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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sign at the entrance to the Mall of America Sat.
Protesters from the group Black Lives Matter staged a demonstration on one of the busiest shopping days of the year at the Mall of America. (12/20/2014)
Two NYPD officers were shot Saturday in NYC
Authorities say the suspect fatally shot himself inside a nearby subway station. His motive wasn't immediately clear. (12/20/2014)
Orchestra conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
The Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia recognizes outstanding service to Polish culture. (12/20/2014)
More than 30 states have laws that allow people to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their life or property. But this week, a Montana jury said that type of law has its limits, finding a homeowner who shot a teenager in his garage guilty of deliberate homicide.
The four were released at the request of Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, The Associated Press reports.
The national average is at $2.43 a gallon, but at one filling station in Springfield, Mo., it was only $1.93.
The total number of infected, nearly all of them in West Africa, is at 19,031, up from 18,569 in the previous report. More than 99 percent of all infections and deaths have occurred in three countries -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Steward was a Los Angeles native who flew 143 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross among other awards.
Protesters with their arms in the air, chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!" walked through the Mall of America Saturday afternoon, while others gathered in the building's rotunda amid stories-high silver Christmas trees, chanting "Black Lives Matter."
Environmental groups sued the EPA to designate coal as a hazardous waste, which would require strict rules for its care. Instead, the agency will treat it like regular household garbage.
The court rejected a request by Florida's attorney general to maintain a judge's stay that would have kept same-sex couples from marrying in the state.

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