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  • A recent autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot at least six times.

    Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend in Michael Brown case

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) – Anticipating a grand jury decision at any moment, more businesses boarded up their doors and windows and residents hunkered down in their homes on two of Ferguson’s main roads. On Saturday, the city learned it will have to wait a little more. The grand jury convened on Friday, but did not reach a decision, federal and local law enforcement officials told CNN. The spotlight is on Ferguson again because of predictions that the grand jury would […]

  • Awaiting verdict in Ferguson.

    Ferguson on edge waiting for grand jury verdict in Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — Anticipating a grand jury decision at any moment, more businesses boarded up their doors and windows and residents hunkered down in their homes on two of Ferguson’s main roads. It’s a city in waiting. The tension is not always visible, but it can be heard in the voices of those who live and work in this small city of 22,000. No one here knows for certain when the grand jury’s decision will be announced, but it […]

  • FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 12:  Police take up position to control demonstrators who were protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight's protest was peaceful.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign as grand jury decision nears

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — As a grand jury gets closer to announcing its decision, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said. The grand jury hearing evidence is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session. A decision on whether to charge Wilson in the death of the unarmed teen could come the same day, law enforcement […]

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    Granting wish, family takes in homeless man for Thanksgiving dinner

    NORFOLK, Va. (WTKR) – When Neal Shytles first made the news, he said he didn’t have good days. “It hurts me to be alone, no family or nobody around,” Shytles said earlier this week. But that’s changing after NewsChannel 3 shared his wish to spend Thanksgiving with a family. “It was like bam, bam, bam, one good thing after the other, and I was just so happy you know,” he said. Shytles had a single, heartbreaking wish: a family for […]

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    Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M undocumented immigrants from deportation

    WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address that he would bolster border security and make it harder for unauthorized outsiders to get into the country. “Today our immigration system is broken and […]

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    Move over, Barbie: Make room for ‘average’ Lammily doll

    (CNN) – It began for Nickolay Lamm as a question: What would Barbie look like if she had the dimensions of an average woman? His answer came in the form of the Lammily doll: a shorter, broader, brunette version of the idealistic blond Mattel doll. Now Lammily is ready to make her debut, complete with a sticker pack that features pimples, moles, cellulite and scars that can be applied. “I feel she looks so real, so ordinary, that you don’t […]

  • Allegations about Bill Cosby grow as more women come forward about sexual abuse

    (CNN) — The allegations about Bill Cosby keep coming. For decades, Cosby was thought of in glowing terms as a perceptive comedian, upbeat pitchman and genial father figure. His public personality made him more than rich — it made him a role model, admired for his support of education and his no-nonsense talks on parenting and achievement. In recent weeks, that persona has been paired with another, much darker image. On Tuesday, the famed comedian and TV star was accused […]

  • 3 shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police

    (CNN) — Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three people. Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital said. The condition of the third victim or where that person was taken was unknown. Campus officers later shot the gunman to death after they asked him to drop his weapon, and […]

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    SEE IT: Dramatic drone video shows Buffalo buried under deadly snowfall

    (CNN) — Stories about acts of bravery and kindness were emerging after as much as 6 feet of snow covered Buffalo, New York, one of the hardest-hit areas in a week when snowstorms and record-low temperatures whacked much of the country. Six deaths in the region were blamed on the extreme storm, authorities said. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and city officials Wednesday recounted stories of emergency personnel working double shifts with little sleep, of rescuers trudging around snow drifts as […]

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    Man with hunting rifle arrested outside White House

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A man was arrested at the White House Wednesday after the Secret Service found a rifle and ammunition in his car parked nearby. 41-year-old R.J. Capheim of Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniformed division officer at the White House and told the officer that someone in Iowa told him to go to the White House, the Secret Service said. Capheim approached the officer at 15th Street entrance, just north of the East wing. He told the officer that […]

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