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U.S. Top News: Attorneys for slain black Missouri teen to speak on Thursday

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Attorneys for slain black Missouri teen to speak on Thursday
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Lawyers for the unarmed black teen shot dead by a Missouri police officer on Thursday planned to discuss a private autopsy the teen's family commissioned, as the pathologist who performed it testifies before a grand jury.
U.S. Capitol workers, others to strike for higher pay, union
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. Capitol workers on Thursday will join for the first time a strike by other federal contract workers to press President Barack Obama to boost pay and spur unionization, a spokesman for strike organizers said.
911 tapes of Washington state school shooting rampage released
(Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday released emergency-911 calls of the shooting rampage at a Washington state high school last month, providing details on the scene of carnage and confusion.
Arkansas Governor to pardon son's drug conviction: report
(Reuters) - Outgoing Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said on Wednesday that he will pardon his son for a felony drug conviction, local media reported.
New Orleans detectives faulted for ignoring sex crimes
(Reuters) - Hundreds of sex crime complaints to the New Orleans Police Department over a three-year period went virtually uninvestigated, city watchdog and police officials said on Wednesday.
Exclusive: Controversial U.S. energy loan program has wiped out losses
(Reuters) - The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in the 2012 presidential election, is officially in the black.
Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper.
FedEx workers at New Jersey facility vote against unionization
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Workers at a Newark, New Jersey, FedEx Freight facility voted against joining a union on Wednesday, in a blow to a concerted drive by the Teamsters to unionize FedEx Corp.
California man pleads not guilty to killing family of four
VICTORVILLE Calif. (Reuters) - An ex-convict pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to four counts of murder in the slayings of a couple and their two young sons whose skeletal remains were found buried last year in the California desert.
New York ex-cop acquitted on cannibalism plot gets supervised release
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four months after the reversal of his conviction for plotting to kidnap and cannibalize women, a former New York City policeman on Wednesday walked out of a federal courthouse, sentenced to time already served and supervised release for a lesser offense.
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