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Ferguson August 20

Ferguson streets were calm until bottles fly

There were high hopes that the nightly protests in Ferguson would end peacefully for a change Tuesday. That promise held out for most of the evening -- until a water bottle flew at police.

Missouri governor Jay Nixon

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Michael Brown shooting: Who's who in Ferguson

As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have bubbled, one official after another has taken the lead, grappling to figure out how to stop it from coming to a boil.

First, it was the police chief who took charge and stumbled. Then, the governor entered the p...

Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes, counter strikes resume in Mideast

The depressing cycle of strikes and counter strikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks for a longer term truce fell apart.

Since the ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, militants in Gaza have fired about 70 rockets into Israel -- including 29 in 20 min...

James Foley in helmet

Courtesy Dan Shakal

ISIS claims it has beheaded American journalist

ISIS has released a video that it says shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley.

Japan landslide

Heavy rains, landslides kill 27 in Japan

Residents combed through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday.

Ebola virus

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Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

Police detain protester

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Ferguson streets were calm until bottles fly

Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight.

Protesters locked hand in front of the police line, while some urged the crowd to remain peaceful.

The police presence rose significantly,...

Michael Brown memorial

REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.

Some resid...

Officer-involved shooting St

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Police-involved shooting investigated near Ferguson

Police were investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in St. Louis, just miles from where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.

8-19-2014 James Richard Perry Booking Photo

Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Defiant Rick Perry: 'We will prevail'

A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

Lac-Megantic train disaster

Quebec Provincial Police

Multiple errors in Quebec rail disaster

Eighteen errors lines up to cause last summer's catastrophic derailment of a runaway train in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, Canadian accident investigators said Tuesday.

Peanut butter spread

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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination.

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On this day: August 20

Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees file photo

Library of Congress

Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.

Dozens arrested amid violence in Ferguson

Saturday night protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Dozens of people were arrested Monday night as violent protests continued over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

America's most/least 'honest' cities

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Honest Tea

Which cities passed a recent honesty test by Honest Tea? And which failed miserably?

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