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  • Protesters flip a police car in Ferguson and set it on fire. (Credit: Pool)

    Ferguson Protesters Torch Cars, Trash Buildings in Second Night of Tension

    Like the night before, the tension here got thicker with every tick of the clock Tuesday night. Protesters, kept at bay all evening by riot police and the National Guard, got restive. It was cold. It was late. Some flipped over a police cruiser briefly, broke out its windows and set it on fire. Police moved in quickly to snuff it out. The acrid smell of pepper spray filled the air. Eyes were burning. Throats were scratching. Vandals broke windows […]

  • Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is shown in a photo presented as evidence to a grand jury weighing whether he should be indicted in the Aug. 9, 2014, killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown. (Credit: St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office)

    Darren Wilson on Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown: ‘I Know I Did My Job Right’

    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, told ABC News Tuesday that he’s not tormented by that fateful encounter in suburban St. Louis last summer. “I don’t think it’s haunting,” Wilson said. “It’s always going to be something that happened. The reason I have a clean conscience is that I know I did my job right.” RELATED: Wilson’s grand jury testimony RELATED: Wilson’s post-shooting interview with police Repeating what […]

  • Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden reacts to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, on Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: Wiley Price/St. Louis American)

    After Grand Jury Decision, Michael Brown’s Stepfather Urged Ferguson Protesters to ‘Burn This B— Down’

    Michael Brown’s stepfather consoled the dead teen’s distraught mother after Monday’s controversial grand jury announcement and then turned to the crowd of demonstrators, saying, “Burn this motherf—er down” and “Burn this b—- down,” according to a New York Times video. The comments by Brown’s stepfather, Louis Head, came shortly before an eruption of rage by some protesters over the decision not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A row […]

  • A dog left homeless by a deadly house explosion waited five months for its owners at the site of the blast. (Credit: KCTV via CNN Wire)

    Homeless Dog Waits 5 Months for Owners After Deadly Kansas City House Explosion

    For five months a dog left homeless by a deadly house explosion waited for its owners at the site of the blast in a south Kansas City neighborhood. The injured, skittish dog eluded concerned neighbors, animal control and rescue groups for weeks. The dog would run into a nearby wooded area every time someone approached the property. On June 4, a home near East 92nd Street and Tennessee Avenue exploded. Investigators say people inside the home were making illegal fireworks. […]

  • Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, is escorted away from the front of the Ferguson Police Department after a grand jury's decision was delivered on Nov. 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson in August. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict: Officer Darren Wilson Not Charged in Shooting of Michael Brown

    A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Monday night. The issue has become a flashpoint for racial tension in the St. Louis suburb; Brown was black and Wilson is white. Brown’s father and others have called for calm ahead of the grand jury’s decision, which has left the community on edge amid concerns over the possibility […]

  • Residents begin to gather at the Michael Brown memorial ahead of the grand jury announcement on Nov. 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on Aug. 9. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Prosecutor: Grand Jury Decides No Charges for Darren Wilson in Ferguson Shooting of Michael Brown

    The announcement of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday night. While many of the protesters were peaceful, more than 15 gunshots were heard as businesses throughout the city were looted or set ablaze. The violence marred the wishes of Brown’s parents, who have been pleading for peace. “This is crazy. I mean, this doesn’t do anything,” one resident told CNN. […]

  • Police car on fire in Ferguson, Missouri following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting.
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    Violent Protests Spread Far Beyond Ferguson

    Screams of outrage. Crowds marching down streets, blocking intersections. Fists raised in silence. As the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced Monday night, protesters around the country — who had begun to gather hours earlier — responded in solidarity. In New York, a roving crowd wound its way through the city, surging to more than 1,000 in Times Square before heading toward the Upper West Side, CNN’s Miguel Marquez tweeted. Earlier in the evening, about 200 people flocked to Union […]

  • Photos of Officer Darren Wilson on the day of the altercation with Michael Brown. (Credit: Ferguson Police Department, via CNN)

    Michael Brown Shooting: What Darren Wilson Told Ferguson Grand Jury

    In an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown’s death have been released to the public. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down — as was the case for Ferguson police Office Darren Wilson — the files remain locked up. But given the scrutiny of this incident, officials made available 24 volumes of material, covering 23 meetings that the grand jury held between August 20 and […]

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down, Obama Confirms

    President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor. Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama, CNN confirmed from several sources. During his remarks from the White House, however, Obama praised Hagel as an “exemplary” Defense secretary, calling him critical to a number of national security accomplishments during his tenure, and characterized Hagel’s resignation as […]