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CHANGES THE WORD SEIZED TO TOOK - Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol hugs Angela Whitman, of Berkeley, Mo., on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Missouri Highway Patrol took control of the St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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A Russian military helicopter prepares to land near a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid parked in a field about 28 kilometers from Ukrainian border in Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. A large Russian aid convoy resumed its journey toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Pope Francis walks with his pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate a mass in Daejeon's stadium, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Tens of thousands of Asian Catholics gave a boisterous welcome to Pope Francis on Friday as he celebrated his first public Mass in South Korea, a country with a small but growing church that is seen by the Vatican as a model for the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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In this image taken from video, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, Nouri al-Maliki, relinquishes his post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. Al-Maliki said the decision to back al-Abadi reflected his desire to “safeguard the high interests of the country,” adding that he would not be the cause of any bloodshed. (AP Photo/Al Iraqiya via Associated Press Television)
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FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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A tobacco flower waves in a dew-covered field outside Rolesville, N.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Researchers are using a relative of this smoking leaf to grow medicines for the flu and even, perhaps, ebola. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
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New York State Police crime scene investigators search for clues at a roadside vegetable stand in Oswegatchie, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, as they investigate the abduction of two Amish sisters. Delila, 6 and Fannie Miller, 12, were reported as being abducted from the stand around 7:30 on Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber-Lago)
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In this undated photo courtesy by Panama Canal Authority, Gatun Locks stand under construction near Colon City, Panama. The 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal’s opening Friday has been marred by increasing doubts about the country’s ability to harness the full benefits of a multi-billion expansion beset by cost overruns, strikes and competition from rival projects. (AP Photo/Panama Canal Authority)
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FILE - In this April 1, 1960 file photo, Candlestick Park is shown in San Francisco. Candlestick Park, known for its bone-numbing winds, the Catch and the earthquake-rocked 1989 World Series is officially closing after more than a half century of hosting sporting and cultural events. In a bow to historical symmetry, the Stick's finale will be a performance Thursday by Paul McCartney, 48 years after the Beatles' last scheduled concert lit up the venue. (AP Photo/File)
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Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, center, smiles after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

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

1. MISSOURI MOVES TO DEFUSE TENSION OVER KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK TEEN

County police in riot gear and armored tanks give way to state troopers walking side-by-side in solidarity with thousands of protesters in a St. Louis suburb and a peaceful night passes.

2. UKRAINE: INSPECTORS CHECKING RUSSIAN AID CONVOY

The development seems to be a sign that the two countries are taking steps to ease mounting tensions over the shipment.

3. WHAT PONTIFF IS URGING YOUTH TO DO

Pope Francis implores young Catholics to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society and reject “inhuman” economic systems that disenfranchise the poor.

4. AL-MALIKI STEPPING DOWN AS IRAQ’S PRIME MINISTER

His decision ends a political deadlock that plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights Islamic State militants.

5. ROBIN WILLIAMS HAD PARKINSON’S DISEASE, WIFE SAYS

The diagnosis was yet another challenge for the Oscar winner, along with depression, anxiety and his decades-long struggle to stay sober.

6. UNLIKELY SOURCE MAY HELP IN EBOLA FIGHT

Scientists are pursuing an experimental way to extract drugs from tobacco plants in the fight against the virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa.

7. AMISH GIRLS SAFE AFTER APPARENT ABDUCTION

The girls turned up 13 miles from where they disappeared from their family’s northern New York roadside farm stand, authorities say.

8. BITTERSWEET BIRTHDAY FOR PANAMA CANAL

The famous waterway turns 100 and is marred by doubts about the country’s ability to harness the full benefits of a multibillion-dollar expansion.

9. CANDLESTICK PARK GOES OUT ROCKIN’

A concert by Paul McCartney closes the storied venue that was home to the San Francisco 49ers and Giants.

10. WHO’S FOLLOWING BUD SELIG AS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER

His second-in-command, Rob Manfred, is elected by team owners to take over when Selig retires in January.

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