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Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Gets Mug Shot Taken

Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Gets Mug Shot Taken

Originally posted 08/19/2014 08:40PM

Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

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Jackie Chan's Son Detained in Drug Bust

Jackie Chan's Son Detained in Beijing Drug Bust

Originally posted 08/19/2014 03:00PM

The son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

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Jon Hamm on Ferguson Unrest: There's a Lot More Good People There Than Bad

St. Louis Native Jon Hamm Calls Civil Unrest in Ferguson 'Rough to Watch'

Originally posted 08/19/2014 01:30PM

Jon Hamm, a St. Louis native and proud hometown booster, says the images coming out of suburban Ferguson, Missouri, near where he grew up and where relatives still live, have been painful to see.

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Missing Marine Wife Found Dead; Alleged Lover Arrested

Missing Marine Wife Erin Corwin Found Dead; Alleged Lover Arrested

Originally posted 08/18/2014 05:00PM

The body of Erin Corwin was found Saturday in a mine shaft located outside Joshua Tree National Park, officials say.

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Woman Licked, Kicked & Fined After Climbing into Giraffe's Pen at the Zoo

Woman Cited for Climbing into Giraffe's Pen at Wisconsin Zoo

Originally posted 08/17/2014 03:35PM

Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison, Wisconsin, zoo and getting kicked in the face.

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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency and Curfew in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency and Curfew in Ferguson

Originally posted 08/16/2014 07:45PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer.

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Authorities Arrest Couple Suspected of Kidnapping Two Amish Girls

Authorities Arrest Couple Suspected of Kidnapping Two Amish Girls

Originally posted 08/16/2014 05:00PM

A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted

Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted

Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:25PM

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for 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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Police ID Officer Who Shot, Killed Missouri Teen

Police ID Officer Who Shot, Killed Missouri Teen

Originally posted 08/15/2014 01:30PM

A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

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Search for Two Missing Amish Sisters Ends with Safe Return

Search for Two Missing Amish Sisters Ends with Safe Return

Originally posted 08/15/2014 10:55AM

The search for two missing Amish sisters who apparently were abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York ended with their safe return about 24 hours later when they were given a lift home. What happened in between hasn't been revealed publicly.

The girls, 7-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller, were dropped off Thursday evening at a house in Richville, about 15 miles from the family farm in Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said. Cold and wet but unharmed, they knocked on the door and asked for help getting home, she said.

A neighbor who visited the Miller family after hearing word of the girls' return said she spoke with one of their brothers, who said they were well and being checked out.

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