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Florida Woman In 'Stand Your Ground' Case Accepts Plea Deal

Marissa Alexander had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she said was a warning shot at her husband and his two children in 2010. Under the plea deal, she will serve 65 more days.
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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles: No Decision Yet On Wilson's Job

Saying an internal affairs investigation into the August incident in which officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown is continuing, Mayor James Knowles says Wilson remains on leave.
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Drugged Marshmallows Can Keep Urban Raccoons From Spreading Disease

Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with yummy treats reduced the disease risk for animals and humans in parks in Chicago.
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Treatment For HIV Runs Low In U.S., Despite Diagnosis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that's less common among the young.
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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.
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Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom

Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.
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Ferguson Documents: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third one could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.
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Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

The famous upright went to auction on Monday in New York. It came with a signed photograph of actor Humphrey Bogart who played Sam, and with the old wad of chewing gum found under the keyboard.
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Brown Family Attorney Condemns Grand Jury's Decision In Fatal Shooting

Attorney Benjamin Crump said the decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown showed the system is broken. The decision sparked protests.
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Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

In compliance with Missouri's sunshine law, documents in the Michael Brown shooting case have been released — including the transcript of officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the coroner's report.

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