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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.

Ferguson Leaks: What We Know

As a grand jury weighs whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a series of leaks have provided new insight

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Amazon's 3rd Quarter Slouch

Big spending and lower-than-expected forecast for the holiday season put a cloud over the tech giant’s share price, which was down 10% after hours

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E.U. Sets Plan to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Leaders in Europe have agreed that 28 nations will cut greenhouse-gas emissions to at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal comes a year ahead of international climate negotiations next year and is designed to set an example for the rest of the world

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Football Player Accused of Rape Texted Alleged Victim

Accused quarterback at University of Florida Treon Harris reportedly texted his accuser "don't tell nobody 'bout nothing" shortly after the encounter. Harris was suspended from the team on Oct. 6, but was reinstated after the accuser withdrew her complaint on Oct. 9

A soldier locks the gates as flowers are placed at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario on Oct. 22, 2014, in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.

'Canada Will Never Be Intimidated'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered prayers to the grieving families following an armed attack in Ottawa, which led to the death of a soldier and a sustained lockdown of the area, and said the incident would strengthen the country's resolve

Christian Bale attends the 86th Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

Christian Bale Didn't Even Audition for Steve Jobs Role

Christian Bale didn’t even have to audition to win the role of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who is adapting Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography for the big screen. Of Bale, Sorkin said, "He is gonna crush it"

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Felony Charges for White House Fence Jumper

A man who climbed over the White House fence on Wednesday evening was immediately apprehended and charged on multiple felony counts, including charges for assaulting police dogs, the Secret Service said on Thursday

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Royals Beat Giants 7-2 to Take Game 2 of World Series

Kansas City trounced San Francisco on Wednesday for the team's first win in a World Series game since beating St. Louis in 1985. The Royals haven't won the series yet, but they did something more important: they showed why they belonged there

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North Carolina Releases Report on Academic Scandal

The University of North Carolina report details how a lack of oversight allowed the creation of so-called "paper classes" that student athletes were encouraged to take and in which they received high grades with "little regard" for the quality of their work

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The Secret to Finding a Super Cheap Thanksgiving Flight

This year, like every year, there's a lot of mixed messages on what to do if you've procrastinated on booking tickets for one of the busiest travel seasons. From checking smaller airlines to avoiding fares on Wednesday and Sunday, here's a go-to information guide