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Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Reverberates Across The Nation

The decision not to indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown touched off protests. Residents of the St. Louis suburb blame trouble makers and edgy police for some confrontations.
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Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.
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Viewpoint On Ferguson: People Have To Understand The Other Side

David Greene talks to Steve Sullivan, who runs Provident, a network of counseling and crisis centers in the St. Louis area, including Ferguson. His comments appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.
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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.
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Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country

While several big cities saw large protests after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, Tuesday saw protests and blocked highways in at least 14 cities across the country.
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Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has "a clean conscience" about the shooting; he also says he's sorry for the loss of life.
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Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.

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