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Those in Ferguson, Mo., who defied police orders and continued to record how police dealt with protesters after the shooting have support from the courts for their actions.Warren Richey
While the successful missile test over the Pacific Sunday increases the likelihood for a $1 billion addition of 14 missiles at Fort Greely by 2017, the Missile Defense Agency hopes to start flight tests in 2018 of a "kill vehicle" that would replace those it plans to buy for the new missiles.Dermot Cole
Two American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after medical officials determined they had recovered and were not contagious.Cindy Carcamo
Some 10,000 mourners on Thursday buried three senior commanders of the armed wing of Hamas who were killed in predawn airstrikes by Israel, the most significant blow to the group’s leadership since Israel’s operation in Gaza began more than six weeks ago.FARES AKRAM and JODI RUDOREN
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he’d failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of Congress found Thursday.James Rosen
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A U.S. special operations team tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission in early July authorized by President Barack Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.Michael D. Shear
The Islamic State posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group.RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
US District Judge Beryl Howell issued a preliminary injunction telling the WMATA to start allowing musicians to accept donations outside Washington, D.C., subway stations.Warren Richey
Amid the tensions, the White House announced Friday that President Obama will visit Estonia next month before a NATO summit. The Baltic states are concerned about Russian intentions in light of the Ukraine developments.Howard LaFranchi

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