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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown’s Family

Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown’s FamilyFerguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who was at the center of the controversy surrounding the fatal police shooting in August of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, released a video today in which he apologized to the family of the victim.

Grand Jury Won’t Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

Grand Jury Won’t Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart ShootingThe Justice Department says it has begun a review of police department procedures in Beavercreek, Ohio, after a grand jury decided not to indict officers in the fatal shooting of a black man in a Wal-Mart store.

Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited VacationBritish billionaire Richard Branson has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows. The Virgin Group founder has introduced a "No Vacation Policy" policy.

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism ResolutionIn a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas Resources

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas ResourcesU.S. officials have confirmed that a new round of airstrikes in Syria is ongoing, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.

Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex Charges

Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex ChargesIn an extraordinary and unprecedented move, the Vatican has placed a former archbishop under house arrest after he was accused of paying for sex with children while serving as the papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder SaysThe U.S. is seeing "historic" progress in reducing both its crime and its incarceration rates, Attorney General Eric Holder said, with the federal prison population falling by some 4,800 inmates in the past year — "the first decrease we've seen in many ‎decades."

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June KidnappingsEnding a months-long search, the Israeli military says it has killed two Palestinian men with ties to Hamas who it believes were responsible for kidnapping and killing three Israeli teenagers early this summer.

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey SaysNearly three-quarters of Americans believe religious influence on life in the U.S. is waning and nearly half think that churches and other houses of worship should play a greater role in the national discourse on social and political matters, according to a new Pew study.

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon SaysThe United States and its allies expanded their assault against the Islamic State on Monday, striking targets inside Syria for the first time, the Pentagon said.