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  1. Federal investigations of Ferguson issues ongoing


    WASHINGTON — Two Justice Department investigations remain open related to the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of teenager Michael Brown, apart from the state grand jury's work.

  2. Ferguson timeline: Here are key events after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown


    Key events surrounding the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

  3. Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, dies at 78


    Marion S. Barry Jr., a sharecropper's son and civil rights pioneer who became a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of Washington, D.C., went to prison on a cocaine charge and then recaptured City Hall in one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of American politics, died early Sunday in Washington. He was 78.

    Despite scandals, Marion Barry was elected mayor of Washington, D.C., four times.
  4. Graft hobbles Iraq's military in fighting ISIS


    BAGHDAD — One Iraqi general is known as "chicken guy" because of his reputation for selling his soldiers' poultry provisions. Another is "arak guy," for his habit of enjoying that anise-flavored liquor on the job. A third is named after Iraq's 10,000-dinar bills, "Gen. Deftar," and is infamous for selling officer …

    An Iraqi army member reports to be reinstated in September, after many others deserted in the face of the ISIS onslaught.
  5. Iran nuclear negotiators weigh extending talks


    VIENNA — With a deadline for an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program just a day away, American officials finally acknowledged Sunday that the two sides would not reach a deal by today's deadline but would probably extend the talks a second time to explore a series of possible solutions.

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed extending the talks at a meeting on Sunday.  The original deadline for a deal is today.