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An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:09

Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.

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Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:02

Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:37

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.

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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.

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Ebola Hotspot Opens A New Treatment Center

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

The Ebola outbreak has been spreading through Liberia with alarming speed, yet for weeks there have been only two places in the whole country where people infected with the virus could get medical care. Doctors Without Borders just opened a third facility.

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What Washington Can, And Can't, Do In Ferguson

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.

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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

Mon, 2014-08-18 12:16

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.

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Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords, Who Once Tipped Senate Scale, Dies

Mon, 2014-08-18 11:32

James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.

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Sandwich Monday: The Roman-Style Burger

Mon, 2014-08-18 11:04

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.

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Pope Says It's OK To 'Stop' Aggressors In Iraq To Protect Minorities

Mon, 2014-08-18 10:21

Pope Francis added "the means that can be used to stop them must be evaluated." The comments come as the U.S. conducts airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State who are targeting minorities.

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Paris Heist: Gunmen Take $335,000 From Saudi Motorcade

Mon, 2014-08-18 09:42

The thieves left with a stolen Mercedes that was later found burned along with one of two BMWs the robbers used to stop the convoy. Police say the team seems to be fairly experienced.

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Medicare Patients Often See Nurses Instead Of Doctors For Skin Problems

Mon, 2014-08-18 09:22

Among the more than 4 million procedures for which office-based nurse practitioners and physician assistants independently billed Medicare in 2012, more than half were for dermatological surgeries.

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Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos

Mon, 2014-08-18 09:11

Two New England towns dominated the world's ivory market from 1840 to 1940 — transforming imported tusks from African elephants into piano keys and combs. Today's residents grapple with a dark past.

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Forensic Experts Discuss 6 Bullets That Hit Michael Brown

Mon, 2014-08-18 07:58

Only one of the teenager's wounds was not survivable, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden says. The preliminary findings of his autopsy show the teenager was shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.

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4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

Mon, 2014-08-18 07:11

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

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Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

Mon, 2014-08-18 07:04

The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.

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Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Mon, 2014-08-18 05:54

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.

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Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

Mon, 2014-08-18 05:41

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.

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