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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Police officer shot near Ferguson, Missouri: police

    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A policeman was shot and wounded on Monday evening in University City, a St. Louis suburb near Ferguson, Missouri, though it was unclear if the shooting was related to street protests over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, police said. The officer was…

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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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    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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    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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  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Cleveland police have video evidence of 12-year-old’s shooting death at the hands of an officer

    Cleveland police said they have video evidence of the moment that one of their officers fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Saturday. They expressed their condolences for the child’s family and promised a thorough investigation.

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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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  • 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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  • Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago. "The impact on business…

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  • US Army may station tanks in Eastern Europe: general

    The US Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armored vehicles to NATO countries next year and some of the heavy armor may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said Tuesday. The move is part of a US effort dubbed "Operation Atlantic Resolve" in the Baltic states and Poland to…

    AFP
  • Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

    By Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of…

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    Day 2: Ferguson protests continue (33 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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  • AC/DC drummer clowns around at New Zealand court

    TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance Wednesday and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse.

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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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