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Moment Of Silence For Police Victims Planned With Hashtag Campaign

(St. Louis, MO) -- There will be a moment of silence tonight for victims of alleged police brutality. Thousands of people across the country are expected to take part thanks to an effort that began on Twitter with the hashtag #NMOS14. A community activist in St. Louis got the ball rolling to honor the life of Michael Brown. The unarmed teen was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
>U.S. Evacuation Of Refugees On Mt. Sinjar 'Far Less Likely'
(Washington, DC) -- The Pentagon says a possible evacuation mission on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar probably won't happen. A U.S. assessment team landed on the mountain yesterday and found there are fewer Yazidi refugees on the mountain than previously feared and they are in better condition than originally thought. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said thousands of Yazidis have been able to escape the mountain each of the last few nights. The Pentagon statement said the U.S. will continue to provide humanitarian assistance as needed.

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