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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

Grand Jury Won't Indict NASCAR's Stewart In Driver's Death

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The jury heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos in coming to its decision. The family of the driver who was killed says, "This matter is not at rest."

Obama Will Put Off Executive Actions On Immigration

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. But since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.

After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

More Clashes In Pakistan As Pressure On Government Grows

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan briefly forced state TV off the air amid continuing clashes with police and renewed calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

last monthNews : The Two-Way

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.

British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The tweet joked about the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British. It unleashed many tweets from Americans who didn't think relations were special enough for that kind of ribbing.

U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

last monthNews : The Two-Way

American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.

Many Seek 'Justice' In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait A While

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.

Fresh Clashes In Ferguson, Mo., As National Guard Arrives

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The St. Louis suburb has been tense since the Aug. 9 shooting by an officer of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Thirty-one people were arrested overnight in violence between protesters and police.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them. There have been reports that officials might reveal the name today of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters and armored vehicles to try to control an area torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Another Police Shooting Reported In St. Louis Suburb

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

News of the shooting follows another night of protests over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.

St. Louis-Area Rally For Teen Killed By Police Turns Violent

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Brown's death are in dispute.

Here's What You Need To Know About The U.S. Intervention In Iraq

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

President Obama authorized humanitarian drops and airstrikes against militants in the country. But administration officials say this does not signal a broader war against the Islamic extremists.

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