journeys. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.


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Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

A protester is arrested outside of the St. Louis city hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)An AP review finds numerous statements that were conflicting, fabricated or provably wrong.


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East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel

Cars make their way through the Washington bridge in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...


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Dramatic scenes from Ferguson-related protests around the U.S.

Day 2: Ferguson protests nationwideOutrage over the decision in the Michael Brown case ignites a wave of demonstrations.


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Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.


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Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.


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Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground

A car drives past a public health advertisement against the Ebola virus in MonroviaThe death toll has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries.


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You can buy Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – for $8 million
President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation is truly historic, but would you fork over $8.4 million to own one of two copies of the original document?

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IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal

A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactorThe U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states.


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Consumer drones are coming from GoPro

GoPro Inc's founder and CEO Woodman holds a GoPro camera as he celebrates GoPro Inc's IPO at the Nasdaq Market Site in New YorkThe multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year, the Journal said. GoPro was not immediately available for comment. The company already provides the cameras used in many drones. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Sai Sachin R in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)


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Officer Darren Wilson Discusses His Personal Life

Wilson revealed that he and his wife are expecting a baby.


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Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.


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Applications for US jobless aid jump

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, job seekers Stevens de la Pena, foreground left, and Eduardo Perez, foreground right, fill out a job application at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The number of people seeking unemployment benefits hit a surprising number.


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Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander

Pro-Russian separatists from the rebel Interior ministry attend an oath-taking ceremony in DonetskKIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, visiting Kiev as head of U.S. forces in Europe, said Russia's "militarization" of the Crimea peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in March meant Moscow could exert influence over almost the entire Black Sea region. ...


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Ferguson protests spread across U.S.

Amanda Ashe of Oakland faces off with a police officer during a demonstration in Oakland, CaliforniaPeople from New York to L.A. took to the streets for a second straight night.


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Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

Protesters vandalize a police vehicle outside of the Ferguson city hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.


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AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out

This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, preparing for a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China. Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.


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Relative calm prevails in Ferguson

Protesters vandalize a police vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)A police cruiser is set on fire by protesters during a second night of unrest.


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Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policyTaking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."


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Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
It's extremely rare for a grand jury not to return an indictment.

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Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about Ferguson, Mo., before speaking at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.


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Exclusive: Police Officer Darren Wilson explains why he feared for his life
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos spoke to the Ferguson police officer.

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Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

House Speaker John BoehnerSpeaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Because the Benghazi committee is select and not permanent or standing, the House will have to vote again to re-create it when Congress returns for a new session in January. Boehner’s statement did not mention that another vote would need to occur in order for Gowdy to have a panel to lead or for other Republicans to serve on it.


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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for dealsThanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most ...


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Michael Brown’s friend upset and angry that cop walks free, vows the ‘fight doesn’t stop here’
Michael Brown’s friend says that he does not condone the violence or looting that broke out after a grand jury failed to indict officer Darren Wilson in the young man’s death, but that he understands where it comes from.

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last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:38:39 -0500

Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages, as government meets with U.S. officials

Lava From Cape Verde Volcano Threatens to Engulf TownThe Cape Verdean government called for an emergency meeting on Friday with U.S. representatives to discuss the nation’s largest volcanic blast since 1951.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:40:00 GMT

How Hughes’s last day on the pitch unfolded
PHILLIP Hughes stepped up to the crease at the SCG on Tuesday and was soon he on his way to what promised to be his 27th first-class century. But at 2.23pm the world stopped.

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Super storm cell could have been a ...
AS BRISBANE residents continue the clean-up after the city’s super storm cell, weather experts have revealed it could have been even worse.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:03 +0000

The Gaming Journalist Who Tells On Her Internet Trolls — To Their Mothers
When Alanah Pearce discovered her online abusers weren’t middle-aged men but young boys, she went straight to the source to tackle the issue.

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last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:16:32 GMT

Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush
WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online.






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last updated: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:35:23 -0500

This MP Tried To Stop The "Growing Menace" Of Space Invaders In The 80s

“The Bill seeks to control Space Invaders — of the terrestrial kind,” said George Foulkes.

In 1981, at the height of the moral panic over new fangled "video games", a Labour MP decided to launch crusade against this new evil. His target? Space Invaders.

In 1981, at the height of the moral panic over new fangled "video games", a Labour MP decided to launch crusade against this new evil. His target? Space Invaders.

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"That is what is happening to our young people. They play truant, miss meals, and give up other normal activity to play "space invaders". They become crazed, with eyes glazed, oblivious to everything around them, as they play the machines. It is difficult to appreciate unless one has seen it for oneself. I suggest that right hon. and hon. Members who have not seen it should go incognito to an arcade or café in their own areas and see the effect that it is having on young people."

"A Sheffield mother is quoted as saying that a Jekyll and Hyde change came over her 14-year-old son when he became hooked on ''space invaders". In London, a 13-year-old vanished from his home for 10 days, visiting arcades to play the machines. Also in London, a 17-year-old boy was so desperate for money to feed the machines that he turned to blackmail and theft, demanding £900 from a clergyman with whom he had previously had sexual relations.

"There is little hope of the craze fading, because the current machines have an interest span of about two years, compared with an average of seven months for most amusement machines. There are second and further generations of more advanced machines to hook the kids if the attraction of the present machines should fade, including one with a three-dimensional effect."


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U.N. Panel Sharply Criticizes Police Brutality in U.S.
Michael Brown's parents testified before the committee

A United Nations panel criticized the United States for police brutality, military interrogations and excessive use of force by law enforcement in a report released Friday.

“There are numerous areas in which certain things should be changed for the United States to comply fully with the convention,” said Alessio Bruni, a member of the United Nations Committee Against Torture, referring to U.N. agreements on torture.

The panel released their report just days after violence erupted in Ferguson, Mo., following the announcement of a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

While the latest U.N. report did not mention Ferguson explicitly, Brown’s parents testified before the committee in Geneva earlier this month. And the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights who oversees the committee on torture, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, raised concerns over “institutionalized discrimination in the U.S.” and added that he was unsure about whether the Ferguson grand jury’s decision complies with international human rights law.

“It is clear that, at least among some sectors of the population, there is a deep and festering lack of confidence in the fairness of the justice and law enforcement systems,” the commissioner said in a statement.

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