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November 25th, 2014
09:14 AM ET

Darren Wilson's Side of the Story

Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down - as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson - the files remain locked up.

But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's death have been released to the public.

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November 25th, 2014
06:36 AM ET

Streets of Ferguson Smolder After Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officer

This was Ferguson early Tuesday morning.

Shattered glass from looted stores covered the asphalt. The smoke of tear gas lingered in the cold air. A no-fly zone imposed over the city.

"This ain't Iraq. This is the United States," Demetric Whitlock yelled to a line of police officers on South Florissant Road, in front of the Ferguson Police Department.

When a grand jury decided Monday not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the act triggered fresh confrontations between protesters and police in the tense Missouri city.

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November 24th, 2014
09:26 AM ET

Is Ferguson Grand Jury Close to Deciding?

As a grand jury reconvenes Monday to weigh evidence in the Michael Brown shooting, the city of Ferguson is on edge. Some businesses have boarded up and activists are prepared to protest.

Local officials told CNN that if the grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson on Monday, an official announcement of that decision could come soon afterward - rather than 48 hours later as previously planned.

Officials caution, however, that nothing is set and logistics are still being worked out.

Prosecutors haven't said what their plans are.

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November 21st, 2014
09:25 AM ET

Obama: 'You Can Come Out of the Shadows'

President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants.

Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address that he would bolster border security and make it harder for unauthorized outsiders to get into the country.

"Today our immigration system is broken and everybody knows it," Obama said. "It's been this way for decades and for decades we haven't done much about it."

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