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Ferguson Police Will Be Banned From Wearing ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Bracelets

By Eyder Peralta on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was “exacerbating an already tense atmosphere.” After a talk with the department, the police chief said he would institute a new policy.

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The ‘Bond King’ Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

By Marilyn Geewax on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

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Thai Leader Threatens New Takeover: The TV Soaps

By Scott Neuman on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he’s ordered a complete rewrite of Thailand’s daily fare of infidelity and violence, and if it’s not done right, he’s threatened to do the job himself.

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Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood’s Lens Gets A Little Larger

By David Schaper on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

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Fire Grounds Hundreds Of Flights At Chicago Airports

By Scott Neuman on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm

The fire in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Ill., caused numerous flight cancellations at O’Hare and Midway.

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Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine

By Scott Neuman on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Hungary’s national gas operator says the “indefinite” cutoff is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia’s Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.

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China: ‘Serious’ Terrorist Attack Kills 50 In Xinjiang

By Scott Neuman on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm

First reports of the attack in the largely Muslim region last Sunday said two people had died, but state-run media now say the toll is much higher.

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More Protests In Ferguson Follow Police Chief’s Video Apology

By Scott Neuman on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Thomas Jackson, who apologized in a video released Thursday for the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, faced protesters calling for his resignation.

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U.K. Approves Joining Anti-ISIS Airstrikes In Iraq

By Scott Neuman on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

The parliamentary vote comes after Prime Minister David Cameron urged MPs to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a “clear and proven” danger to his country.

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Photos: Jeter Leaves Yankee Stadium With One Last Game-Winning Hit

By Chris Hopkins on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 8:43 am

Derek Jeter’s single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 on Thursday night in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring shortstop has played 20 seasons with the team.

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