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national lead

August 15th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

Brown family attorney accuses police of 'character assassination' to 'justify this execution'

(CNN) - After nearly a week of protests and pleading, today the Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson finally released the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Also released were accusations that Michael Brown was a suspect in a convenience store robbery that took place just before the shooting.

But what police here in Ferguson call "transparency" is being labeled nothing short of "character assassination" by Brown's family.
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world lead

April 25th, 2014
04:51 PM ET

Heartbreaking new details in South Korean ferry search

Kyung Lah brings the latest on the South Korea ferry disaster; reporting the newest grim discovery on board.

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world lead

March 28th, 2014
06:30 PM ET

What mental health checks do pilots undergo?

Retired Northwest Airlines pilot David Funk discusses the systems in place to ensure pilots are stable enough to fly.

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world lead

March 28th, 2014
05:47 PM ET

Pilots' psychological testing probed

MH370 investigators are focusing on the mental state of the pilots to see if the plane could have been sabotaged. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

world lead

March 28th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Flight 370 families struggling to cope

The families of MH370 passengers find their emotions see-sawing between shock, grief, and rage. CNN's Jim Sciutto speaks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the physical impact of grief.

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