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Syria says U.S.-led strikes have not weakened Islamic State

A view shows debris at a school following what activists said were U.S.-led air strikes against the Islamic State, in Raqqa

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s foreign minister said U.S.-led air strikes had failed to weaken Islamic State it in Syria and the jihadist group would not be tackled unless Turkey was forced to tighten border controls. A U.S.-led alliance started attacking Islamic State targets in Syria in September as part of a wider effort to destroy the al Qaeda offshoot that has seized large areas of the country and neighboring Iraq. …

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Ferguson protesters surprise Macy's Black Friday shoppers in NYC

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 200 people angered by a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, sought to disrupt Black Friday shopping in New York with a protest in front of Macy’s flagship store. A small group of the protesters took their rally to the Manhattan department store’s ground floor for a few minutes, as staff and shoppers seeking post-Thanksgiving bargains looked on in apparent surprise. Some shoppers took pictures of the protests with their cell phones. … …read more

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St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

A protester holds a sign outside a burning Walgreens drug store after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned on some retailers around the country. After a quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again to vent their anger at Monday’s decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. …

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Bobby Hauck steps down as UNLV football coach

UNLV’s head football coach will resign effective Monday, but he will lead Saturday’s Fremont Cannon game against visiting UNR. Bobby Hauck lasted five years at UNLV. He led the program last season to a 7-6 record and its first bowl berth in more than a decade but couldn’t consistently produce a winner. He received a contract extension after last season’s bowl appearance and had two years left on his deal. He will receive a one-time payment of $400,000, according to UNLV’s statement. …read more

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Bern's-Eye View: Forecasting Mountain West Basketball Week 3

Early in the season I have two main takeaways from the Mountain West: Wyoming is going to be a lot of fun and No. 15 San Diego State looks way better than I thought they would this early in the season. Those are a couple of scary propositions for the rest of the league that includes teams that are off to good starts (Colorado State, Boise State, UNLV) without marquee performances like the Cowboys and Aztecs. …read more

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