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Where is Darren Wilson?

In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson. Police departments across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Wilson. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)The Ferguson police officer remains out of sight as the grand jury decision looms.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:52 -0500
California man may walk free next week after 36 years in prison

This 1974 photo provided by California Western School of Law shows Michael Hanline with his then girlfriend, now wife Sandee. Prosecutors in Southern California say Hanline, who has spent 36 years behind bars for murder, was wrongly convicted and could be released next week. The Ventura County District Attorney's office announced Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that new evidence resulted in a judge overturning the conviction of the 69-year-old Hanline. (AP Photo/California Western School of Law)DNA evidence and the discovery of suppressed documents have exonerated Michael Ray Hanline in the 1978 murder case that landed him in prison for over three decades, authorities said.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:21:53 -0500
Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

Jennifer Rose, a county government employee and Sara Meadows, a teacher, file a marriage license application in CharlestonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings from proceeding. The order was another victory for gay marriage advocates after a federal judge in Montana on Wednesday struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. "We're really thrilled," said Jeff Ayers, board chairman of South Carolina Equality. "This proves that all the way to the highest court, these were our rights from the beginning. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:41:40 -0500
Obama to offer immigration relief to about 4.7 million: source

U.S. President Obama pauses during a ceremony honoring the National Medal of Technology and Innovation awardees at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is slated to announce on Thursday that he will offer relief from the threat of deportation to about 4.4 million undocumented people who are parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, according to a source briefed by the administration. Obama also will announce an expansion of a program that allows children illegally brought to the United States by their parents to stay in the country - a move that could offer relief to an additional 270,000 people, the source said. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:10:57 -0500
Alumnus shot dead after wounding three at Florida State University

Crime scene tape is seen in front of the library at Florida State University, in TallahasseeBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and carrying extra ammunition in his pockets, a Florida State University graduate opened fire early on Thursday at his alma mater's main library, wounding two students and an employee as hundreds were studying for exams. The shooter, identified by authorities as Myron May, 31, was fatally shot by police near the entrance to Florida State's Strozier Library, the latest in a string of shootings on U.S. campuses, which left one victim critically wounded. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:30:15 -0500
Traveler from Mali tested for Ebola at New York hospital

A view of Bellevue Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - A traveler from Mali was being tested for Ebola infection on Thursday at Bellevue Hospital, with results expected later in the day, health officials in New York City said. Due to the patient's symptoms and travel history, the person has been placed in isolation, the officials said in a statement. The officials gave few details about the person. "An individual who came to the United States from Mali, a country with limited Ebola transmission, was taken to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center today," the statement said. ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:07:22 -0500
CIA's plan to erase emails comes under fire

BUSH CIAA CIA plan 'could allow for the destruction of crucial documentary evidence...'

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:43:03 -0500
Mary Landrieu against the GOP wave

On the morning after the Senate rejected approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the bills's sponsor, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, walks through a corridor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Landrieu had hoped that passage of the Keystone bill would improve the chances of retaining her Senate seat in a runoff Dec. 6 against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Louisiana senators every move has garnered unusual amounts of attention.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:36:04 -0500
Matt Bai: Uber, Gruber and underlying truth

Uber and GruberSocial media routinely ruins good reputations by magnifying a few clumsy words beyond all proportion. Except, you know, when it doesn't really do that at all.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:47:06 -0500
Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas, on May 21, 2013Washington (AFP) - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:34:04 -0500
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