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  • Members of the National Guard detain a protester in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday. More than 2,000 National Guard troops spread out across the St. Louis area to prevent another night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Updated at 6:22 a.m.

    Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests – these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury declined Monday to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Many of the protesters say they are angry that Wilson, who is white, was not charged in the fatal shooting of Brown, who was black.

  • Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

    The Internet radio service Pandora made its name by creating personalized stations using tools such as "like" and "dislike" buttons for listeners. But a deal between Pandora and a group of record labels has raised concerns that the company is favoring certain songs over others because it's paying...
  • Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

    In Taneka Hawkins' classroom, 20 kindergarteners wiggle through a mid-morning dance break, waving their arms and jumping around to a guided dance video. It's busy, to be sure, and a bit crowded. "The children are so small, and a lot of things that we do have to be so hands on, and it's kind of hard...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Foreclosure rates in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metro area decreased for the month of September over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic, a California-based provider of financial data. The rate of Youngstown-Warren...
  • SALEM, Ohio --The city is asking the community to submit nominations of prospective industrial sites that could be targeted for environmental assessment, cleanup and eventual reuse. The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Inc. is hosting a community and stakeholder...
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Were you to ask Robert Schmitz three years ago whether horse racing would thrive in the Mahoning Valley, or even throughout Ohio, he'd have given you slim odds. "Horse racing was at the bottom of the...

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