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Darren Wilson tells ABC he has a ‘clean conscience,’ and would shoot Michael Brown again

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Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson insisted on Tuesday that he had no other choice than to fatally shoot unarmed teen Michael Brown, and that he would do it again.

In a preview of an interview that will be aired later on Tuesday evening, Wilson told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he never shot towards Brown’s back. And Wilson said that he feared for his life because the teen reached into his car, and grabbed for his gun.

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Wilson said that he was sorry that Brown had died, but “he would not do anything differently that day,” according to Stephanopoulos. “He did what he was trained to do. He was simply doing his job.”

The ABC News host asked Wilson if things “would have gone down any differently if Michael Brown were white.”

“Absolutely not,” Wilson reportedly replied, adding that he had a “clean conscience.”

Jezebel’s Kate Dries, who first pointed out details of the interview, asserted that “racist tendencies are so deeply ingrained in Darren Wilson’s mind that he can’t even acknowledge them.”

ABC was expected to air more of the interview during Tuesday’s World News Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Watch the video below from ABC News, broadcast Nov. 25, 2014.


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‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw

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The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.

The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.

“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.

The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.

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WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear

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Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.

Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.

In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.

Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.

Watch some of the video clips below.

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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’

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As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.

“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.

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