Scenes From Ferguson—and Beyond

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Demonstrators react to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

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A protester stands with his hands on his head in Ferguson, Mo. on Monday night after St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced there would be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson.

Man Finds ‘Action Comics’ #1 (1938) in Wall of House, Features First Appearance of Superman

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Construction worker and home remodeler David Gonzalez was in the middle of fixing up a home that he bought in Elbow Lake, Minnesota when, out of the blue, he found an issue of Action Comics #1 in a random wall. The specific comic that he found features the very first appearance of Superman. He bought the home for $10,100 and the comic is worth well over $100,000. In fact, after finding the comic, David put it up for auction on ComicConnect, a New York City-based online auction house. With 37 bids, it is currently up to $137,000 with a little over a day left to bid. It would have been worth a lot more, but a heated argument between David and his Aunt in-law left the comic with a nice little tear on the back cover (as seen below). It took the comic from a 3.0 quality rating down to a 1.5. “That was a $75,000 tear,” said co-owner of ComicConnect, Stephen Fishler.

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Marijuana Stores Offer High Holidays With $1 Joints

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CHEAP AS WEED: Marijuana joints will go on sale in Colorado for just $1 each on  America's biggest shopping day, 'Black Friday'.

Cannabis sellers are gearing up for their first holiday season since recreational marijuana was legalised in the US state of Colorado.

At Grass Station, a shop in Denver that sells US$7 (NZ$9) joints, US$21 (NZ$27) chocolate bars and even a US$11 (NZ$14) lip balm, the goal is to get the same kind of post-Thanksgiving sales bump as department stores or clothing chains. Some pot sellers have even renamed the traditional Black Friday shopping day “Green Friday”.

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Afghan Woman Kills 25 Taliban Rebels to Avenge Her Son’s Murder

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An Afghan woman has killed at least 25 Taliban militants to avenge the murder of her son who was a police officer in western Farah province.

According to reports, Reza Gul was forced to pick up arms after her son was shot dead by Taliban militants in front of her eyes.

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Sony Just Got Hacked, Doxxed, and Shut Down

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The work day ended early for Sony Pictures employees. Most of them, anyway. The IT crew will be logging overtime as they deal with a massive breach perpetrated by a group of hackers calling themselves #GOP. The letters stand for Guardians of Peace, though probably not this Guardians of Peace. While their motives are unclear at this point, what is clear is that this was an attack of cinematic proportions.

Reportedly the original attack breached a single server; from there, it spread like wildfire across Sony’s network. The image above popped up on “every computer all over Sony Pictures nationwide,” according to a Reddit poster with inside connections. Other sources have confirmed the ominous image, which looks like something straight out of a 90s hacking flick.

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Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps’ Reported Girlfriend Was Born a Man

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ life has taken an unexpected turn as he reportedly exits rehab, his girlfriend has revealed she was born a man.

Taylor Lianne Chandler made the shock disclosure last week in a lengthy Facebook post that explained an intersex life that saw her raped in jail after being locked up for extortion in the years before she “dated many celebrities.”

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Molotov Cocktails, Clashes as Mexico City Braces for Massacre Protests

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A masked demonstrator throws a petrol bomb towards riot police during a protest over the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students, near the Benito Juarez International airport in Mexico City November 20, 2014. REUTERS-Carlos Jasso

A masked demonstrator throws a petrol bomb towards riot police during a protest over the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students, near the Benito Juarez International airport in Mexico City November 20, 2014.

Masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot fireworks at police near Mexico City’s airport on Thursday as thousands prepared to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto’s handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.

Police in riot gear faced down around 300 protesters near the airport a few hours before three major marches were due to begin in support of the students apparently murdered after their abduction by corrupt police on the night of Sept. 26.

No one was injured in the clashes, police said.

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