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A school district that borders Ferguson, Mo, said Friday that it would cancel classes next week in anticipation of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting being announced.

Television station KDSK reported that the Jennings School District had decided to close its schools starting on Monday. The district had originally only been scheduled to be off Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving break.

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The head of the New York Police Department said on Friday that the shooting of an unarmed black man by one of his rookie officers the night before was an "unfortunate accident," The New York Times reported.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke about the incident at a news conference alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Times reported that officer Peter Liang was patrolling a housing complex with his partner on Thursday night when he shot and killed Akai Gurley, 28, of Brooklyn.

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The deadline for Iran to achieve a nuclear agreement with the international community is fast approaching, set for later this month. Over the past year, our nation’s diplomats along with other world powers have worked tirelessly to produce an agreement that will prevent both an Iranian nuclear weapon and another war in the Middle East. Keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is central to keeping American safe—and achieving this through diplomacy is difficult, but absolutely critical for us to pursue.

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