In Ferguson protests, teens seek a wider justice

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., held roses as they demonstrated for justice after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Michael Brown’s death has deepened the stress of being young black teens living in areas of concentrated poverty and crime.

President Obama said the US would keep up the pressure on the Islamic State, which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria but did not elaborate.

James Foley killing decried, US says rescue bid failed

American ground forces had attempted to rescue the N.H. reporter and other Americans earlier this summer in Syria.

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Mo. governor orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

Since the Guard’s arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of nightly unrest have begun to subside.

US bars diplomats from participating in Ice Bucket Challenge

State Department lawyers said participation by US foreign service officers runs afoul of federal ethics rules.

Former head of Detroit archdiocese, Vatican City governor Edmund Szoka dies at age 86

The Archdiocese of Detroit says Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan.

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