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Virginia schools suspends all fraternities

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday.

Michael Brown Sr. walks past the memorial set up where his son Michael Brown was shot and killed as he delivers donated food in Ferguson, Missouri, November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Ferguson on edge waiting for grand jury decision

Residents of a St. Louis suburb were braced on Saturday for a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen, a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and a national debate over police violence.

Thomas Wisniewki digs his car out of snow following a massive snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y., on November 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Volunteers shovel streets amidst flooding fears

As temperatures near Buffalo, N.Y., rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbours clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding.