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Midday Roundup: Ferguson residents rejoice over a calmer night

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Moving forward. A St. Louis grand jury will start hearing evidence this morning in the shooting that killed African-American teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Midday Roundup: Finally, talks of peace in Ukraine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Talks planned. Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and European Union officials next week to make an…

Midday Roundup: Is Rick Perry a criminal or victim of politics?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Undeterred. Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to continue his unofficial presidential campaign despite a grand jury’s indictment of him Friday for abuse of power.

Midday Roundup: Former Covenant Life Church member sentenced for abuse

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Life in prison. A judge on Thursday sentenced a former member of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing…

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Money map. According to this map, James Goodnight, worth $8.1 billion, is the richest person in North Carolina. In Texas, the richest person is Alice Walton,

Midday Roundup: New stats show fewer births out of wedlock

Midday Roundup: New stats show fewer births out of wedlock

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | More married mommies. The rate of births among unmarried women is on the decline, according to data released Wednesday by the National Center for Health…

College recruiters: Social media missteps trump on-field skills

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Prudeness in social media is a wise choice for people of all professions. But in the world of sports, a tweet could make or break a career or stop it from…

Midday Roundup: Ukraine turns away sketchy Russian aid convoy

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arms or aid? Ukrainian officials announced today they will not allow a Russian convoy of aid to cross the border into the country’s conflict-plagued eastern…

St. Louis on edge as FBI investigates police shooting

By Nick Eicher & Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | St. Louis is a city long on emotion and short on facts three days after a police officer killed a teenage boy in the suburb of Ferguson.  “The police…

Midday Roundup: Violence follows police shooting in St. Louis

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Community pain. A candlelight vigil for an unarmed African-American man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by a spree of…

Doughnut-eating champ out-eats cops, but can’t outrun them

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A North Carolina fugitive was dangerously close to the cops Tuesday when he participated in—and won—a doughnut-eating contest hosted by the local police…

Midday Roundup: Park your GM SUV outside, in case it catches fire

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fire hazard. General Motors is facing more safety troubles as it recalls a group of SUVs to fix power window switches that can catch fire. The recall,

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