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Who's in charge in Ferguson?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00
As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have bubbled, one official after another has taken the lead, grappling to figure out how to stop it from coming to a boil.
Categories: National News

Police rescue 4 people taken hostage after robbery in Illinois

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:46
Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday .
Categories: National News

What's it like in Ferguson?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:57
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, after a night where police chased young men and bottles flew again. CNN's Eliott McLaughlin gives us an on-the-scene take.
Categories: National News

Try to watch this without laughing

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:49
Why is this grown man in a baby's highchair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on highchair hijinks.
Categories: National News

2,000 animals taken from home

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:49
Dogs, cats, geese, chickens, snakes, rabbits, peacocks and turtles were removed from a home in Louisiana.
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'Agitators' trigger chaos and violence

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:17
"Agitators" triggering chaos and violence amid the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, aren't all locals.
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15 times nature made us go 'wow'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:14
When a photographer is at the right place at the right time, a lightning show can be absolutely magical.
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Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:01
Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.
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Guard's role in quelling unrest

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:14
They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter.
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Patient being treated in California for possible Ebola exposure

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:53
Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
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Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:56
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Ferguson streets calm until bottles flew

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:42
Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight. Protesters locked hand in front of the police line, while some urged the crowd to remain peaceful.
Categories: National News

Grand jury to hear evidence in chokehold death investigation

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:14
Evidence in the investigation of the controversial chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner will be presented to a grand jury, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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Why bring in National Guard?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:38
By calling National Guard troops into Ferguson, Missouri, authorities are taking the situation "to the opposite extreme of community policing," a former FBI assistant director says.
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Pentagon joins weapons debate

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:37
The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the violence.
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Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:57
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who disappeared in November 2012 in Syria.
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Watch Wednesday's show!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:59
August 20, 2014
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Defiant Rick Perry at courthouse: 'We will prevail'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:54
A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.
Categories: National News

Rescue crews respond to Phoenix flash floods

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:32
As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.
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Trayvon Martin's mother's letter

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:15
The pain that Michael Brown's parents are going through in Ferguson, Missouri, is something Sybrina Fulton can relate to. She is Trayvon Martin's mother. Here are her words to Michael's mother.
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A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.
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Eli and Peyton Manning try out their rapping skills.
Head coach discusses his team's performance against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

 

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