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It's been two weeks since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. Large crowds are expected to attend Brown's funeral Monday; his dad asked for peace after weeks of protests.
August 25, 2014
One Ukrainian military commander told the BBC that pro-Russian rebels may be trying to open a new front in the conflict.
August 25, 2014
U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?
August 25, 2014
The tweet joked about the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British. It unleashed many tweets from Americans who didn't think relations were special enough for that kind of ribbing.
August 25, 2014
It's still too early to tell just how much the 6.0-magnitude quake will cost the region but it comes after a drought had already made things for wineries difficult.
August 25, 2014
The shooting death of the 18-year-old sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. On Sunday, Brown's father said all he wants is peace, while his son is being laid to rest.
August 25, 2014
When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., livestreaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.
August 25, 2014
The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia, and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.
August 25, 2014
Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
August 25, 2014
A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.
August 25, 2014
When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.
August 25, 2014
By 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists are hoping to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.
August 25, 2014
The companies say Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Ontario-based Tim Hortons Inc. would continue to operate as separate brands but would share corporate services.
August 24, 2014
As the streets of Ferguson, Mo., calm down, new protesters are arriving to carry on demonstrations.
August 24, 2014
With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.
August 24, 2014
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Bay Area of California early Sunday morning. The quake caused some injuries and heavy damage to buildings, particularly in Napa.
August 24, 2014
The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.
August 24, 2014
New England native Peter Theo Curtis was freed Sunday, after being held by Islamic militants in Syria since October 2012. Another American journalist, James Foley, was killed in Syria last week.
August 24, 2014
At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.
August 24, 2014
Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.
August 24, 2014

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