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    Despite chaos, Ferguson library staying open

     NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention. Schools were closed Tuesday, but the town’s public library stayed open to give children a place to go. Many applauded that decision on Twitter, and pushed donations to support the library’s efforts. Lots of kids, lots of teachers, lots of knowledge at the #Ferguson library today! Thanks! Support each other & stay safe. #whatlibrariesdo — Ferguson Library (@fergusonlibrary) November 25, 2014 […]

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    Women slam Turkish president over remarks on equality

    ISTANBUL (CNN) — Women’s rights groups responded angrily Tuesday to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that women and men are not equal “because their nature is different.” Eight groups signed a statement condemning his remarks as violating the national constitution and international agreements, saying he aimed to “denigrate decades of effort by women’s movements for gender equality.” Activists planned to hold a march later Tuesday to mark the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against […]

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    Police: Woman allegedly kills herself with gun bought to prepare for Ferguson unrest

    ST. LOUIS (CNN) — A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation. The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium. The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in […]

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    N.J. lawsuit over ‘under God’

    (WGNO)–A New Jersey school district is fighting a lawsuit over the Pledge of Allegiance. Specifically, two words: ‘Under God.’ That, according to attorney David Niose, forces his atheist client’s child to lie. “If they participate in the exercise,” Niose said in a Freehold courtroom Thursday, “they’re giving the appearance of unanimity about this notion that the nation is under God.” The Matawan-Aberdeen School District is trying to get the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that a state statute requires the pledge be […]

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    Immigration announcement: What to know

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama’s plan to take the immigration system in his own hands is a daring test of the limits of presidential power. The steps he will lay out tonight in a prime time address will fuel a debate over his use of executive authority to enact change without the agreement of an opposition Congress. Conservatives are howling that Obama’s effort to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation oversteps his own authority and infringes the Constitution. […]

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    UPDATE: 3 shot, gunman killed at Fla. State University

     (CNN) — Students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library at Florida State University early Thursday, after a gunman opened fire injuring three people. The gunman was later shot and killed by campus police when he refused to comply with a demand to drop his weapon and turned his gun toward officers, authorities said. At least one of the victims is in critical condition. The shooting took place shortly after midnight either inside or near Strozier library […]

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    Secret Service lapses “inexcusable,” director will say

    (CNN) — Joe Clancy, the interim director of the U.S. Secret Service, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his organization has “fallen short” of its goals and recent public scrutiny of the agency has “potentially dire consequences,” according to his prepared remarks. Clancy — tapped to lead the agency last month after President Obama accepted the resignation of former Secret Service Director Julia Pierson following a string of security gaffes — did not list in his […]

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    Hostage cases get closer look

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. government is conducting a review of how it responds when American citizens are taken hostage by overseas terrorists, including how the families of captives are kept informed, CNN learned Monday. A top Pentagon official wrote in a letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, that President Obama had ordered a “comprehensive review of the U.S. Government policy on overseas terrorist-related hostage cases, with specific emphasis on examining family engagement, intelligence collection and diplomatic engagement policies.” Hunter […]

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    State of emergency as Ferguson braces for decision

     (CNN) — Ahead of a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict a police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, Missouri has both called in the National Guard and diminished the role of the Ferguson Police Department. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday as a precaution, he said, in the event of unrest or violence. It’s unknown when the grand jury will hand down a decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson […]