Missouri governor urges calm ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

CLAYTON, Mo./FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urged people in the St. Louis area to show respect and restraint following a grand jury's decision on whether to criminally charge a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

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New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms.

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U.S. seeks to step up India trade talks after WTO breakthrough

NEW DELHI - The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after the resolution of a global trade dispute paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India.

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Obama awards Medal of Freedom to 18, including Streep, Wonder

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BOGOTA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos "destroyed" confidence in the peace process by suspending talks and violated the terms of an agreement that brought the rebels to the negotiating table, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said.