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Ben Crump represented Trayvon Martin's family, now is the attorney for Michael Brown's family

Trayvon atty: Ferguson shooting worst I've seen

The attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family in Florida during the George Zimmerman murder trial now calls the family of Michael Brown his clients.

Brown is the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri sparking several nights of violence in the community near St. Louis.

Teen lived in Walmart for days

Teen runaway lives in Walmart for days

A 14-year-old runaway secretly lived inside a Walmart for days!

J.D. Miles from HLN affiliate KTVT explains how he finally got caught.

File photo: Oregon 911 caller reports chicken trying to cross the road

911? This chicken can't cross the road!

Why did the chicken cross the road? Most people know the punchline from the corny joke, but now there's a new twist on the tale. Someone called 911 because a chicken COULDN'T cross the road!

HLN's Robin Meade has the call.

This undated image provided by Arizona state University shows Edward "Chip" Sarafin in Phoenix. Arizona State offensive lineman Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.

Arizona State lineman reveals he's gay

Edward "Chip" Sarafin, an offensive lineman at Arizona State, recently came out publicly, making him the first openly gay college football player.

HLN's Brian McFayden reports on how Edward "Chip" Sarafin is following in the footsteps of Michael Sam, who was drafted earlier this year by the St. Louis Rams.

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday.

Flash bombs, tear gas fill streets in Ferguson

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri, took another chaotic turn overnight. There are new accounts of what went down the night 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by police.

Read more: Ferguson to residents: No nighttime protests

 Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing another day of violent protests since the killing.

Daily speed feed: Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Flash bombs, tear gas fill streets in Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)
- New clashes between police, protesters following shooting death of Michael Brown

Dr. Drew: Why are funny people often sad?

Dr. Drew: Why are funny people often sad?

"How can somebody that makes us laugh so much have such a terrible condition? It's no different than him having had heart disease," HLN's Dr. Drew said on Morning Express with Robin Meade Tuesday, one day after comedic legend Robin Williams was found dead. Many people would never think someone like Williams could ever be unhappy, but investigators suspect he took his own life. Watch as Dr. Drew explains how depression takes a toll on anyone -- even the people who seem so happy on the outside.

newser: Shepard Smith: Sorry I called Robin Williams a 'coward' 

Topless less protesters picket Ohio Church

Dancers wear their Sunday breast to protest church

Strippers held a topless protest outside a church, during Sunday services.

They work for a strip club in Warsaw, Ohio.

The Doobie Brothers Salute the Troops on Morning Express with Robin Meade on HLN

Doobie Brothers salute to troops

Tell us about a military man or woman in your life on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page. You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade!

Today's must-see, must-share stories are in the daily speed feed.

Residents gather at the scene where Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police Saturday, August 11, 2014.

Dozens arrested as vigil for slain teen turns violent

At least 32 people were arrested after a peaceful protest for an unarmed Missouri teen killed by a police officer turned violent.

The candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Michael Brown turned chaotic Sunday as cops in riot gear used tear gas to force back looters and protesters. According to CNN affiliate KMOV, people threw bottles and kicked patrol cars in Ferguson, 12 miles northeast of St. Louis. Police also responded to reports of vandalism and looting stores. A gas station was even set on fire. 

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