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Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 Others

Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 OthersPolice in Hong Kong fired pepper spray and arrested scores of protesters overnight Tuesday into Wednesday as they cleared part of a pro-democracy protest camp.

Ferguson, Mo., Braces For More Protests After Night Of Violence

Ferguson, Mo., Braces For More Protests After Night Of ViolenceThe unrest followed a grand jury's decision Monday not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. More protests are planned for today.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down, Once Successor Is Confirmed

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down, Once Successor Is ConfirmedThe news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From DeportationTo wrap up his 15-minute speech, President Obama did what he often does in major speeches: He appealed to American exceptionalism.

Amid Scandal, Mexican First Lady Decides To Sell Mansion

Amid Scandal, Mexican First Lady Decides To Sell MansionAngélica Rivera and her husband, President Enrique Peña Nieto, have been under heavy scrutiny lately: first, because of the way the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing after they were detained by police

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close VoteThe vote came after President Obama stopped short of saying he would veto the bill, but he encouraged Congress not to take action before a long-awaited State Department review of the project is fully complete.

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares EmergencyNixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest.

ISIS Issues Video Showing Beheading Of American Aid Worker

ISIS Issues Video Showing Beheading Of American Aid WorkerThe White House has confirmed that a video released by the self-declared Islamic State that shows the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria who was kidnapped in 2013, is authentic.

Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On LouisianaEnergy company TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas.

Afghanistan’s Opium Harvest Sets New Record

Afghanistan’s Opium Harvest Sets New RecordIn 2014, more than 550,000 acres of Afghan land were cultivated — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.