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ST. LOUIS— St. Louis police shot and killed a 23-year-old black man Tuesday just three miles south of Ferguson, the scene of more than a week of violence and protests in the wake of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, being killed by Darren Wilson, white local police officer.
Veteran police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teen Michael Brown on Saturday, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson confirmed on Friday morning.
At least two people are dead after a Boeing 777 jetliner crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. Over 180 others were transported to area hospitals with 49 people in serious condition, officials said. Hours after the crash, just one person remained unaccounted for.
Survivor Benjamin Levy said he heard “a lot of people screaming, not really believing what was happening to them.” http://on.msnbc.com/18EAmqJ (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
George Zimmerman was released from the Seminole County Jail about 2:50 p.m ET Friday after posting $1 million bond in the Trayvon Martin case.
Andy Griffith, 1926-2012
A close friend of the actor, 86, confirmed his death this morning to North Carolina TV station WITN.
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Nora Ephron, the celebrated screenwriter and director, died of leukemia Tuesday evening in New York, according to the New York Times.
Ephron, best known for penning the screenplay for “When Harry Met Sally” (1989) and then writing and directing “Sleepless in Seattle” (1989) and ”You’ve Got Mail” (1998), had not been reported as ill prior to a story from gossip columnist Liz Smith — which repeatedly referred to the 71-year-old in the past tense while never pronouncing her dead.
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He was 47.
A stage collapse at Toronto’s Downsview Park ahead of a Radiohead concert killed one person and injured at least three others, the CBC reported, citing emergency responders.
The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most young illegal immigrants, and would instead allow them to apply for work permits, a significant policy shift with potentially major electoral implications.
The Department of Homeland Security said that, effective immediately, the government would no longer seek the deportation of illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, and would allow them to apply for work permits if they meet certain criteria.