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Colorado, US

Colorado officials say a record 4,329 background checks conducted in Black Friday firearm sales, 207 more than last year - Denver Post

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

US gun background checks hit record number on Black Friday, FBI reports - Fortune

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business

Google says location data reveals in-store foot traffic for all businesses increased 65% on Black Friday compared to November average - Venture Beat

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Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA, US

Video: Protesters heading into Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, chant 'Black lives matter, not Black Friday' - @MattMrozinski

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Hamilton, NJ, US

1 shot dead, another wounded outside of south New Jersey mall on Black Friday - CBS Philadelphia

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Chicago, IL, US

Chicago Black Friday protest urges boycott, awareness of police misconduct - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago, IL, US

Video: Black Friday boycott in Chicago - @ChristyGutowsk1

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United States

Based on early results, Black Friday online sales expected to pass $3 billion for 1st time ever, according to Adobe Digital Insights - USA Today

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Off-duty police officer attacked with knife as he tried to stop suspected shoplifter in Leeds, England - BBC News

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Black Friday

Walmart unveils plans for early Cyber Monday; sales to begin Friday at 12:01 am ET - MarketWatch

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retail

J.C. Penney retailer will open for 'Black Friday' at 3 pm Thanksgiving day and remain open through Friday - Marketwatch

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Amazon.com

Amazon launches Black Friday deals store - MarketWatch

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retail

Outdoors retailer REI will be closed on Black Friday for second consecutive year - AP

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Black Friday

Black Friday will not be top shopping day of holiday season, says RetailNext; Dec. 23 expected to be biggest opportunity for sales - MarketWatch

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US gun control debate

Black Friday breaks record with 185,000 gun background checks - @USATODAY

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Black Friday

Cards Against Humanity earned $71,145 on Black Friday through donation page on website, selling nothing - @mashable

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Black Friday

Neiman Marcus website sufferring extended Black Friday outage - @CNBCNow

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Laquan McDonald shot by Chicago police

Photo: A crowd gathers for a Black Friday demonstration organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson along Chicago's busy retail strip of Michigan Avenue, in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police - @bylaurenfitz

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Black Friday

Video: 2 Black Friday shoppers in Kentucky mall exchange punches, wrestle each other - @Telegraph

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Peabody, MA, US

Photo: Line of shoppers stretches around the corner at Toys 'R' Us in Peabody, Mass. - @susantran

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