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Phoenix VA chief Sharon Helman fired

 The embattled head of the Phoenix VA was formally fired Monday.

Streets of Ferguson smolder after grand jury decides not to indict officer

 More than a dozen buildings charred, set ablaze in a wave of fury.

More than 100 protests over Ferguson decision planned

 A day after protests over Michael Brown's death rocked Ferguson, Missouri, people across the country made plans to voice their anger again Tu

Obama calls anger over Ferguson decision 'understandable,' but urges peace

President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

No indictment in Michael Brown shooting

A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a prosecutor announced late Monday.

UVA suspends fraternities after report on gang rape allegation

 The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring

'Cowardly Lion' costume sells for $3.1 million

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" sold for nearly $3.1 million

Top 400 richest taxpayers earned an average $265 million in 2010

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The top 400 richest taxpayers not only earned a lot more money in 2010 than in 2009, they also took a smaller tax hit.

Mother chooses baby's life over her own

 A Colorado woman died shortly after giving birth to what doctors described as a seven pound, four ounce miracle, Jessica Oh has the story.

Is Budweiser putting Clydesdales to pasture?

 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Budweiser is pulling back the reins on its Clydesdales.