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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:02

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:52

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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Ferguson Documents: What The Witnesses Saw

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:32

The big question in this case is whether police Officer Darren Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up. Witnesses differ on what they say they saw.

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Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom

Tue, 2014-11-25 03:23

Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.

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Ferguson Docs: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

Tue, 2014-11-25 02:52

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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Ferguson Docs: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision

Tue, 2014-11-25 02:41

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

Tue, 2014-11-25 02:01

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

Mon, 2014-11-24 23:51

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

Mon, 2014-11-24 23:51

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

Mon, 2014-11-24 22:26

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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Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants

Mon, 2014-11-24 19:34

Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.

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Obama Discusses Ferguson Jury Decision In Michael Brown Case

Mon, 2014-11-24 18:09

President Obama will speak less than an hour after it was announced that a grand jury found "no probable cause exists" for an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death.

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As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:46

Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.

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Ferguson Timeline: Grief, Anger And Tension

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:27

A look at the chronology of events leading to a grand jury's decision on whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:21

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

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Vitamin D Tests Aren't Needed For Everyone, Federal Panel Says

Mon, 2014-11-24 13:05

There's not enough evidence that screening the general public for vitamin D deficiency helps reduce the risk of disease, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.

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Grand Jury's Decision In Michael Brown Case Will Be Announced Monday

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:37

A news conference is reportedly being scheduled for Monday evening, when St. Louis County officials will relay the jury's decision.

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Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:35

A big shift has occurred over the last few years. Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

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Sandwich Monday: The Thanksgiving Hot Durkey

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:20

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we make our own holiday turkey — out of hot dogs.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:11

If you're giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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