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Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile


FERGUSON Missouri - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for mayor.

U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach

BOSTON/WASHINGTON - A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

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Protests muted in Ferguson as National Guard withdraws

FERGUSON Mo. - Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were muted for a third straight evening on Friday as National Guard troops begins withdrawing from a St. Louis suburb racked by nearly two weeks of racial turmoil after a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death. | Video

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Man freed on bail in Pennsylvania murder case after 25 years

HARRISBURG Pa. - A man whose murder conviction was quashed this summer was granted bail by a federal magistrate on Friday after nearly 25 years in a Pennsylvania prison on charges he had set a fire that killed his daughter at a Korean religious retreat.

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Judge blocks Montana from logging in grizzly territory

- Conservation groups on Friday hailed a court decision that blocks Montana from building roads and logging in nearly 37,000 acres of a state forest that serves as core habitat for protected grizzly bears.

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Rights struggle to continue after Missouri violence fades, organizers vow

FERGUSON Mo. - After two nights of relative calm in Ferguson, Missouri, many have expressed hope the violent clashes and looting that followed a white police officer's shooting of an unarmed black teenager will soon be a thing of the past.

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Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

NASHVILLE Tenn. - Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair.

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Activists carry coffin of woman killed by Phoenix police

PHOENIX - Activists protesting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week carried her coffin to City Hall on Friday, demanding an independent investigation into her killing.

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Texas Governor Perry's indictment to curb his gun-toting ways

SAN ANTONIO - A felony indictment for abuse of power will hit Texas Governor Rick Perry, an avowed gun enthusiast, where it hurts - by curtailing some of his rights to bear firearms.

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New York couple lured Amish girls with dog to enslave them: sheriff

NEW YORK - A New York couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls lured them to their car with an offer to pet a dog before shackling the sisters with the intent of enslaving them, according to the sheriff's office.

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