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More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet night
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight....

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded....

Haitians blocked at US border find 'Mexican dream'
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts....

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

Post-vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech student; 3 arrests
ATLANTA (AP) -- Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said....

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual....

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math....

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West....

Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism....

GOP expresses hope for 'Obamacare' repeal, hurdles remain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue....

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