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A man in Maryland had a close encounter with a great white shark. Aaron Caplan says he was fishing off the coast when the shark circled his boat and bit the motor. He says it's not unusual to see sharks on that shore, but not great whites.

Hollywood's famous TCL "Chinese Theater" dimmed its lights Tuesday night to remember Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. It's only the eighth time in its 87-year history that the theater has lowered the lights. Williams died Monday at his home near San Francisco. Bacall died Tuesday in New York City. The theater calls the dimming of the lights "the ultimate Hollywood send-off."

More protests are under way in a Saint Louis suburb where a police officer shot and killed a black teenager. Witnesses say 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed and his hands were in the air when a so-far unnamed Ferguson police officer shot him. Police have said Brown attacked the officer and tried to take his gun.
Over the weekend, unrest over the shooting turned into a violent demonstration, involving looting and vandalism. Police have since asked protesters to restrict their gatherings to daylight hours.

More than 300,000 people who signed up for Obamacare could lose coverage unless they can prove they are US citizens or legal residents. The issue is not necessarily an immigration status problem, but a data-matching issue. The information they provided when they enrolled for the affordable care act does not match what the federal government has on file. The centers for medicare and medicaid services, which oversees the federal healthcare exchange, says it has been reaching out to the affected people via email, phone calls and letters.

Iraq's leader vows again to hold onto power as American military personnel are in the country to help stranded refugees. For more on this story, click on the video on this page.


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