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US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

Posted: 08/16/2014 - For years, Washington has sent military equipment to U.S. police departments. But federal officials are now reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Magoffin Co. community rebuilds football field destroyed by tornado

Updated: 10/05/2014 - When a tornado touched down in Magoffin County in March 2012, it hit hard, crumpling businesses and flattening homes. But in the community where football is king, one of the most devastating losses was their high school football field.

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Police identify officer, allege Missouri teen robbed store

Posted: 08/15/2014 - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.

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Police reveal officer's name in teen's death

Updated: 08/15/2014 - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

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Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Posted: 08/15/2014 - A Democratic congressman, Hank Johnson of Georgia, says he plans to introduce legislation when Congress returns in September to curb what he describes as an increasing militarization of police agencies across the country.

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Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

Updated: 08/14/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

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Iowa drug maker ready to test Ebola vaccine

Posted: 08/14/2014 - An Iowa drug developer says it has enough doses of a possible vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus to launch an initial round of human testing.

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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted: 08/13/2014 - The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law.

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Missouri governor: Shooting is 'old wound torn fresh'

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a suburban St. Louis police officer feels "like an old wound torn fresh" in a nation still struggling with race relations.

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Police use tear gas on crowd outside St. Louis

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was fatally shot by police have used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd.

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Ukraine rebels say they are open to a cease-fire

Posted: 08/09/2014 - A top rebel leader says the eastern city of Donetsk is surrounded by Ukrainian troops and his forces are willing to accept a cease-fire in order to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe.

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