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A day after meeting with Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Michael Brown's mother held out hope that she could eventually believe in the investigations into her 18-year-old's death. Erin Burnett has more.
August 21st, 2014
11:41 PM ET

Final gunshot in Michael Brown case could be key to indictment

The decision to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown could come down to the circumstances of one gunshot. A private autopsy of the slain teen reveals he was shot at least six times. Brown's family believes their son may have survived if it had not been for a fatal shot to his head.

Private autopsy finds Michael Brown shot at least 6 times

CNN's David Mattingly reports.


Filed under: Michael Brown • News
August 21st, 2014
11:22 PM ET

Why do police have battlefield weapons?

Police tactics in Missouri have been under fire since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by police.

A day after a police officer in Ferguson was suspended for threatening protesters with a rifle, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the state's first black governor weighed in for the first time since Brown's death.

"I'm sick of unarmed, black men being shot by police," Patrick told reporters.

Backlash over law enforcement's use of force at Ferguson protests are fueling questions about whether police need equipment that was designed for the battlefield.

The Senate announced Thursday it will examine the militarization of police.

CNN's Deborah Feyerick has this exclusive OutFront investigation.


Filed under: Michael Brown • News
August 21st, 2014
10:57 PM ET

ISIS wanted $132M ransom for James Foley

As the United States continues airstrikes in northern Iraq, CNN is learning more about the demands of ISIS.

The terrorist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley demanded $100 million euros, roughly $132 million dollars as ransom.

James Foley's final months: Mock executions, failed rescue attempt

The United States government would not negotiate with ISIS and many of the communications with the group fell to Foley's family and his employer, the GlobalPost.

OutFront, CEO Phil Balboni was Foley's boss on his fateful assignment in Syria.


Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • James Foley • Syria
August 21st, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Official: American Ebola patients released from hospital pose "no public health threat"

The two Americans infected with the deadly Ebola virus are now out of the hospital. Doctor Kent Brantly was released from Emory University hospital Thursday morning.

CNN learned Nancy Writebol was discharged Tuesday. Their doctor says they pose "no public health threat," though CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports a low risk remains that the two Americans could still infect others.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
August 21st, 2014
01:24 PM ET

Wanted for murder: Owl enters high-rise apartment, kills canary

The intruder entered a high-rise apartment and killed the canary. But he wasn't exactly breaking and entering, he was flying and entering.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story of an owl guilty of fowl play.


Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos • OffBeat
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