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Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

By Dana Farrington on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”

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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

By L. Carol Ritchie on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.

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Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

By Dana Farrington on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was “acting erratically.”

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

By Elise Hu on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

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Think Tank Apologizes For ‘Unconscionable’ Tweet To Amnesty

By Dana Farrington on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization’s account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

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3 Of Pope’s Family Members Die In Traffic Accident In Argentina

By Dana Farrington on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Pope Francis is “profoundly saddened” by news that the wife of his nephew and her two young children have been killed, Vatican Radio reports. His nephew is in intensive care.

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Brita Recalls Kids’ Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting

By Bill Chappell on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.

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Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

By Bill Chappell on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Cuba’s parliament isn’t big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country’s president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers’ rights bill.

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Poet Known As The ‘Lioness Of Iran’ Dies At 87

By Davar Ardalan on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

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Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed ‘Galloping Ghost’ Is Found

By Krishnadev Calamur on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.

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