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Ferguson Docs: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

10 hours 59 sec ago

Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third once could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.

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Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

10 hours 3 min ago

The famous upright went to auction on Monday in New York. It came with a signed photograph of actor Humphrey Bogart who played Sam, and with the old wad of chewing gum found under the keyboard.

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Ferguson Docs: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision

10 hours 11 min ago

The grand jury was presented with hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents. Their job was to decide if there was enough probable cause to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson.

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Hotel Looking For Guests With Social Media Clout

10 hours 11 min ago

The luxury hotel in Stockholm will let you stay for free if you have 2,000 friends on Facebook, or 100,000 fans on Instagram.

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Clashes, Protests In Ferguson, Mo., Following Grand Jury's Decision

10 hours 51 min ago

St. Louis County's police chief said the unrest was "much worse" than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson.

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Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

11 hours 32 min ago

Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

11 hours 32 min ago

In compliance with Missouri's sunshine law, documents in the Michael Brown shooting case have been released — including the transcript of officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the coroner's report.

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

11 hours 32 min ago

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

11 hours 32 min ago

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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Officer Fatally Shoots Cleveland Boy Brandishing Fake Gun

11 hours 32 min ago

A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.

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Protests Rock Ferguson After Officer Isn't Indicted In Brown's Death

11 hours 32 min ago

After the grand jury's verdict was announced on Monday, protesters took to the streets in the St. Louis suburb. The white police officer will not face charges in 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.

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Magazine Sheds Light On Allegations Of Rape Culture At UVA

11 hours 32 min ago

In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman claimed she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.

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Britain To Announce Sweeping Counterterrorism Legislation

11 hours 32 min ago

The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

11 hours 32 min ago

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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What's Preventing A Nuclear Deal With Iran?

11 hours 32 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to Hooman Majd, an Iranian-American journalist, who writes extensively about Iran. An interim deal between Iran and Western powers was struck more than a year ago.

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Kerry Urges Congress To Ease Up On Iran Nuclear Negotiators

11 hours 32 min ago

Secretary of State John Kerry is urging lawmakers to give diplomats some more time to negotiate a final nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans are skeptical of the administration's overtures to Tehran.

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Protests, Fires Follow Announcement Of Ferguson Grand Jury's Decision

11 hours 32 min ago

A grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for any crimes related to the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. Public reaction was both swift and mixed.

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As Ebola Ping-Pongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

13 hours 1 min ago

A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Stirs Debate

13 hours 1 min ago

Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.

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Ferguson Businesses Burn, Crowds Confront Police In Overnight Chaos

14 hours 26 min ago

Vandalism and violence broke out in pockets of St. Louis County in the tense hours following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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