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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.
The United Nations is throwing a party on Friday for its 69th birthday and guests can expect to be dazzled by Sting and piano sensation Lang Lang at a New York concert hosted by Alec Baldwin. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be hand, as will Sam Kutesa, president of the General Assembly, but getting the world to notice the work of the United Nations these days requires more than savvy diplomacy. A long list of celebrities are shining a spotlight on just about everything that the global body does, from fighting Ebola to the struggle against stunting -- a condition caused by malnutrition in which children fail to grow. The campaign against stunting just got a boost from Indian mega-star Aamir Khan, who put his star power to work for the UN children's agency UNICEF as an ambassador in South Asia with special focus on the condition, which affects nearly four out of 10 children in the region.