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Black Friday shoppers wait for a Target store to open in Lanesborough, Mass., in this November 26, 2010 file photo. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

What you need to know about Black Friday

Black Friday. It's the day after U.S. Thanksgiving, and it's their biggest shopping day of the year. But be warned: While many stores offer deep discounts on merchandise, including big ticket electronics, the shopping scene can get quite volatile.

Church goer Pam Minner holds her daughter Mackinzy on her lap with her son Merrimon as they listen to a Thanksgiving service that discussed the communities reaction to ongoing protests in reaction to the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri November 27, 2014. A small but spirited congregation assembled at the Greater St. Mark Family Church, a gathering point for protesters and religious leaders, for a Thanksgiving service where many offered appreciation for their blessings after a tumultuous week. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson

Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

Anti-pipeline activists chained themselves to the front door of a B.C. Supreme Court building in Vancouver, Nov. 27, 2014. (JANE DEACON/QMI Agency)

Judge throws out charges against protesters

Shortly after four protesters locked themselves to the front door of the B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday, a judge threw out civil contempt charges against the dozens of people arrested on Burnaby Mountain.