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St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office undated evidence photo from August 9 Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri shows officer Darren Wilson

Ferguson Cop Breaks Silence

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown last year, said in a new interview that he does not see race as a factor in day-to-day policing. “It’s not a race issue,” Wilson said

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Amy Schumer Urges Gun Reforms After Shooting

Comedian and actress Amy Schumer joined her cousin, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, to make an emotional call for more intensive background checks and increased government funding for mental health care to combat mass shootings

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Obama Unveils Plan for Steeper Emissions Cuts

President Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, calling it a moral obligation as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked

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Colorado Shooting Jury Doesn't Rule Out Death Penalty

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy after he was convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in July 2012

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Science Explains Why Women Are Always Freezing at Work

In a new report published Monday in Nature, researchers found that most office building temperatures are set using a decades-old formula for a "thermal comfort model" that takes into account factors like air temperature, air speed, and clothing insulation

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Could Kill Voicemail for Good

Apple is testing a way for its phones' virtual assistant, Siri, to transcribe voicemails left on Apple iPhones to text that Apple's iCloud service sends to the voice mails' recipient. The process could do away with voicemails for altogether


Ultimate Frisbee Recognized by Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee has fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation, ultimate frisbee's governing body. Ultimate frisbee is now eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games

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Former British Leader Was Accused of Sex Abuse

A former British prime minister was accused of sex abuse involving children in the 1990s, a watchdog revealed. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it was investigating police handling of claims against Edward Heath, who who died in 2005

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry talks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim before their meeting at the Diwan Palace in Doha

John Kerry Pushes Iran Nuclear Deal With Gulf States

John Kerry will meet the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member bloc of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab nations that fear Shiite Iran's increasing assertiveness in the region and the implications of the agreement