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(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.
(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.
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.