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(CNN) – The family of Michael Brown is at home, awaiting the announcement of a grand jury decision into the shooting death of their teenage son.
The Browns had heard an announcement would be made late Monday, but they learned that the grand jury had reached a decision from CNN.
Lawyer Daryl Parks, co-counsel for the Brown Family, said he has "no explanation whatsoever" as to why the family was not contacted more quickly.
(CNN) – The announcement of a grand jury decision into the shooting death of Micheal Brown is expected Monday evening.
CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Mark O'Mara join "The Lead" for some insight into how the jury reached their decision.
(CNN) – Ferguson, Missouri, is awaiting the announcement of a grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
In the meantime, the community is preparing for protests.
"We are ready, we're organized, with an organized response – whatever the outcome may be with this announcement," said Ashley Yates, activist and co-creator of Millenial Activists United.
(CNN) – There are growing fears in Ferguson, Missouri, that if Officer Darren Wilson is not charged in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, the tensions that have been simmering for months are bound to boil over.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.
Hagel was pushed out - effectively fired - sources tell CNN. The Pentagon flatly denies that was the case.
"This was a mutual agreement that he and the President came to after a series of discussions that began as far back as late October," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
"Both men agreed that a change in leadership at the Pentagon was probably appropriate right now," he said.
For more of our interview with the Pentagon's Rear Adm. John Kirby, check out the video above.