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Latest Protests In Ferguson, Mo., Don't Take Violent Turn

It was a stark contrast to this week's four nights of clashes with heavily armed police. Protesters were demonstrating Saturday's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.
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After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'

Patsy Hathaway, who is white, thought "love would conquer all" when it came to how others would treat her adopted son, Alex Landau. That changed after he was severely beaten by police when he was 19.
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N.C. Sheriff Terry Johnson On Trial For Racial Profiling

Justice Department officials say Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted Latino drivers and detained people without probable cause. Johnson's attorneys say the charges are baseless.
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For People Of Color, Relationships With Police Are Complicated

Tensions in Ferguson, Mo., have become a flashpoint in an ongoing national conversation about race and police tactics. Depending on their race, people may have different relationships with police.
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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.
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Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.
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A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
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Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

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