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More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots


FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

CHICAGO - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

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In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent.

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U.S. judge rules Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A U.S. district judge ruled on Tuesday that an Arkansas constitutional amendment defining marriage as being only the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional, striking down a measure overwhelmingly approved by voters a decade ago.

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Sharpton slams grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

- Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb.

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Judge denies Boston bomb suspect request for triple murder evidence

BOSTON - A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for evidence in the ongoing investigation of a 2011 Massachusetts triple murder, saying the information wouldn't help their case.

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New Jersey pension system funding plummets under new rule

- New Jersey's retirement system for public employees is in worse shape than previously reported, thanks to recent accounting changes that are starting to be rolled out across the country.

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Florida police arrest students in alleged prostitution ring

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida prostitution ring allegedly run by high school students who tried to recruit classmates with the promise of $40 and liquor was broken up after a second teenager was arrested in the underage sex scheme, police said on Tuesday.

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Brown family attorneys blasts grand jury process

- Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown blasted the grand jury process that led to a decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed the black teenager in August.

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Honeymoon interrupted as disorderly Brit hauled off plane in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda - A British man headed to his honeymoon on a Cuba-bound flight instead found himself grounded in Bermuda after drunkenly threatening the flight crew, with his wife continuing on to Cuba without him, authorities in Bermuda said on Tuesday.

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