Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, Michael Brown's Parents at UN

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title: Actor Picked to Play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's Biopic

Stone's film comes after he acquired the rights to the book that Snowden's attorney, Antoly Kucherena, wrote about the former NSA contracter's efforts to release classified documents.



title: Michael Brown's Parents Get International Audience

Michael Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., spoke in front of the U.N. Committee Against Torture and are slated to appear before the same group again today.

Their appearance comes as their hometown braces for the expected release of the grand jury decision about their son's case. The grand jury will determine what if any criminal charges will be filed against the white police officer who shot the teenager. The officer claims he shot in self defense.



title: Brazen Thieves Rob New York City Jewelry Store

text: Two heavily armed men robbed a jewelry store in New York City's Diamond District on Tuesday just as the Veteran's Day parade was underway one block away, according to ABC 7.

Police are searching for the two suspects who reportedly posed as delivery men when they were buzzed into the family-owned jewelry store on the eighth floor of a building on West 47th Street, ABC 7 reports.

The owner opened the safe after being threatened with weapons and they were robbed of both cash and jewelry but no official estimate of the stolen goods has been released.



title: Famed Rapper Dies at Age 57

text: One of the founding members of the Sugarhill Gang, Henry 'Big Bank Hank' Jackson, died on Tuesday.