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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Moviegoers continued to shell out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble “The Expendables 3” was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
A large mural that collected dust in barns over the decades before being displayed this month at a fair in Washington state is an original 1941 painting by William Cumming, a member of the Northwest School art movement of the 1930s and '40s, a Seattle art dealer confirmed.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Protesters defy curfew in riot-shaken US town
Police used smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse demonstrators who defied a curfew in Ferguson, Missouri early Sunday, where a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen triggered a wave of rioting.
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Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify
Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for “truth” to form the foundation of any accord.
Brazil party replacing presidential candidate who died in plane crash
Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday, creating a new challenge to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election.
A Brazilian inmate on supervised release put his electronic monitoring bracelet on an unsuspecting rooster, which he locked in a chicken coop, and then sneaked off to sell drugs, media reports said Saturday.
Texas Governor Perry says indictment is abuse of power
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.
Four men charged with murder in the killing of a German tourist visiting San Francisco four years ago pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a case officials said Saturday was difficult to prosecute.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse
A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street.
Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
  
  
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