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Reverend Al Sharpton, right, introduces the father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., center to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. "Tomorrow all I want is peace," Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis' largest city park Sunday during brief remarks at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

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A cracked section of roadway is shown in the Carneros district following an earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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In this image made from undated video obtained by The Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a man believed to be Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria, delivers a statement. The U.S. government said on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 that Curtis, who had been held hostage for about two years, had been released. (AP Photo)
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a video screen showing Hamas militants firing rockets into Israel from areas near schools and Hamas deploying civilians as human shields, as he gives a news conference in Jerusalem. A day after the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, posted the video of American journalist James Foley's killing, Netanyahu debuted his latest catchphrase: "Hamas is ISIS. ISIS is Hamas." He has continued to repeat the slogan at news conferences, on Twitter and even at his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Aug. 24. Hamas itself condemned Netanyahu's comparison, saying its battle is against Israel, not against the entire West. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool, File)
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago. In a surprising new policy statement, the American Heart Association backs electronic cigarettes as a last resort to help smokers quit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, people walk by the Bellagio, in Las Vegas. This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from fees and surcharges, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study. Nearly half of the increase can be attributed to new surcharges and hotels increasing the amounts of existing fees. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, Nick Howell, 13, a member of the McLean family who owns Uncle Matt's organic orange juice company, places a vial containing the tamarixia wasp to release in their orange groves in hopes of combating the citrus greening disease, in Clermont, Fla. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, students Julian Lopez, second left, Ben Montalbano, second right and James Agostino, right, listen during their Advanced Placement (AP) Physics class at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington. A new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. to curb their widespread lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. The policy was published online Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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

1. WHO ASKS FOR 'DAY OF SILENCE' TODAY

The father of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Missouri, sends out a plea for peace as he lays his son to rest.

2. 6.0 CALIFORNIA QUAKE CAUSES INJURIES, POWER OUTAGES

The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sends scores of people to hospitals, sparks fires, damages historic buildings and knocks out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

3. U.S. JOURNALIST HELD BY AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP RELEASED

Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts is freed less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

4. OBAMA RETURNS FROM VACATION TO NEW CRISES

The president, who spent 15 days in Martha’s Vineyard, faces new challenges in Ukraine and Missouri, as well as the growing threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

5. WHY ISRAEL’S LEADER TRIES TO LINK HAMAS, IRAQ EXTREMISTS

Israel’s prime minister tries to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist’s beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe.

6. E-CIGARETTES MAY BE LAST RESORT TO HELP SMOKERS QUIT

The American Heart Association wants tighter regulations on popular nicotine-vapor products but says they could help people stop smoking eventually.

7. HOW HOTELS ARE RAKING UP THE FEES

Guests are being charged for many services like early check-in, bed-type guarantee and even luggage storage.

8. WHAT THREATENS $9B FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY

Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called “the yellow dragon.”

9. PEDIATRICIANS: BACK TO SCHOOL BETTER WITH LATER START TIMES

The American Academy of Pediatricians says delaying classes till at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb lack of sleep for teens which is linked to poor grades, bad health and even car crashes.

10. BEYONCE DAZZLES AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

The diva closed the show with a 20-minute performance in a night where Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Eminem took home trophies.

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