Ferguson has a calmer night. UVA makes changes after a scandal over an alleged rape. And travelers have another reason to give thanks.
It's Thursday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
Bye-bye, storms: Here's another reason to give thanks: The nasty storm's behind us. Last night was hellish for holiday travel, with hundreds of flights canceled and thousands delayed by a punishing nor'easter. But the silver lining for Thanksgiving Day? The storms are leaving and conditions should return to normal.
2. BLACK FRIDAY
Monetary protests: With #BlackoutBlackFriday, a group is urging African-Americans to use their economic clout to protest police brutality.
3. FERGUSON PROTESTS
Calmer night: Perhaps it was the biting cold, or maybe because it was Thanksgiving. But Ferguson, Missouri, was much calmer this morning than it has been the past two days. A few dozen protesters showed up outside police headquarters and fired obscenities at National Guard personnel standing watch outside the department's offices. But there were no incidents and no confrontations between the two sides.
4. CLEVELAND SHOOTING
Happened within seconds: A Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice about two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, surveillance video shows.
5. UVA POLICY
New message after scathing story: "The status quo is no longer acceptable." That's the message the University of Virginia is trying to send its students and others after a scathing Rolling Stone story detailed allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity party, and the school's supposed indifference toward students who are victims of sexual assault.
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