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national lead

August 13th, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Rev. Jesse Jackson: There's a Ferguson near you

(CNN) – This week was supposed to be Michael Brown's first at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral.

The 18-year-old was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, on Saturday, sparking a federal civil rights inquiry, local protests and national debate.

Civil rights leader Rev. Jess Jackson wrote an op-ed for USA Today entitled "There's a Ferguson near you."
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politics lead

August 13th, 2014
05:20 PM ET

Obama and Hillary Clinton will 'absolutely' hug it out

(CNN) – The book tour to rival all book tours continues on Martha's Vineyard, where Hillary Clinton is signing copies of her autobiography, "Hard Choices."

It's turning out to be a big week on the island, and tonight will be the main event. Clinton told reporters Wednesday she "absolutely" looks forward to hugging it out with the President at a party tonight hosted by a mutual friend.
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world lead

August 13th, 2014
05:12 PM ET

Arab neighbors joined ISIS slaughter, escaped Yazidi says

Faysh Khabur, Iraq (CNN) - In an exodus of almost biblical proportions, thousands trudge across a river to escape killers belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Entire families carry nothing but the clothes on their backs. Some are barefoot.

Jamal Jamir, a 23-year-old university student from Sinjar, told CNN his family fled to the barren and windswept Mount Sinjar more than a week ago after ISIS captured their town. The group, which calls itself the Islamic State, has been on a rampage, killing members of various minorities, including Yazidis.

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