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Ferguson Braces for New Public Reaction

Pastor Charles Burton lies on the driveway at the Ferguson, Mo., police station as a chalk drawing is made as a memorial to Michael Brown, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Pastor Charles Burton lies on the driveway at the Ferguson, Mo., police station as a chalk drawing is made as a memorial to Michael Brown, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

When the grand jury decision is announced in early November about whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be indicted in the August shooting death...

  • In this photograph taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, William Gluckman, president of FastER Urgent Care, poses for The Associated Press in his facility in Morris Plains, N.J. Word that a second Dallas nurse caught the ebola disease from a patient has put the spotlight on weak spots in the U.S. health care system. But it's not just hospital emergency rooms that are on the front lines, thousands of round-the-clock clinics across the country are also possible first points of contact _ though they are not equipped to treat such a serious illness nor do they have isolation units. The clinics are scrambling to prepare their staff while also trying to get the message out that anyone who suspects they may have the virus should go to the hospital _ not an urgent care facility. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • A file photo of police at a crime scene in New York City, July 28, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • AP reporter Kathy Gannon answers questions during an interview in New York on Oct. 9, 2014. This was Gannon's first interview since she and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus were attacked on April 4, by a gunman in Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan as they prepared to cover the presidential election the next day. Niedringhaus was killed in the attack and Gannon is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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  • A sign at the entrance of Eaton Canyon Park on Oct. 13 in Pasadena, Calif. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

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  • "If anything, the rhetoric and actions of political leaders demonstrate that hostility directed at the opposition is acceptable, even appropriate," says Shanto Iyengar. "While Republicans view fellow partisans as patriotic, well-informed, and altruistic, Democrats are judged to exhibit precisely the opposite traits." (Daniel Lobo/Flickr)

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  • FILE -In this Oct. 1, 2005 file photo, patrons wait for the doors to open at the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction, Calif., to see a performance. The town once thrived while a local borax mine and railroad were still in operation. By the late 1920s, the town was little more than a tourist stop on the way to the park. Today most of the buildings are gone but the town remains a draw thanks to a hotel and the restored opera house.  (AP Photo/The Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris, File)  LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Ghost Towns of the US Southwest

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  • This Nov. 3, 2008, photo shows aboveground casks designed to store radioactive waste from a nuclear reactor at Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach, Calif. A senior federal nuclear expert who was stationed at the plant is urging regulators to shut down the facility until they can determine whether it can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several earthquake faults that have been discovered near the complex in recent years. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

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  • The Arab Bank's main offices in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on August 16. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Indian people living in the US gather in support outside the White House, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2014. Modi launched his Washington visit late on Monday at a private dinner hosted by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the ornate Blue Room of the White House. He came to Washington after wowing members of the Indian diaspora in New York and making his debut at the United Nations General Assembly, following his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) landslide election win in May. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Fernando, 14, poses for a photo behind a painting he made to honor a dead friend Johnny in Chicago. When he was just 12, he witnessed a drive-shooting where one friend survived a bullet to the head and another died on Fernando's couch, awaiting an ambulance. Fernando is part of the first class of Urban Warriors, a new YMCA-sponsored pilot program that pairs Iraq and Afganistan vets, most grew up with friends or family in gangs, with teens from similar backgrounds. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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  • For Cassandra Rose and Conrad Goetzinger, shown on the porch of their home in Omaha, Neb., wage garnishments are the single largest expense in their budget. (Eric Francis/AP for ProPublica)

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  • The gateway to the Knabb Complex of ball fields in Macclenny, Fla., Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

    Turpentine Magnate Used Jail Inmates to Get Rich

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  • Historians and members of the Midwest History Working Group — (L-R) John Miller, Mike Allen, Jon Lauck, Kurt Leichtle and Catherine Cocks — attend a meeting in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 7, 2014. One of the ideas they came up with was to publish an online journal on a shoestring budget. But the University of Nebraska Press expressed interest in publishing a printed journal, and the group jumped at the chance. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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