In this March 14, 2003, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., center, laughs with Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Scudder Parker at the annual Democratic Party dinner in Montpelier, Vt. Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. He was 80. His funeral is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Rutland, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral
In this March 14, 2003, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., center, laughs with Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Scudder Parker at the annual Democratic Party...
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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming
In this Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 photo, farmer Katie Miller, 32, of Providence, R.I., harvests zephyr squash at Scratch Farm in Cranston, R.I. Across New England,...
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 In this  Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, pedestrians stroll at dusk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York's Lincoln Center. The Met and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 they reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contract agreements. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Met Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements
In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, pedestrians stroll at dusk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York's Lincoln Center. The Met and the...
Jerry Uncle Black Rodgers, a Ferguson resident, raises his hands during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
Questions, answers about use of force by police
Jerry "Uncle Black" Rodgers, a Ferguson resident, raises his hands during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On...
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In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia who were infected with the Ebola virus, and who have been receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta. Emory planned to hold a news conference Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, to discuss both patients' discharge. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jeremy Writebol)
Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers
In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, provided by Jeremy Writebol, his mother, Nancy Writebol, poses with children in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks during an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Corbett: Wolf tax reform plan unlikely to succeed
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks during an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after  meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York.  The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Family of NY man killed by chokehold talks to feds
Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after meeting privately with U.S....
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