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President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.

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Tiny Peruvian research satellite, right of center, is launched by spacewalking astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.   (AP Photo/NASA)
Tiny Peruvian research satellite, right of center, is launched by spacewalking astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA)
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Spacewalking astronauts launch small Peruvian satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.

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Alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds, measuring 15-feet long was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Ala., by Mandy Stokes at right, along with her husband John Stokes, at her right.  (AP Photo/Al.com, Sharon Steinmann)
Alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds, measuring 15-feet long was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Ala., by Mandy Stokes at right, along with her husband John Stokes, at her right. (AP Photo/Al.com, Sharon Steinmann)
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Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound alligator

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) -- A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

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Third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
Third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
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Kids’ brains reorganize when learning math skills

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.

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A tactical trucks moves down the street through tear gas in Ferguson, Mo.
A tactical trucks moves down the street through tear gas in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
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Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson, Mo
Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson, Mo (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Autopsy report: Ferguson teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

NEW YORK (AP) -- An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found.

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President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House
President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans.

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Screen shot of video showing a park ranger at Philadelphia's Love Park beaten by skateboarders
Screen shot of video showing a park ranger at Philadelphia's Love Park beaten by skateboarders (NBC 10)
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Report: Park ranger attacked by skateboarder

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating a video that shows a skateboarder kicking a city park ranger while others stand by laughing.

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Rev. Jessie Jackson pauses at a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo
Rev. Jessie Jackson pauses at a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Holder asks for federal autopsy on Missouri teen

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.

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Displaced Iraqi Christians and Yazidis settle at diocese of Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Displaced Iraqi Christians and Yazidis settle at diocese of Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
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Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.

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