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1US Politics

Official autopsy: Brown shot 6 times, had pot in system

An unarmed black teenager had marijuana in his system when he was fatally shot six times by a white police officer, two people familiar with the official county autopsy of Michael Brown said Monday.

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2Texas Government

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande.

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3Ferguson, MO

Obama trying to find role after Brown death

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."

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5Healthcare Law

Iowa mom seeks change after gay son rejected as eye donor

Sheryl Moore hoped at least in death the insults to her son would stop. Her son, A.J. Betts, took his own life in July 2013 in part, she believes, because of an unrelenting barrage of high school bullying about the 16-year-old's sexual orientation and race.

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6Long Beach, CA

Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.

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7Southeast Asia

Vietnam PM asks Cambodia to discourage anti-Vietnamese nationalism

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Heng Samrin, president of the Cambodian National Assembly, in Hanoi on August 18. Photo credit: VNA Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asked the Cambodian government on Monday to discourage the kind of anti-Vietnamese nationalism that led to this month's illegal demonstration and flag burning incident.

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8Greece, NY

In Greece, New York, 3 held captive while jewelry store robbed, authorities say

Authorities are looking for the suspects who tied up a couple and their adult son and held them captive for hours before robbing the suburban Rochester jewelry store when the couple worked.

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10Michael Jackson

Prince Jackson covers sweat-soaked hair with a bright red doo rag...

If he keeps this up he'll be a black belt in no time! Prince Jackson covers sweat-soaked hair with a bright red doo rag following gruelling jiu-jitsu training And on Monday, the son of the late, great King Of Pop was seen looking a little worse for wear after emerging from his beloved class at the famed Gracie Academy in Beverly Hills following a ... (more)

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