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A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

Texas Gov. grabs ice cream after mugshot

Texas governor Rick Perry posed for his mug shot, after turning himself in to authorities.

He was indicted a few days ago on abuse of power allegations.

Michael Brown and Darren Wilson

Will Grand Jury hear from cop who shot Brown?

Attorney general Eric Holder arrives in Ferguson, Missouri today to oversee the federal investigation.

Plus, a Grand Jury will start looking at the evidence in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Cranky bulldog doesn't want to wear a life vest

Bulldog flips out like cranky toddler

You have to see how this bulldog reacts to being put in a life vest.

He took to that thing like a cranky toddler takes to nap time.

A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.

Suspended for saying 'bless you'?

A girl in Tennessee claims she received a brief stay in in-school suspension for saying "bless you" to another student who sneezed in class.

Kendra Turner told CNN affiliate WMC that her Dyer County High School teacher said that type of talk was for church. 

Photo of detained journalist James Foley

Did terrorist group ISIS behead U.S. journalist?

The terrorist group ISIS has released a video that purportedly shows U.S. journalist James Foley being executed.

U.S. officials are trying to authenticate the video, but there is little doubt among Foley's friends and family in New Hampshire that it's him.

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Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

Ferguson streets were calm until bottles flew (CNN)
- Tuesday night saw smaller crowds than usual

high chair

WATCH: A Brit gets stuck in a high chair

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Report: Cost of raising a kid now $245,340

Report: Cost of raising a kid now $245,340

A new report says raising a child born in 2013 -- to the age of 18 -- will cost you more than $245,000! That number is up about 2% from 2012.

Infographic: The cost of raising a child

Erin Corwin

Body of missing Marine wife found in mineshaft

After two months of searching, the body of a Marine's missing wife has been found in southern California.

Authorities say Erin Corwin's remains were found over the weekend at the bottom of a mineshaft in a remote desert area. The 19-year-old was three months pregnant.

Police thwart alleged mass shooting plan

Police thwart alleged mass shooting plan

Two teens in California are accused of planning to shoot up their high school.

They were apparently targeting three teachers in particular.