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PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Brown's parents bring civil suit against city of Ferguson [Gallery]

The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States.

Michael Brown Sr. listens during press conference [Photo]

Michael Brown Sr., the father of Michael Brown, listens during a news conference Thursday in Clayton, Missouri. The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States.

Benjamin Crump puts his arm around Lesley McSpadden [Photo]

Family attorney Benjamin L. Crump, right, puts his arm around Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, during a news conference Thursday in Clayton, Missouri. The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States.

Michael Brown's parents with attorneys Crump and Gray [Photo]

Attorney Anthony D. Gray speaks as Michael Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden, second from left, and Michael Brown Sr., right, listen along with attorney Benjamin L. Crump, left, during a news conference Thursday in Clayton, Missouri. The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States.

Eleftheria Palkopoulou inspects a woolly mammoth tusk [Photo]

Eleftheria Palkopoulou inspects a woolly mammoth tusk Sept. 3, 2013, to identify potential sites for DNA sampling, in the ancient DNA lab at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden. Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward re-creating the extinct beast.

Stephens College fashion show [Photo]

From left, Emma Lambi, Kathy Nguyen and Kelly Ferguson walk down the runway during a dress rehearsal Wednesday for a Stephens College fashion show on Saturday. The fashion display will feature the design work of students in the college.

Weilundemo carries a log [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo carries a log on his land, Maya Creek, on April 10. Weilundemo lives on the land with volunteer Jenn Karliner. They who work toward living more independently and sustainably.

The road to Maya Creek [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo plans to live a sustainable lifestyle on his land, Maya Creek, by using shiitake mushroom logs, volunteer labor and solar power.

Weilundemo shaves bark off of a tree [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo, left, and Jenn Karliner scrape bark off cedar logs on Maya Creek on April 10. The logs will be used as posts, holding junction boxes, to bring power to his cabin.

Weilundemo scrapes more bark of tree [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo scrapes the bark off cedar logs, preparing them to hold junction boxes to run power lines to his cabin on April 10. Weilundemo lives on the land with his one volunteer, Jenn Karliner. They work toward living more independently and sustainably.

Weilundemo waters his plants [Photo]

Tao Weilundemo waters pepper and tomato plants on his farm, Maya Creek, on April 10.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tao Weilundemo builds Maya Creek into sustainable home [Gallery]

Tao Weilundemo moved back to the land where he grew up with the goal of turning it into a sustainable home. He uses solar energy, a compost garden and volunteer labor to keep Maya Creek up and running.

Millsap grabs a rebound [Photo]

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap, right and Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson reach for a rebound during the first half of Game 2 on Wednesday in Atlanta. The Hawks won 96-91 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series.

Wong celebrates home run [Photo]

Kolten Wong, right, greets St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina at the plate after Wong's two-run home run Wednesday against the Washington Nationals in Washington, D.C. The Cardinals won 7-5.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball run rules Iowa [Gallery]

No. 17 Missouri softball managed their fourth straight run-rule victory in the win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday. The Tigers plated three runs in the bottom of the first, three runs in the bottom of the fifth and another four in the bottom of the sixth.

Paige Lowary pitches to Iowa batter [Photo]

Missouri pitcher Paige Lowary pitches to an Iowa batter during the game on Wednesday. Missouri won 10-2.

Gadbois slides safely into second [Photo]

Missouri outfielder Taylor Gadbois slides safely into second base, avoiding being tagged out by Iowa infielder Megan Blank during the game on Wednesday. Missouri won, 10-2.

Fagan prepares to catch a ball [Photo]

Missouri shortstop Sami Fagan prepares to catch a ball during the game against the Hawkeyes on Wednesday. Fagan has two sisters that also play softball in the SEC.

Environmental activists rally in the Missouri Captiol [Photo]

Nearly a hundred environmental activists rally in the Missouri Capitol's first-floor rotunda on Earth Day after lobbying lawmakers to make renewable energy easier to access.

Law enforcement talk outside of Hitt Street garage [Photo]

Law enforcement officers stand outside of the Hitt Street Parking Garage on April 15 after police shot Mark Adair, who was being sought for an earlier incident, on the second floor of the garage.
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