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    Jerry "Uncle Black" Rodgers, a Ferguson resident, raises his hands during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

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    In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, Han Seung-youn, 36, eats "ramyeon" instant noodle at a Ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Instant noodles are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and other Asian countries. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital study in the United States that found excessive consumption of instant noodles by South Koreans was associated with risks for diabetes, heart disease or stroke. The study has provoked feelings of wounded pride, mild guilt, stubborn resistance, even nationalism among South Koreans, who eat more instant noodles per capita than anyone in the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon )

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    In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Toby Rafique, 6, right, of Dallas, yells as he falls to the ground during a soccer camp held by FC Barcelona in Miami. European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. summer camps, but now some are opening year-round U.S. academies aimed at finding new talent but also to expand their fan bases. This is part of a number of initiatives of major teams to grow their brands in the U.S. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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

1. OFFICIALS: RESCUE MISSION FAILED

Obama sent special forces to Syria this summer to save Americans held by the Islamic State, but they failed to locate any — including journalist James Foley.

2. HOLDER VISITS FERGUSON, DESCRIBES OWN RUN-INS WITH POLICE

The U.S. attorney general tells community leaders of the humiliation he felt after having his car searched after he was twice pulled over in New Jersey.

3. WHOSE HAND MAY HAVE TORPEDOED GAZA TRUCE

Some Palestinian and Israeli officials say Qatar pressured Hamas to reject a lasting ceasefire to undermine Egypt’s efforts in that regard.

4. ISRAELI AIR STRIKE DEALS BLOW TO HAMAS

Three senior military leaders in the militant Palestinian group are killed in a raid in southern Gaza.

5. PAKISTAN OFFICIALS HOLD TALKS WITH PROTESTERS

The government wants to find a “win-win” solution for demonstrations that are besieging parliament and demanding the prime minister’s resignation over alleged election fraud.

6. BIG BANK AGREES TO BIG SETTLEMENT

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion deal with the government to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials say.

7. NAVY BOOTS 34 FOR CHEATING

The AP’s Robert Burns reports that the sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring at a nuclear power training site.

8. SOUTH KOREANS DEFEND NOODLES FOR THEIR INSTANT GRATIFICATION

The world’s largest consumers of ramen are spurning a U.S. study that links the beloved fast-food staple to some risks for heart disease.

9. EUROPE’S TOP SOCCER TEAMS SEARCH FOR TALENT AMONG U.S. KIDS

As Americans’ appetite for the sport grows, international clubs seek to increase their fan base and find the next Leo Messi in places like South Florida.

10. WHERE LGBT TOURISTS ARE BEING LURED

Las Vegas is making sure the LGBT community knows it is welcome in the world’s marriage mecca--even if gay marriage is still banned in Nevada.

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