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Hillary Breaks Silence on Michael Brown Shooting

Hillary Breaks Silence on Michael Brown Shooting
Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.
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'Less Lethal' Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn

'Less Lethal' Flash-Bangs Used in Ferguson Leave Some Feeling the Burn
Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt briefly caught fire. Callahan, a Washington D.C.-based journalist, deduced that he had been hit by a flash-bang device. "I was also at Occupy Wall Street," he said. "This is a lot worse."
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Abbie Nehring
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We Live in a World Where the President Calls a Press Conference to Discuss Iraq AND Missouri

We Live in a World Where the President Calls a Press Conference to Discuss Iraq AND Missouri
President Obama delivers a statement about the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. Full video on the flip.
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Palestinians, Israeli Police Clash at Funeral of Slain Arab Teen

Palestinians, Israeli Police Clash at Funeral of Slain Arab Teen
Israeli police and Palestinian attendees of a slain teenager's funeral clashed on the streets of the Gaza Strip. Shelling from the Palestinians and brutal retaliatory strikes from the Israeli military have once again made the area into a tinderbox.
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Thailand Slips Toward Despotism, Restricts Media After Army Declares Martial Law

Thailand Slips Toward Despotism, Restricts Media After Army Declares Martial Law
With the declaration of martial law by the head of Thailand's military, the east-Asian country faces a severe test of its still fragile democracy. Protests and violence had marred elections last year, but a stopgap measure by the military looks more every day like an out-and-out coup.
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Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come

Pro-Russian Ukrainians Slapped with Visa Restrictions, Financial Sanctions to Come
The Obama administration slapped new visa restrictions Thursday on pro-Russian opponents of the new Ukraine government in Kiev and cleared the way for financial sanctions as the West began punishing Moscow for its occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
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Golf Trail Gets More Protection Than Mobile's Drinking Water Supply For 250,000

Golf Trail Gets More Protection Than Mobile's Drinking Water Supply For 250,000
This is a story of how a company has obtained the right to place a toxic crude oil pipeline through the only approved source of drinking water for thousands of citizens in Alabama, rather than face the ire of temporarily tearing up a golf course. This is a story of America.
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Ukrainian Protesters Push Constitutional Changes That Would Weaken Presidential Powers

Ukrainian Protesters Push Constitutional Changes That Would Weaken Presidential Powers
Leaders of the anti-government protests that have gripped Ukraine's capital for more than two months say they will seek constitutional changes that will weaken the president's powers. The changes are expected to be discussed in a Tuesday parliament session that comes as Ukraine's political crisis wades through a stalemate
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Jim Heintz
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Kiev Protests Spread to Rest of Ukraine, President Yanukovych Responds with Promise of Reform

Kiev Protests Spread to Rest of Ukraine, President Yanukovych Responds with Promise of Reform
Protests in Kiev spread out to the rest of the Ukraine, forcing President Viktor Yanukovych to address reform measures, as well as promise to release many of the imprisoned protesters. The protests were amplified by an anti-protest law pushed through last week, backfiring for the government.
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In Mold of Moral Mondays, SC Activists Plan 'Truthful Tuesdays'

In Mold of Moral Mondays, SC Activists Plan 'Truthful Tuesdays'
Taking a page from North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' movement, which protests the dogmatic and extreme rightward turn at their statehouse, South Carolina has begun 'Truthful Tuesday'. Protesters will convene in Charleston on January 14th to put their state government on notice.
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