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  • Hiker took cell phone photos of bear before fatal New Jersey mauling

    (Reuters) - A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took photos of the lumbering animal just before the fatal attack in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey, police said Wednesday. Authorities in West Milford have released the photos taken from the cell phone of Darsh…

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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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  • Cleveland releases video of police shooting of 12-year-old boy

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy, which shows the boy pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive. Tamir E. Rice was shot by a patrol officer on Saturday after a 911 call reported…

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    Venezuela's beloved macaws (15 photos)

    In one of the world's most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises and traffic of Caracas thanks to a group of…

    Yahoo News
  • Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

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  • Slain US teen's parents call officer's account 'crazy'

    Protests have flared across the United States after Monday's decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead the unarmed black teenager in August. In his first televised interview since the incident, officer Darren Wilson said he feared for his life, that Brown…

    AFP
  • Mitt Romney leads new poll. Three things that tells us

    Mitt Romney keeps showing up at the top of Republican presidential polls.

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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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  • 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…

    The Atlantic
  • Why Ferguson is so mad at prosecutor Bob McCulloch

    After St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision on the controversial death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown, the judgment of McCulloch was remarkably swift — and remarkably harsh. It had as much to do with the way he has conducted himself as a…

    Yahoo News
  • 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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    Presidential turkey pardons: A look back (19 photos)

    The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace pact between the fowl and the White House is a relatively new thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests! The first president to unofficially pardon a turkey was Abraham Lincoln, who…

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  • 2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over…

    Reuters
  • Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

    Associated Press
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