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The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis.

Michael Brown Had Hand Wound

Two experts said the autopsy of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown supports the claim that he struggled with the police officer who shot him

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Ebola Fears Could Curb Flu

Since Ebola's first symptoms resemble that of the flu, fears about Ebola could drive patients to doctors and emergency rooms with flu symptoms. Each year, the CDC estimates that between 5% and 20% of Americans get the flu, though most don't see their doctor

Renee Zellweger arrives at ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards at the Four Season Hotel on Oct. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Renée Zellweger: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

The award-winning actress has addressed what critics say are different facial features after her appearance at an event in Beverly Hills on Monday, telling People, "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows"

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Giants Beat Royals in World Series Opener

The San Francisco Giants thrashed the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series played at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium, stealing a 7-1 win and disappointing Royals fans who have waited 29 years to see their team in the championship

Jeffrey Fowle

North Korean Detainee Jeffrey Fowle Returns to Ohio

The American released from North Korean custody on Tuesday, about a half-year after he was detained after he left a Bible at a nightclub, returned to his family in Ohio on Wednesday. Two Americans who have been convicted of crimes in North Korea are still held

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Shaheen Admits to Headwinds in New Hampshire Debate

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen frankly discussed what could bring her down in two weeks on Election Day. Shaheen spoke of Republican candidates capitalizing on an environment that’s unfavorable to Democrats

American Musician Kenny G Performs In Hong Kong

Kenny G Irks Beijing With Visit to Hong Kong Protest Site

The famous saxophonist is striking all the wrong notes in the city, China said Wednesday. Officials reiterated their calls for foreigners to keep out of China's affairs after Kenny G tweeted that he was at the main protest site of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question from Bob Schieffer of CBS News at the 2014 Fiscal Summit organized by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington, May 14, 2014.

Christie Offers Dems a Killer Soundbite on Minimum Wage

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seemed to invite the controversy Tuesday by saying, "I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am." Democrats instantly seized on the quote fragment but, in proper context, it fits within the Republican Party's longstanding position

Michael Sam

Michael Sam Waived From Cowboys' Practice Squad

The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, was waived from their practice squad. Sam was signed to the team's practice squad Sept. 3 but never made it to the Cowboys' active roster

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New Theory on King Tut's Death

The Egyptian king, who died at 19, was afflicted with severe genetic disorders, most likely because of inbreeding, according to research as part of an upcoming documentary. He was likely born of a brother-sister union and had a clubfoot