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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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Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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Defiant Texas Gov. Perry defends veto that led to indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.

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A law enforcement officer watches as tear gas is fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A law enforcement officer watches as tear gas is fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.

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A pair of investigators walk on the property of Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, N.Y.
A pair of investigators walk on the property of Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, N.Y. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber Lago)
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Prosecutor: Couple sexually abused 2 Amish sisters

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) -- The northern New York couple charged in the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and sexually abused the girls before letting them go, authorities say.

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A Palestinian man reads items found in the rubble of a destroyed area of housing in Gaza City, Gaza.
A Palestinian man reads items found in the rubble of a destroyed area of housing in Gaza City, Gaza. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Optimism fades as talks to resume on Gaza war


CAIRO (AP) — A Palestinian negotiator said Sunday his side is "less optimistic" about indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms.

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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq,  (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
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Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area

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Attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Utah woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since being rushed to a hospital nearly a week ago.

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A man wear buttons in support of Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, as he visits the site where Brown was shot by a police officer a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A man wear buttons in support of Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, as he visits the site where Brown was shot by a police officer a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Missouri governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

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President Barack Obama is heading toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies and also faces potential rifts with members of his own party who are in tough re-election contests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama is heading toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies and also faces potential rifts with members of his own party who are in tough re-election contests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Possible immigration rift for Obama with some Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.

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