What To Do If The Police Stops You: A High School Course

@MassDeception1 via Twitter

The New York Civil Liberties Union gave a two-day training on dealing with police encounters at East Side Community High School in New York City. 



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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency To Prep For Ferguson Hearing

Missouri governor Jay Nixon is prepared for civil unrest. / @TelegraphHerald via Twitter

Missouri governor Jay Nixon fears potential unrest after the anticipated Ferguson hearing. 



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Was Putin Eager To Leave G20 After Criticisms From World Leaders?

(Putin cuddles a koala with Australian prime minster Tony Abbott. / @CBSNews via Twitter)

Contrary to popular reports, Putin did not leave the Summit early-- but that didn't stop him from being the first to fly out of Australia. 



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Town In Massachusetts To Consider Banning Tobacco Products

Tobacco-related products may soon disappear from shop aisles in small town of Westminster. / @cbsboston via Twitter

Could this proposal by a small Massachusetts town be a glimpse into Prohibition era, except for tobacco? 



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Game Of Thrones Banned By Turkish Army

Game of Thrones / @salmanbelieve via Twitter

The Turkish army has banned popular US TV series to protect its men from "negative behavior". 



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Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard Chooses Her Own Death

Brittany Maynard / @mashable via Twitter

Maynard became the face of the controversial death with dignitiy movement, ending her own life this Saturday.



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Car Accident Kills St. Louis Cardinals Taveras

Oscar Taveras / @BaseballBros via Twitter

The St. Louis Cardinals lost its young outfield prospect tonight in a car accident. 



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Hungarian Internet Tax Met With Protest

Hungarians protested against what they call an anti-democratic proposal to tax internet usage. / @lazlow_hu via Twitter

Hungarian people took to the streets to protest against the proposal to tax internet usage. 



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Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter, Campaigns To End Cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky spoke at Forbes Under 30 Summit on Monday. /@HvMComm via Twitter

 The former White House intern, who instigated one of the most notorious scandals of 1990s, just joined Twitter on Monday.



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Turkey To Open Its Bases For US Forces Against ISIS

Fighting ensues in the border town of Kobani. / @RT_com via Twitter

US and coalition forces will now be able to use Turkish bases in their fight against ISIS. 



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ISIS Enters Syria-Turkey Border Town Of Kobane, Fighting Ensues

Fighting ensues in the border town of Kobane. / @BBCWorld via Twitter

ISIS has entered Kobane, forcing Kurdish civilians to flee to the Turkish border. 



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Tropical Storm Simon Prompts High Surf Warnings In SoCal

Tropical Storm Simon / @JLeslieNOAA via Twitter

Beaches in L.A. could face waves as tall as 6 to 8 feet. 



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Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In 5 More States

Supreme Court decisions will now allow same-sex marriage in 5 more states. / @WLKY via Twitter

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. 



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North and South Korea To Resume Talks About Cross-Border Issues

North Korean official Hwang Pyong So arrived in South Korea for the closing of Asian Games. / @peoplenewsdaily via Twitter

North Korean officials visited their South Korean counterparts on Saturday. 



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Shots Fired Near Ethiopian Embassy, Suspect Detained

Investigations continue after the suspect has been detained. ( Clarence Williams / Twitter)

The suspect allegedly fired shots on Monday around noon. 



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Students Stage Mass Protest In Hong Kong For Democracy

University students, academics, and non-teaching staff took to the streets in protest. (Global Voices / Twitter)

Current USC students and alumni in Hong Kong speaks about the boycott. 



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Founder Of Chick-Fil-A Dies At 93

Truett Cathy. (@AtlBizChron / Twitter)

To some, Cathy was more than just the founder of a popular fast food chain. 



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Arab League And US To Tackle ISIS

The Arab League voted to support US-European led efforts in fighting ISIS. (The National UAE / Twitter)

The Arab League voted to join forces with the US and European states to combat the Islamic State. 



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Strikes Nationwide Over Minimum Wage

Fast food workers are protesting for higher wages in New York and other cities around the nation (Twitter/@citizenactionny)

Fast food workers are in an ongoing strike nationwide to raise minimum wage.



