August 15th, 2014
10:50 AM ET

New Head of Ferguson Security: 'How Would I Feel?'

For the new head of security in Ferguson, Missouri, the work is personal.

The St. Louis suburb has become a flashpoint in the wake of a weekend police shooting that left African-American teenager Michael Brown dead.

State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was tapped for the job Thursday.

"A young man lost his life and so I grieve for that family because I have a son," he told CNN's Jake Tapper. "We're going to look at this from a personal standpoint and if that was my son - or that was my friend - how would I feel?"

State troopers are taking over security after days of clashes between protesters and local police, who have been accused of using excessive force in response to the demonstrations.

"We do need to do something different and we're doing that," Johnson told Tapper. "Sometimes you just have to - not just let people speak, but you have to listen."

Earlier in the day, he told reporters in St. Louis that he grew up in the area and considers it both his community and home.

Ferguson has been the scene of protests since Saturday, when a police officer shot and killed Brown, who was unarmed. Police say he was trying to grab the officer's gun. Witnesses say the 18-year-old was holding his hands in the air when he was fatally shot.

Follow for more on this developing story

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August 15th, 2014
09:57 AM ET

Learn More About Most Complete T.Rex Ever Found

If you're interested in dinosaurs, you may be fascinated by the story of Sue, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered.

The new film "Dinosaur 13" documents the discovery of the fossils in a small town in South Dakota and the battle for ownership that followed.

On "New Day" Friday, director Todd Miller spoke with CNN's Michaela Pereira about the movie.

He described the fight between The Black Hills Institute paleontologists who first located Sue and the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes and competing paleontologists.



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August 15th, 2014
09:17 AM ET

See Policeman's Epic Dancing

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a group of kids in Kansas City are taken by surprise when a policeman shows up for an epic dance-off.

If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

See the full story at CNN affiliate WTNH.

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August 15th, 2014
08:58 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – August 15, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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