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People walk through the streets after a standoff with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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This image posted by the Raqqa Media Center shows fighters from the Islamic State group on top of a military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria, Thursday, Aug 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)
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Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, center, arrives for his and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Erekat's visit to Moscow is part of an effort to gain international support as Palestinian negotiators in Cairo try to hammer out a deal with Israel on the future of the war-torn Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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FILE - This May 25, 2006 file photo shows Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2010, file photo Rahm Emanuel takes a seat to chat and have breakfast with William Morris, left, and Paul Bryson center, at Izola's Restaurant as he prepares to run for mayor in Chicago. Emanuel swept into the mayor’s office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise, some might say a threat, to tackle Chicago’s many problems with the same ferocity that made him at times feared in national politics. Almost four years into his term, the former White House chief of staff has been true to his word. And along the way, he’s ticked off enough people to expect, by most accounts, a serious challenge when he seeks a second term early next year. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green,File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, a Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, a local Maasai tribesman places his hand on the tusk of a tranquilized wild elephant during an anti-poaching elephant-collaring operation near Kajiado, in southern Kenya. A Kenyan consumer lobby group said Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 that 5,000 Chinese nationals who are coming to Kenya for the construction of a railway line pose a threat to the country's elephants, and that conservationists have seen a rise in elephant poaching deaths in Kenya as the number of Chinese nationals in the country has risen. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
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FILE - In this July 21, 2010 file photo, people make their way past the McDonald's restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. McDonald’s understands its reputation for serving cheap, greasy fare is a growing liability and is trying to change in a variety of ways. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after a point against Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ARRESTS, TEAR GAS MAR FERGUSON NIGHT

Despite the deployment of the National Guard, who stood back, clashes between police and protesters continued in the St. Louis suburb where the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a policeman.

2. OBAMA STRUGGLES TO FIND ROLE IN FERGUSON CRISIS

The nation’s first black president is caught between his obligation to defend government actions and the expectation that he would empathize with African Americans’ grievances.

3. REPORT SAYS MILITANS IN SYRIA HAVE ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS

New findings come as the FAA forbids American carriers from flying over Syrian airspace for fear of being shot down. S

4. CEASEFIRE EXTENSION ALLOWS MIDEAST TALKS TO CONTINUE

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are trying to hammer out a long-term deal in Cairo that may ease the blockade on Gaza.

5. JEFFORDS REMEMBERED FOR INDEPENDENT STREAK

The quiet Vermont senator voted against his party many times till he split from it, giving the Senate majority to Democrats in 2001.

6. WHAT SOME CHICAGOANS ARE LOOKING FOR

A challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The former White House chief of staff has tackled many problems in his first term but ticked off critics who are seeking a replacement in 2015. C

7. U.N. MAKES NEW PLEA IN EBOLA FIGHT

The global health agency says African countries hit with the virus should begin exit screening all passengers leaving airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.

8. VICIOUS CONSEQUENCE OF IVORY DEMAND

A study finds that poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the mammals’ death rate.

9. HOW AN ICONIC FOOD CHAIN IS TRYING TO CHANGE ITS IMAGE

McDonald’s is growing frustrated with its reputation for serving cheap, greasy fare, and they’re courting the media to change that perception.

10. WHO IS OUT OF U.S. OPEN

A wrist injury will sideline reigning champion Rafael Nadal, meaning Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will be the players to beat in tennis’ final major.

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