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Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Was a Ferguson Grand Jury the Best Option?

As businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, and police around the country brace for the grand jury decision on whether or not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, experts told NBC News that the legal proceedings could have taken place a different way. Robert McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney, could have made the decision to charge Officer Darren Wilson himself. However, McCulloch decided to present the case to a grand jury, and ordered that proceedings be recorded and made public if Wilson was not indicted. But it was announced Sunday that a judge would need to review the evidence that was presented before deciding what portions would be released. A legal expert said the uncertainty that comes with having a grand jury may bring “allegations of conspiracy between the police department and the prosecutor.” The jury has not yet decided whether or not to indict Wilson and are planning to reconvene on Monday, sources told NBC News. Read »
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Iranian Assets Unfrozen as Nuclear Talks Extended

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Lockdown at Army Base

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Strong Winds Set to Delay Flights Ahead of Thanksgiving

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Flooding Threat Looms as Buffalo Snow Melts

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Pope Francis Confers Sainthood on 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Russian Soyuz Capsule Brings New Crew to Space Station

A Russian spaceship delivered three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy to the International Space Station on Sunday. Inside the capsule were Russia's Anton Shkaplerov, NASA's Terry Virts and Italy’s first female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. The trio joins three other astronauts who have been living aboard the station for weeks. The Soyuz capsule launched from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan just after 4 p.m. ET Sunday, and docked with the space station after an orbital ride lasting less than six hours at 9:49 p.m. ET. Read »
Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

"A Reason to Run": For 2 Men, the Road Leads to Ferguson

Two men ran from Atlanta to Ferguson, Missouri to pay tribute to Michael Brown and call for justice, NBC News reported. Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills, who don't consider themselves runners, trained for a few weeks before embarking on a 20-day journey that took them through five states in rain, sleet, hail and snow. Their destination was the Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson where the teen was shot. "I had a reason to run, not to run from my problems, but to run towards a problem and run for the problems of the world and the problems of America and what's going on now." Hall said. A grand jury's decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Brown in August, could come this week. Read »
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Putin May Run Again but Won't Be President for Life

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Dutch Complete Recovery of MH17 Wreckage: Gov't

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Ferguson Grand Jury Records Not Approved for Release

The prosecutor overseeing the Ferguson grand jury hearing the Michael Brown case took the rare step of recording and documenting the proceedings, but that doesn't mean they will be released to the public if police officer Darren Wilson isn't indicted, officials said Sunday, NBC News reported. The St. Louis County director of judicial administration, Paul Fox, released a statement Sunday saying that St. Louis Judge Carolyn Whittington has to analyze the records before she approves that they be released, and Whittington can't do that until the grand jury has finished hearing evidence. The grand jury's decision on whether to indict Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Brown in August, could come this week. Read »
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Giuliani, Dyson Have Tense Exchange on Race

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson got into a heated exchange over policing in black communities Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press." After Giuliani expressed sympathy towards the grand jurors deciding whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teen Michael Brown, Dyson defend the outrage of the protesters. Dyson said Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to preemptively enact a state of emergency sent the wrong signal, sparking a heated debate on race. Click through for more on the heated exchange. Read »
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Suicide Bomber Kills 49 at Afghan Volleyball Game

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Big Businesses Guard Against Cyberattacks

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Tunisia Votes in Historical Election

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