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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and NO campaigner in Scotland's Independence Referendum meets pupils at Kelty Primary school Kelty Scotland Friday Sept. 19, 2014.  Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.  But No does not mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers for each of the four nations in the United Kingdom _ a pledge that will change the country forever.  (AP Photo/Garry F McHarg/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Scottish teens proud, passionate about votingGreat Scot! Teens embrace chance to have say in Scotland's independence vote, want more rights
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Jailed Venezuelan police chief freedVenezuelan police chief freed from jail after opposition protests, will serve sentence at home
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New Zealand Internet Party leader Laila Harre, left, speaks to supporters watched by Kim Dotcom, top right, at an election party for supporters following the national election in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The party funded by indicted Internet entrepreneur Dotcom failed to win a seat, despite Dotcom pouring more than 3 million New Zealand dollars ($2.44 million) into the campaign. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Jason Oxenham) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in officeNew Zealand Prime Minister John Key wins emphatic victory to return for 3rd term in office
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Police surround a neighborhood in the Pocono Mountains in search of suspect Eric Frein on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Canandensis, Pa. Police have charged Frein with opening fire outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania on Sept. 12. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded by the gunman with a high-powered rifle. (AP Photo/Chris Post)
Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woodsLinks new photos, minor edits.
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)
Turkey: 49 hostages have been freedTurkish prime minister says 49 hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed
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Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Renewed Yemen clashes kill 4 civiliansFresh fighting between Yemen's Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in capital kills 4 civilians
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FILE - This Oct. 25, 2010 file photo shows actress Ruby Dee attends a special screening of "For Colored Girls" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. A public memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be held Sept. 20 at the Riverside Church in New York. Dee died June 11 at 91. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Ruby Dee to be memorialized Saturday in NYCNew York memorial for actress Ruby Dee will feature Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald
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FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal jury in Albany, Ga., convicted Parnell and two others Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths. Parnell was convicted on numerous counts including conspiracy, wire fraud and obstruction of justice related to shipping tainted peanut butter to customers and faking results of lab tests intended to screen for salmonella. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)
Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warningFood safety experts: Unacceptable placing profits over health should be lesson in peanut trial
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Kurds head to Syria from Turkey to fight militantsKurdish fighters enter Syria from Turkey to counter advance by Islamic State group
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  • Matthew T. Mangino: Federal government complicit in militarization of police

    Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation's first special weapons and tactics team , nobody envisioned that most police departments - large and small - across the country would someday have SWAT teams. Gates wanted an elite team of specialized cops similar to the Army Rangers or Navy SEALs that could respond to riots, barricades, shootouts or hostage-takings, wrote Radley Balko in the Huffington Post. Genesee Country Express, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 03:14 AM
  • Prosecutor May Release Grand Jury Audio

    A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him. Spokesman Ed Magee on Wednesday said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has ordered that the proceedings be transcribed and audio-recorded, an unusual step for grand juries in Missouri. The Skanner, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:14 PM
  • St. Louis Co. man charged in death of 3-month-old

    A St. Louis County man is facing second-degree murder charges for allegedly shaking his 3-month-old daughter to death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 30-year-old Jonathan Lawton of Fenton was originally charged on Monday with felony child abuse. KMIZ, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 10:51 AM
  • St. Louis County Police Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect in Jennings

    A police car was damaged after an armed suspect crashed into it before fleeing on foot from police. River Front Times, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 07:21 AM
  • Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them. Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV the officers were responding Wednesday night to a report of gunshots. Monterey County Herald, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:24 AM
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