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    'Burn this b---- down!' Michael Brown's stepfather criticized for reaction to grand jury decision

    Michael Brown's stepfather is being criticized for inflammatory comments he made to a crowd of protesters shortly after learning of the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of his unarmed stepson.

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  • Two FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though the incident was "not directly related" to racially charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, an agency spokeswoman said. One agent was shot in the shoulder and the…

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  • Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

    BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.

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  • The Photos of Darren Wilson's Injury

    After killing Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson was seen in the emergency department at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. Some just-released photos taken at the time documented the extent of Wilson's injuries. The images were later presented as evidence to the grand jury. Wilson testified that…

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  • Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business.

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    The forgotten first president (Hint: It wasn’t George Washington)

    John Hanson was the first president of the first U.S. government under the Articles of Confederation

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  • South African toddlers 'swapped at birth' shouldn't be exchanged: court adviser

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two South African toddlers accidentally swapped on the day they were born should stay with the families who raised them and not be returned to their biological parents, a court-appointed expert said on Wednesday. The two children, a boy and a girl who are now aged four,…

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  • Oil market oversupply to increase next year: Iran

    A global glut of oil will rise further next year, Iran's oil minister said here Wednesday on the eve of OPEC's meeting to decide on whether to cut its output. "All the experts in the markets believe that we have an oversupply on the market and next year we will have more oversupply," Iran's Oil…

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  • Zimbabwe vice president ousted from party post in succession war

    Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party's powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Wednesday. A provincial executive committee refused to accept Mujuru's election papers ahead of a key…

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  • 'Cosby' author sorry for omitting assault charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women.

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  • Does Verizon realize it made a huge net neutrality mistake?

    Both AT&T and Comcast — two companies that are not exactly fond of net neutrality regulations — reportedly tried to warn Verizon against suing the Federal Communications Commission over its 2010 net neutrality rules. The carrier went through with it anyway and now there are signs it’s feeling…

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  • Pakistani man shoots niece for listening to loud music

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said on Tuesday. Muhammad Gullistan, 30, found his niece alone at her home on Sunday in Chakwal, 90 km (56 miles) southeast of the capital, Islamabad. "Muhammad Gullistan visited the…

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    Day 2: Ferguson protests continue (47 photos)

    Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot…

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  • White House vows to kill deal to extend tax breaks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is working feverishly to quickly scuttle a congressional effort to permanently renew generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals, saying a plan brewing on Capitol Hill favored corporations over the working class.

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  • Teen in crash that killed five enroute to Disney World avoids citation

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A careless driving citation against a Texas teenager at the wheel during a car accident that killed five members of his family as they traveled to Florida's Disney World will be dismissed, prosecutors said on Monday. The teenager, who has not been identified, was cited after…

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  • Michael Brown’s friend upset and angry that officer Darren Wilson walks free, vowing the ‘fight doesn’t stop here’

    Michael Brown’s friend says that he does not condone the violence or looting that broke out after a grand jury failed to indict officer Darren Wilson in the young man’s death, but that he understands where it comes from.

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    Ferguson reaction on the front pages (13 photos)

    Months of tension erupted into rage after a grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Scenes from the streets of Ferguson, Mo., in the decision’s aftermath dominated front pages across the country: community members tearful and…

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