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Ferguson Leaders Call for Peace Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

A grand jury in Missouri has reached a decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson. The decision is set to be announced at 8 p.m. local time (9 ET/6 PT.) Monday, the St. Louis County prosecutor's office confirmed. The Aug. 9 shooting death in the St. Louis suburb sparked riots and protests and led to a national debate about race relations and police brutality. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said in a press conference ahead of the announcement Monday that the St. Louis suburb is "on edge waiting on a decision." He urged calm, saying necessary resources are in place to "protect lives, protect property and protect free speech." The grand jury has been given a range of charges to consider. It could also choose not to indict the officer. Check back for updates on this breaking news story. Read »
Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Forced Out: Obama Announces Hagel's Resignation

President Barack Obama announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation at the White House Monday morning. Obama called Hagel "exemplary" and "a great friend of mine" who helped steer the military amid a time of great transition at the Pentagon. Hagel is stepping down amid criticism of the president’s national security team on a series of global issues, including the threat posed by the militant group known as ISIS. Hagel, the only Republican on the president's national security team, has served in the job since February 2013. A successor will be named "in short order," an official said to NBC News, but Hagel will stay in the job until his replacement is confirmed. Read »
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Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM
 

We are here to tell America that we will not surrender, we will never give up our rights and we are against all sanctions  

— Hardline students in Iran, demanding on the streets of Teheran on Sunday their government not cave to Western pressures, as negotiators from Iran and the West tried to hammer out a nuclear deal on the eve of a self-imposed deadline.
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For Ferguson Protesters and Cops, Fear Is Common Denominator

For Ferguson police officers, protesters and their families, fear is the common denominator ahead of the announcement of a grand jury's decision whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. “For the first time since living here, we feel unwelcome,” said Ferguson resident Jamie Howard, whose husband, Robert, is a police officer in a nearby town. Another police officer, who is black, said that “people don’t trust law enforcement" in the wake of Brown's death. But some activists, like D. Hampton, are in hiding because "it’s not safe to go to stay with our family." Read »
Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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