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A video tour of Ferguson, Missouri

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-26 14:11

Images of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were inescapable when police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in August. They're just as ubiquitous this week, when a grand jury declined to charge Wilson, igniting sometimes-violent protests in the town.

Though Ferguson has been well-photographed, the footage hasn't provided much perspective on just how big the town is and where all of the protests are occurring. Marketplace reporter Adam Allington drove from one end of the town to the other, giving a time-lapse tour of key sites.

A tour of Ferguson, Missouri

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-26 14:11

Images of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri were inescapable when police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in August. They're just as ubiquitous this week, when a grand jury declined to charge Wilson, igniting sometimes-violent protests in the town.

Though Ferguson has been well-photographed, the footage hasn't given much perspective on just how big the town is and where all of the protests are occurring. Marketplace reporter Adam Allington drove from one end of the town to the other, giving a time-lapse tour of key sites.

Left to the mercy of the Taliban

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 14:10
The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban

US planes 'may use British carrier'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 14:04
The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth II, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.

Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 14:01

Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can't accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

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Egyptian youths jailed over protests

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:55
A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:39
The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.

For Two Men Who Helped Migrants In Mexico, A Brutal Death

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:19

The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.

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Ludogorets Razgrad 2-2 Liverpool

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:13
Liverpool are a win away from reaching the Champions League last 16, despite conceding a late equaliser at Ludogorets.

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:11
Yaya Sanogo scores his first Arsenal goal as they beat Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League knockout stage.

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine trial 'encouraging'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:03
A trial looking at the safety of an Ebola vaccine has had encouraging results, says the chief executive of GSK.

GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 13:00
Sir Andrew Witty says "tantalising" prospect of viable vaccine becoming available next year

'Plebgate' trial: 'Powerful evidence'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:55
The QC for former chief whip Andrew Mitchell in the so-called plebgate trial has said there was "powerful evidence" the MP did not use the term.

Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:53

Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.

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VIDEO: Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:49
Barack Obama carries out the annual White House tradition of pardoning two turkeys, preventing them from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:45

Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.

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VIDEO: Magazine for drug users goes on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:37
A magazine which allows drug users to make money to fund their habit has gone on sale in east London.

Stolen strong painkillers seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:24
A substantial amount of high-strength prescription painkillers, believed to be stolen, are recovered by police in County Armagh.

VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:12
Which US state do Americans love to bash?

Gleision deaths public inquiry call

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 12:11
The parents of one of the four miners killed in the Gleision mine disaster have called for a public inquiry into the incident.

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