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"Rubble Bucket Challenge" Hopes To Spark Awareness For Gaza

Aloul put his own spin on the popular ice bucket challenge. (SpeedReads / Twitter)

Gaza-based journalist puts his own spin on the popular campaign to raise awareness for Gaza. 



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Tensions Rise Between China And Hong Kong Over Election Reforms

Protestors in Occupy Central movement plan to hold a demonstration on Sunday. (TODAYonline / Twitter)

Beijing has placed strict restrictions on Hong Kong's election framework for 2017. 



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New Measures Hope To Boost Security Around Campus

Petitions by USC community pushed for safety measures to be reviewed. (Josie Huang/Twitter)

The pure act of measuring improvements on campus safety will always be difficult.



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Armed Soldier Barricades Herself, Prompts Lockdown In Virginia

US military base at Fort Lee went under lockdown on Monday morning. (Times-Dispatch/Twitter)

Armed soldier barricaded and shot herself in an office located in Fort Lee, Virginia on Monday morning.



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Musings From My Motherland: Mastering The Art Of 'Janglish'

Japanese locals and tourists enjoy a picnic underneath the cherry blososm, known as "hanami" / Photo by Shoko Oda

Am I Japanese, or have I become too "American" to call myself that?



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First Indian Mars Mission Leaves Earth Orbit

Scientists work on Mangalyaan. / via Creative Commons

India jumps on board with the quest for the red planet. 



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World AIDS Day: Spike Of HIV Cases In Iran

via Creative Commons

World AIDS Day brings attention to this country that has a spike in new cases. 



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North Korea Confirms Detention Of An American Citizen

Koryo Tours, one of the companies that offer guided tours to North Korea. / via Koryo Tours

Newman was just one of the many who venture into one of the most closed-off country in the world. 



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Iran And World Powers Reach A Nuclear Deal

Iran's nuclear program is due for some change after Sunday's agreement. / Asian Media via Creative Commons

Iran's nuclear program is due for some change after Sunday's agreement. 



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FDA Issues Health Notice Against French Fries

Fried foods contain high levels of acrylamide, which may cause cancer. / via Creative Commons

"Would you like some fries with that?" You might want to say "no" next time.



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Chilean Presidential Election Favors Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet / Jose Carvajal Olguin via Creative Commons

Bachelet and her runoff rival Matthei have a complex and bitter past. 



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Storify: Tornadoes Hit Midwest, Severe Storm Expected To Continue

Firefighters in Illinois survey the area after tornado struck. / Steve Smedley, The Pantagraph via Twitter

53 million people threatened as violent storms continue.



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Movember May Have Actual Health Benefits

Not shaving might have actual health benefits. / Filly Campbell via Creative Commons

It's Movember- and NOT shaving might have actual health benefits. 



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Migrant Ship Sinks At Bay of Bengal

Bodies found after the Lampedusa shipwreck / Creative Commons

Sunday's shipwreck in the Bay of Bengal highlights the risk migrants are taking for a better life. 



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Dia De Los Muertos On Olvera Street

A young woman at a face paint stand at Olvera Street / Shoko Oda

PHOTO ESSAY: Angelenos gathered at Olvera Street to celebrate the Mexican holiday. 



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The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed Dies at 71

Lou Reed / Lee Thompson via Creative Commons

The iconic pioneer of rock and roll passed away on Sunday in his Southampton home. 



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Peace Talks On Syria Set For November

With more than 100,000 dead in Syria, peace talks are becoming more crucial than ever before. / Creative Commons

The date is set-- but will it pull through? 



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California On Alert For Yellow Fever Carrying Mosquitoes

Aedes Aegypti, the carrier of deadly yellow and dengue fevers. / Jimmy Smith via Flickr Creative Commons

Watch out for these little buggers that can carry life-threatening diseases. 



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Sex Trafficking Is No Foreign Matter

Sex trafficking is a local problem here in LA, photo via Creative Commons

"The Majority of the [sex trafficking] cases you're going to see are ones just down the street on Figueroa." 



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