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Mo. police told no bracelets backing teen-killing cop

Under pressure from the Justice Department, police officials in and around Ferguson, Mo., have agreed to prohibit their forces from wearing wristbands in support of the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The Justice Department also directed Ferguson…

Iran’s Rouhani calls for renewed U.S.-Iranian trust

UNITED NATIONS — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Friday for renewed trust between his country and the United States and said, “It’s not set in stone” that relations between the two countries will always be bad. The people of Iran…

Another casualty of war in the Arab world: Education

ZAWIA, Libya — In Kurdistan, the schools are full of refugees. In Gaza, many have been reduced to rubble. In Libya and Yemen, teachers and students can’t get to class because of fighting. In the Iraqi city of Mosul, Islamic…

Obama to meet with new India leader next week

WASHINGTON — President Obama hosts one of his more unique summits next week. He welcomes the new leader of India, a man previously denied a U.S. visa for more than a decade, and the guest of honor at a White…

Lawsuit: Prison awash in contraband, weapons, filth

JACKSON, Miss. — A private Mississippi prison that houses many inmates suffering from mental illness is a barbaric place where gangs and others beat, mistreat and exploit convicts, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court here. The American Civil…

Obama: World must work together to prevent epidemics

A day after warning the United Nations about the Ebola threat, President Obama delivered a similar message Friday to a global health forum: The world must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly disease beyond West Africa. Obama…

IMF approves $130 million for Ebola-stricken countries

Responding to the escalating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the International Monetary Fund today appoved $130 million in emergency financial help for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries hardest hit by the epidemic. The financing will be available…

Dunn retrial: Homeless man says he heard the gunfire

JACKSONVILLE — The second day of Michael Dunn’s murder retrial began Friday morning at the Duval County Courthouse with testimony from a homeless man who says he heard the gunfire erupt. Shawn Atkins told the court he was living in…

Islamic State subway plots: What we know

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi disclosed on Thursday that his government has received intelligence that Islamic State fighters have been plotting to attack the New York and Paris subway systems. Al-Abadi, who visited New York for the annual meeting of…

Holder, ‘still attorney general,’ pushes voting rights

WASHINGTON – Eric Holder said Friday that he will continue to fight for voting rights as long as he remains attorney general – and once he leaves office. “We will continue this fight until all Americans have equal access to…