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Tensions in Ferguson, Mo., have become a flashpoint in an ongoing national conversation about race and police tactics. Depending on their race, people may have different relationships with police.
In a $2.5 billion cash deal, Coca-Cola will buy a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage — maker of the popular Monster energy drink. Energy drinks are a nearly $7 billion business in the U.S.
Customers pay about $3 a month for operational costs. They also have to write a review of the products within a deadline or pay the consequences.
A humanitarian aid convoy from Russia has reached the border with Ukraine. Russia is suspected of using the convoy to extend its influence there. Ukraine is battling a pro-Russian rebellion.
A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to The Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter.
Justice Department officials say Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted Latino drivers and detained people without probable cause. Johnson's attorneys say the charges are baseless.