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U.S. Top News: National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - (Please note offensive language in last paragraph)
Two FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though the incident was "not directly related" to racially charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, an agency spokeswoman said.
U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States has issued a warning to travelers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti.
U.S. FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed requiring a fix for Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner on Wednesday, a move prompted by "numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors" on the high-tech plane's wings.
Police arrest 44 in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday.
Utah agrees to drop parts of disputed 2011 immigration law
(Reuters) - Utah has agreed to roll back key provisions of a 2011 state law allowing police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented, a civil liberties group said on Tuesday.
U.S. judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi
LITTLE ROCK, Ark./JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately overturning measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.
Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance
CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.
In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent.
Sharpton slams grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb.
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