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CHICAGO, Ill. (NBC) -- A Chicago teen is speaking out after he says he lost his job because he asked for time off, so that he could undergo cancer treatment.

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School district near Ferguson cancels classes
A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon.
Traders work on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange on March 6, 2013 in New York City. One day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high to close at 14,253.77, stocks were up over 40 points in morning trading.   (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.
Michael Brown’s casket sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church (Pool, 2014 Getty Images)
Appeals for calm in Brown shooting case
As a grand jury nears an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting case, there are appeals for calm today from activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown.
File photo of a basketball. (Nick Laham, Getty Images)
Hall of Fame coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas
Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.
Trucks stand still along the New York State Thruway after a five mile wide band of lake-effect snow dumped more than two feet of snow and closed a 16-mile stretch of the road December 2, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. Some drivers on the thruway remained trapped in their cars for more than 15 hours. (John Normile, Getty Images)
After epic snow, floods and roof collapses are concerns
The snow has stopped falling and the New York State Thruway is reopening, but the worries aren't over in western New York.
Unemployment falls in 34 states
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in 34 states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.
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$139M settlement in Los Angeles school molestation case
The Los Angeles Unified School District says it has reached a $139 million settlement of all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students.
Seats in the jury box sit empty during a hearing. (Getty Images/Fred Prouser-Pool)
Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Ferguson, Missouri (Scott Olson, 2014 Getty Images)
Police, protest groups to announce conduct pact
Police and government leaders are preparing to outline an agreement reached with activist groups spelling out how protesters associated with those organizations will conduct themselves following a grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case.
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Colorado pot credit union could open next year
Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve the state's cash-only marijuana industry. But action by the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Reserve is needed, and pot's still illegal under federal law.

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