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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Michael Brown


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown’s official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy and an accompanying toxicology report that shows Brown had ...

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Kevin Nealon rocks in hotel room with Traveler Guitar


PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Former Saturday Night Live and Weeds co-star Kevin Nealon has a new gig — a Web series for AOL. The comedian taps famous pals including Adam Sandler, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman to appear with him on Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon, teaching kids to do comedy. Nealon talked to us about gadgets and ...

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President Obama Tangles with Jealous Boyfriend While Voting in Chicago


President Barack Obama was in the voting booth Tuesday morning, minding his own business while casting his early ballot in Chicago, when an African-American man walked by, pointed at his girlfriend and uttered words the president possibly has never heard: “Don’t touch my girlfriend.” The guy’s girlfriend, Aia Cooper, was voting in the booth next to the president. Her eyes widened in ...

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Will Packer sells another TV Pilot to NBC


Will Packer, who produced the hit films Ride Along, Think Like a Man, and Think Like a Man Too, sold a TV pilot for a female cop dramedy to NBC, according toHollywood Reporter.  This marks the fourth TV pilot sale for the 40-year old producer in the last year. Earlier this week, Packer sold an autobiographical comedy to NBC called ...

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Serena Williams rolls in WTA Finals opener


SINGAPORE (AP) — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams’ winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in Monday’s tournament opener, shaking off the injuries that forced her out of her ...

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Africa’s Most Populous Country Is Declared Ebola-Free


Reported by Nigel Boys Although the deadly Ebola virus is raging almost out of control in parts of West Africa and threatening to become a problem in the U.S., a Nigerian doctor has shown the world how to deal with the disease even though it took her own life. According to the Huffington Post, when Doctor Ameyo Adadeevoh discovered that ...

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Americans Believe Inequality Is The World’s Greatest Threat. Other Countries Think Differently


Surveyors from the Pew Research Center asked thousands of participants in more than 40 countries to select what posed the “greatest threat to the world” out of five possible options. The results, published last week, showed that their answers were far from unanimous. In general, the study suggests that global security risks are viewed through a regional or national prism. ...

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Caribbean Students Honored for Outstanding Performance


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Students from schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica dominated the awards for the Most Outstanding Performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). The awards were announced last Thursday at the meeting of CXC’s Sub-Committee of the School Education Committee (SUBSEC) in Barbados. Sushma Karim, a student of Naparima Girls’ High School, Trinidad and Tobago, ...

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Three Months After Eric Garner’s Death, Still No Charges Against NYPD Officer


Last Friday marked three months since Eric Garner of Staten Island was killed by a chokehold administered by New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo, but the officer still has not been charged in the death of the 43-year-old father of six. It’s an anniversary that is begging for some type of action by Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, whose grand jury ...

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As He Sentenced Dunn to Life in Prison, Did Florida Judge Go Too Far When He Said ‘System Does Work’?


While he was sentencing Michael Dunn to life in prison without parole for murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012, Florida Judge Russell Healey on Friday made a declaration with which many onlookers may have a hard time agreeing: ”This case demonstrates that our justice system does work,” he said. That was quite a statement in a case that actually took two ...

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