Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, August 11
Police are investigating the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
August 11th, 2014
03:52 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, August 11

A Missouri community is outraged after an officer shoots a teen. West Africa scrambles to stop the spread of Ebola. And Iraq reels from humanitarian and political crises.

It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."


Unrest after vigil: Confrontations between police and residents of a St. Louis suburb raged into the night after a fatal weekend shooting of a teen by an officer. Crowds gathered yesterday for a vigil for Michael Brown, 18, in the Missouri town of Ferguson. Protesters hurled bottles at officers and kicked police cars parked on the streets.


Humanitarian, political crises: A crisis so dire that families are fleeing to Syria. A militant threat so strong that U.S. forces are striking from the sky. And a power struggle so tense that it could derail hopes for political stability. As Iraq's political and humanitarian crises escalate simultaneously, foreign countries are getting more deeply involved.



Holding, for now: A new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding today. The lull in fighting, planned to last for three days, is expected to allow another round of indirect negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials aimed at finding a more permanent end to hostilities in the Gaza conflict.



Desperate measures: West African nations are taking drastic action to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, and Zambia has banned arrivals of people from countries that've had an Ebola outbreak, a preventive measure to stop the virus from entering the country.




Slam on Obama: Hillary Clinton distanced herself from President Obama's approach to foreign policy in an interview published yesterday. "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle," she told The Atlantic. Obama describes his foreign policy doctrine as "Don't do stupid stuff."

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Margaret Morgan

    Wow!!!!!!!! No happy/ silly topics for this New Day? There has to be some happiness some where in this sad world of ours.

    August 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  2. Steve

    Wow.....I really miss those funny little video clips at the end?!

    August 11, 2014 at 10:40 am | Reply
  3. Margaret Morgan

    Wow!!!!!!!! There aren't any happy/ silly things this New Day morning!!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2014 at 8:55 am | Reply
  4. hythloday

    things that humble, hard-working citizens are fed up with: arrogant out-of-control "storm trooper" cops; incumbent corporate controlled representatives(hopefully all incumbents will be voted out of office in the midterm elections); and endless military violence stirred up by the military-industrial complex.

    August 11, 2014 at 8:36 am | Reply
  5. mike in NH

    Clinton "Don't do stupid stuff." She's running.................

    August 11, 2014 at 7:33 am | Reply
  6. noeppeoee

    nobody cares about Shillary

    August 11, 2014 at 7:27 am | Reply
    • Roy732

      you don't, but the majority of the country does, since they'll vote for her. While you continue to vote for a loser republican.

      August 11, 2014 at 9:44 am | Reply

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