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Attorney General Holder, in Ferguson, shares painful memories of racism

Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in the St. Louis area Wednesday to tour a community roiled by the police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen – nine months after he had visited the same city to tout new initiatives aimed at keeping poor black men out of prison.

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Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets record

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

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Chris Christie stumps for Sam Brownback, picks up barbecue in KCK

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie buzzed into Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday morning to campaign for fellow Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Christie came into town to attend a noontime Mission Hills fundraiser, but stopped on the way at Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que. His appearance created a stir in the gas station-turned-restaurant.

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