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After weeks of rising tension in Ferguson and the broader St. Louis region, the St. Louis County grand jury reviewing the death of Michael Brown has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on August 9. Reported...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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There's little the Washington-centric political-media universe loves more than the story of a fallen star. The defenestration of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reporters and pundits in a schadenfreude-driven tizzy. Was he fired? Was he in over his...
From: Mother Jones | Monday, November 24, 2014
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President Barack Obama is expected to announce the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday. The New York Times reports that the president's decision to ask Hagel to step down follows a series of meetings, which concluded that a change...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Monday, November 24, 2014
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After Monday's announcement that a grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the hundreds of pages of evidence that the grand jury considered. Following are...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee and Erika Eichelberger | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The execution of Dennis McGuire on January 16 of this year did not go as planned. Injected with an untested cocktail of drugs, the Ohio death row inmate gasped, choked, and writhed in his restraints. McGuire was declared dead after 26 minutes, having...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Remember the holiday formerly known as Thanksgiving? It had a pretty good run for about 390 years—until around 2011, when it began to be replaced with a shopping extravaganza. In the past few years, the traditional dividing line between Thanksgiving...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson and Ivylise Simones | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Here is Darren Wilson's testimony before the St. Louis County grand jury (h/t St. Louis Public Radio), starting on page 195. (His account of his encounter with Michael Brown begins on page 206.) Follow our coverage on what's happening in Ferguson here....
From: Mother Jones | By: Jaeah Lee and AJ Vicens | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The grand jury reviewing Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's case in St. Louis County announced on Monday night that Wilson will not be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The decision came more than three months after Wilson shot and...
From: Mother Jones | By: —By Mother Jones news team | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The weather pattern known as El Niño could be stunting kids' growth—even years after the extreme storms abate, a new study finds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by assistant professor of medicine and international...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jenna McLaughlin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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NWS Weather Prediction Service This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you've ever wanted to make post-stuffing snow angels, this year could be your chance. Forget for a moment that...
From: Mother Jones | By: Eric Holthaus | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Scientists and science journalists like to say that one of the best ways to tell that climate change is real is to take a look at the changes we can already see: This year is on track to be the hottest ever recorded, and glaciers, corn, and even grizzly...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Monday, November 24, 2014
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When Republicans took control of both houses of Congress earlier this month, they won an important new power: They can change how Congress does math. Seriously. Republicans, led by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), their budget guru, are considering altering...
From: Mother Jones | By: Erika Eichelberger | Monday, November 24, 2014
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In most states, a major barrier to bringing the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault to justice is baked into the law. Nationwide, 34 states and Washington, DC, have statutes of limitations on filing rape or sexual-assault charges, ranging from 3...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jordan Michael Smith and AJ Vicens | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Illustration by Chris Philpot Thanksgiving turkeys are one of America's oldest holiday traditions. But with their giant size, stooped frame, and limited mobility, today's birds bear little resemblance to their early counterparts. So how did we end up...
From: Mother Jones | By: Kiera Butler | Monday, November 24, 2014
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In recent years, more and more big-box retailers have begun forcing their employees to work on Thanksgiving Day. Now, some Ohio state legislators have had enough. They're introducing bills that would give workers the right to refuse to punch in on Thanksgiving,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The rat king is a haunting image from European folklore: a bevy of rats, tangled together by their tails and thought to grow together as a bunch. (Rat king characters also make appearances in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics and the animated show...
From: Mother Jones | By: Prashanth Kamalakanthan | Monday, November 24, 2014
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