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Out-of-Town Criminals Blamed for Heavy Gunfire in Ferguson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:43am
Out-of-town criminals are inciting violence and hijacking peaceful protests in Ferguson, Missouri, police said early Tuesday.






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Out-of-Control Wildfire Triggers Exodus Near Yosemite

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:43am
Authorities also declared a local state of emergency in Madera County.






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'Thank You, America': Kurds Rejoice After Key Victory

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:42am
Kurdish intelligence chief Masrour Barzani, son of the president of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, described the dam as a “nuclear weapon.”






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Trayvon Martin's Mom Pens Letter to Brown's Family

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:58am
Losing a child “causes a never-ending pain,” Sybrina Fulton wrote in an open letter.






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Saddam's Hometown Targeted by Iraqi Troops: Source

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:16am
Invigorated by United States airstrikes, the Iraqi army is pushing to retake the town of Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
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Tuesday's Top 7 News Stories

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:14am
From continued turmoil on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to U.S. airstrikes helping Iraqi forces fend off ISIS, see the stories we’re following.
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Palestinians See 'No Progress' as Truce Clock Ticks

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:30am
Senior leader of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement says there has been "no progress on any point" in talks aimed at resolving the Gaza conflict.






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Pope Francis: I Might Quit One Day

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:59am
Pope Francis said his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI had opened the door for papal resignations with his decision to stand down last year.






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Michael Brown's High School on Edge as Class Begins

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:56am
As classes resumed at Michael Brown's former high school, teachers and students were coping with the aftermath of his death days earlier.






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Life or Death: Who Gets Experimental Ebola Drugs?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:55am
As limited supplies of experimental Ebola drugs arrive in Liberia, thorny questions remain that could determine the difference between life and death.






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TV Actor Broke Into House, Got Naked, Slept: Cops

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:55am
A Southern California woman woke up in her bed to find a naked burglar sleeping next to her, police said Monday.
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Cops Face Heavy Gunfire as 'Criminals' Hijack Ferguson Protests

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:18am
Police in Ferguson came under heavy gunfire after peaceful protests over the death of Michael Brown turned violent.






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Cops Decry 'Acts of Violence' as Chaos Breaks Out in Ferguson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:03am
Watch a live press conference from Ferguson.






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Watch Live: Police in Ferguson Give Press Conference

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:27am
Watch a live press conference from Ferguson.






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Ferguson Chaos: Shots Fired Amid Tear Gas

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:30am
Two people were shot and police launched several rounds of tear gas late Monday night to clear the streets of Ferguson, authorities said.






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Ferguson Protests End With Tear Gas Blasts

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:42am
Protesters and police clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night. Officers used tear gas to disperse angry crowds.






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The Problem With Gun Purchase Background Checks

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:29am
Costly NICS system intended to prevent dangerous mentally ill people from buying guns suffers from narrow focus, data gaps, News21 investigation finds.






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Ferguson Chaos: Police Fire Tear Gas in Streets

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:14am
Police launched several rounds of tear gas late Monday night to clear the streets of Ferguson. Missouri, after a tense half-hour confrontation.






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Ferguson Chaos: Hundreds of Protesters Surge Toward Police

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:14am
Several hundred protesters surged toward a wall of police Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, before community leaders helped restore order.






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Casey Kasem's Family to Norway: Don't Be Fooled!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:07am
Casey Kasem's relatives and friends are pleading with Norway to deny a request by the late DJ's wife to bury him in the capital of Oslo.
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