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The US Department of Justice said Wednesday it is taking the city of Ferguson, Missouri to court after council members rejected necessary reforms following the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. "I am profoundly disappointed," Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters. Ferguson was required to reform its police department and courts after federal investigators found a widespread pattern of racial discrimination and multiple violations of citizens' constitutional rights in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow testified Wednesday that he sent her dozens of messages in the hope she might want to marry him despite her testifying against him in a previous stalking case.
South Korean companies prepared Thursday to begin pulling out of a jointly-run industrial zone in North Korea after Seoul shut it down to punish Kim Jong-Un's regime for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch. Wednesday's announcement to close the Kaesong complex took many by surprise, given that South Korea had always allowed it to remain open despite serious provocations in the past. Defending what it called an "unavoidable" decision, the South said North Korea had been using the hundreds of millions of dollars in hard-currency cash that it earned from Kaesong to fund its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.