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Black Friday roundup: Protests for Ferguson, wages, furs

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As the holiday shopping season kicks off, protesters are demonstrating nationwide over a wide range of issues, including the Ferguson grand jury verdict, low wages, and animal fur sales.

Ray Rice wins appeal of NFL suspension over domestic violence

Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the NFL shortly after a video showing him punch his then-fiancee was made public.

Mickey Rourke boxes Pasadena native half his age — and wins

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Actor Mickey Rourke, 62, whose brief professional boxing career ended 20 years ago, faced off against a 29-year-old fighter from Pasadena in an exhibition match in Moscow.

Are loud toys on your Christmas shopping list? Be careful.

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Kids love loud toys. But Dr. Hamid Djalilian, an ear, nose and throat specialist at UC Irvine, says their ears don't.

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How dogs understand what we say

Do you want to go to the park? Mango Doucleff, of San Francisco, responds to her favorite command by perking up her ears and tilting her head.

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Experts predict low oil prices through next year

A Rosneft oil rig at the Vankor oil field in eastern Siberia. Russia is already feeling the pinch of low oil prices.

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.

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PCH water main break: Crews still working to restore service to 100 homes in Malibu

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Repair crews were still working Friday to restore service to 100 homes after a water main break on Thanksgiving left a gaping sinkhole on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.