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national lead

August 25th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

State senator: Michael Brown funeral was a missed opportunity

(CNN) – Thousands attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white police officer. And while it was a moving, emotional ceremony, one state senator says it was also a missed opportunity.
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world lead

August 25th, 2014
05:43 PM ET

Syria ready to cooperate with U.N. to fight ISIS

(CNN) - The Syrian regime says it's ready to accept support from the United States and others working under the U.N. umbrella to fight "terrorists."

The comments, by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, were made Monday as ISIS fighters seized control of a strategically important air base in the country.

The war-racked nation has been losing control of the northeastern region to ISIS militants.

Moallem, however, warned against any unilateral action or strikes in Syrian territory without permission.

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national lead

August 25th, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Rep. Clay to Brown family: You do not stand alone

(CNN) – Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Missouri, whose district includes the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has a message for Michael Brown's family: You do not stand alone.
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August 25th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Analysis: Media coverage of Michael Brown

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper

(CNN) – St. Louis, Missouri, is a community in mourning.

And beyond that, it is a community that is angry – angry about what it sees as yet another unnecessary death of a young African American man.

Throughout these past 16 days, many outside St. Louis, commenting on all the attention given to Michael Brown's death, have asked why we in the media aren't covering others deaths with the same intensity?
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