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Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer….

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Subway Inn, old-time NYC dive bar, facing eviction

NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar that for almost eight decades has served the likes of neighborhood workers – and, legend has it, even Marilyn Monroe – pleaded Thursday for city officials and the public to support their efforts to avoid eviction by a real estate development firm….

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2 Amish girls abducted from roadside farm stand

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Searchers scoured a patch of far northern New York on Thursday for two Amish girls who were apparently abducted from their family’s roadside farm stand, a hunt hampered by the lack of photos of the girls for authorities to circulate among a frightened community….

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A look at who’s in charge of Ferguson security

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Racial unrest has gripped the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson since Saturday, when 18-year-old Michael Brown – black and unarmed – was shot to death by a white police officer in the city where two-thirds of the 21,000 residents are black and all but three officers on the police force are […]

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