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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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Egypt court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood party

Updated: 08/09/2014 - Egypt's state news agency says the country's administrative court has dissolved the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated.

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Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment

Updated: 08/09/2014 - President Barack Obama says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

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Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted: 08/09/2014 - The death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, but legal experts say bringing a case against his shooter, John Hinckley Jr., would prove difficult.

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NASA Mars test called success despite torn chute

Updated: 08/09/2014 - NASA engineers insist a test of a vehicle to simulate a landing on Mars achieved most of its objectives despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.

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Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

Posted: 08/08/2014 - A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide.

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