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Optimism fades as talks to resume on Gaza war

Posted: 08/17/2014 - A Palestinian negotiator says his side is "less optimistic" on indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms.

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UPDATE: Police deploy tear gas to enforce Ferguson curfew

Updated: 08/17/2014 - Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people were arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen walking down the street had been shot by a white police officer.

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US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

Updated: 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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Texas Governor indicted for abuse of power

Posted: 08/15/2014 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

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Chief: Officer didn't know Brown was robbery suspect

Updated: 08/15/2014 - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police says the officer didn't know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting.

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U.S. doctor with Ebola says he's recovering

Posted: 08/15/2014 - An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in western Africa says he is "recovering in every way" and holding onto the hope of a reunion with his family.

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Jury acquits US agent of murder in Hawaii shooting

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Jurors have acquitted a federal agent of murder in the 2011 shooting death of a man at a Hawaii fast-food restaurant, but they failed to reach a verdict on other lesser charges.

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Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

Posted: 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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Police defend response to protests

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are defending their use of tear gas and smoke bombs, after another night of chaos in the St. Louis suburb in the aftermath of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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President Obama says no excuse for excessive force by police

Updated: 08/14/2014 - President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.

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Kansas plant reopening after 'pink slime' dustup

Updated: 08/12/2014 - A shuttered Kansas processing plant that made a treated ground beef product critics dubbed "pink slime" plans to reopen next week with limited operations amid rebounding sales.

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Sharpton: Police must ID shooter of Missouri teen

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Shaprton is calling on police to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed Missouri teenager while also pleading that protests remain peaceful.

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