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  1. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes heart procedure


    WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court announced.

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  2. Top U.N. relief official to step down


    Valerie Amos, the top relief official at the United Nations, is resigning, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday, paving the way for a potential political showdown over her successor.

  3. Gunmen in Pakistan kill 4 members of anti-polio campaign


    ISLAMABAD — Unidentified gunmen killed four health workers taking part in an anti-polio campaign in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, highlighting the challenge the country faces in stopping the spread of the virus.

  4. Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night


    FERGUSON, Mo. — 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.

    Anjana Patel cleans up the damage from Monday’s riots at Ferguson Market and Liquor on Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo. As protesters held demonstrations throughout the region, business owners hoped the holiday would keep destruction to a minimum.
  5. Obama defends legal authority — to pardon turkeys


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents might be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

    President Barack Obama carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table.