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Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing molotov cocktails at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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In this Aug. 9, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, about the ongoing situation in Iraq. The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group’s momentum. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base as South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, smiles in Seongnam, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis arrived on a visit meant to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage the faithful in a church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
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A Palestinian man inspects the damage of his flat in the destroyed Nada Towers residential neighborhood in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A new temporary truce took hold, Monday, in the monthlong war pitting the Israeli military against rocket-firing Hamas militants as negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks in Egypt on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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State Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, drinks from a bottle of water during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Lawmakers are expected to approve a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos campaigns in Brasilia, Brazil. Local officials say Campos died in an air crash in the city of Santos. He was aboard a small private jet that crashed Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, into a residential area in the southeastern port city of Santos, according to city hall officials. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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FILE - This May 14, 2013 file photo shows the Justice Department in Washington. The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug prisoners. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for an arguably less-sympathetic category of inmates: white-collar criminals. It’s unclear what action the commission will take, especially given the public outrage at fraudsters. But the discussion is unfolding as some federal judges have chosen to ignore the existing guidelines and as the Justice Department looks for ways to cut costs from an overpopulated federal prison system. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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FILE - This May 14, 2013 file photo shows salt shakers at a restaurant in Alexandria, Va. A large international study challenges the advice for most people to cut back on salt. Unless they have high blood pressure, the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health, and too little may be as bad as too much, the study suggests. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Tiger Woods winces after tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. UNREST ESCALATES IN FERGUSON

Police and people protesting the fatal shooting by an officer of an unarmed black teen exchange smoke bombs, tear gas and Molotov cocktails.

2. U.S. GRAPPLING WITH IRAQ OPTIONS

The White House is weighing its strategy against the Islamic State’s threat which could come to dominate the remaining years in Obama’s second term.

3. POPE RECEIVES CONTRASTING WELCOME ON KOREAN PENINSULA

Pope Francis is officially greeted in Seoul - the first pontiff to visit in 25 years - as Pyongyang fires test projectiles off its coast around the time of his arrival.

4. HINTS OF PROGRESS IN TALKS TO END GAZA WAR

Israel and Hamas are considering an Egyptian proposal that at least partly addresses both sides’ demands with the truce extended another five days.

5. CALIFORNIANS TO VOTE ON $7.5 BILLION WATER PLAN

The drought-stricken state wants to make the largest investment in infrastructure in decades to build reservoirs and clean up ground supplies.

6. DEATH OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COULD UPEND BRAZIL ELECTIONS

Incumbent Dilma Rousseff may have a tougher time winning re-election if Eduardo Campos’ running mate enters the race.

7. IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: ANIMALS STAR IN CAMPAIGN ADS

Parroting Obama? Cutting pork? Pigs, dogs and hogs are a fixture in this year’s election season advertising.

8. WHO MIGHT BE GETTING LIGHTER SENTENCES

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy turns its attention to reducing penalties for some business crimes after easing them for nonviolent drug offenders.

9. WHY IT MIGHT BE OK TO SAY 'PASS THE SALT'

A large international study suggests that the amount of sodium most folks consume is all right for heart health – and too little may be as bad as too much. SALT-HEART HEALTH

10. WHICH GOLFER WON’T PLAY IN RYDER CUP

Tiger Woods says his back problems will prevent him from joining the U.S. team at the competition next month in Scotland.

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