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Demonstrators block a busy intersection while marching through the streets to protest the August shooting of Michael Brown, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The grand jury was widely expected to reconvene on Monday.


2014-11-23 21:18:54 -0700

FILE - Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry listens to speeches at the awards luncheon of the National Conference of Black Mayors, in this April 26, 2002 file photo taken in Jackson, Miss. Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)There is no middle ground in judging four-time Washington mayor Marion Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78. For many whites, Barry was a politician addicted to alcohol, drugs and power. Meanwhile, most African-Americans in D.C. enshrined him as a strong leader who shared their struggles and overcame the odds; regardless of his personal failings, they embraced him as their own. Yet he failed to improve the lives of the poor Washingtonians who revered him.


2014-11-23 19:13:08 -0700

A dump truck unloads snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo after heavy lake-effect snowstorms, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance — not of snow but possible flooding.


2014-11-24 00:14:08 -0700