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Missouri governor urges calm ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

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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

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

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday presented the highest U.S. civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 18 artists, politicians, writers, scholars and activists, including actress Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

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Hundreds of University of California students walk out over proposed tuition hike

- Hundreds of University of California students walked out of classes on Monday to protest a planned 25 percent tuition increase they say will make the cost of education across the 10-campus system too expensive.

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Detroit eyes bankruptcy exit in second week of December: attorney

DETROIT - Detroit is eying a date between Dec. 8 and 10 for its debt adjustment plan to take effect, allowing the city to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy, an attorney said on Monday.

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Exclusive: Ex-broker must pay $2 million to former NBA player

- A former securities broker that regulators said took part in a multi-million dollar fraud against professional athletes must pay $2 million to former NBA player Sam Young, an arbitration panel ruled on Monday.

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California man walks free after conviction overturned in 1978 murder

VENTURA, Calif. - A California man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1978 murder walked free on Monday after a judge overturned his conviction based on new DNA analysis and investigative reports that were withheld from his defense.

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Internet access among services approved for Seattle homeless camps

SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council voted on Monday to approve a new city budget that includes money that could be used to provide Internet access at some of the city's dozens of homeless encampments.

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Driver in fatal Northern California bus crash had earlier accident

- The driver of a tour bus that drifted off a California freeway near the Oregon border and slid down an embankment, killing one person and injuring about 30 others on Sunday, was involved in another crash hours before the fatal accident, police said on Monday.

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Man accused in deadly Missouri crime spree pleads not guilty

- A man accused of killing five people during a crime spree in a Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood pleaded not guilty on Monday to murder and other charges, a court official said.

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