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Pregnant woman loses eye after cop shoots her with beanbag during Ferguson protests

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A pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye after police shot her in the face with a beanbag hours after prosecutors announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged.

Dornnella Conners said she and her boyfriend, Deangelis Lee, drove into Ferguson early Tuesday to show support for Michael Brown, who was gunned down Aug. 9 by the officer.

They pulled into a BP parking lot where a crowd had gathered, and police moved in to clear the area after reports of gunfire near the gas station.

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They arrested 16 people near the BP station.

Conners said she and her boyfriend tried to drive away, but she said officers blocked them in from the front and the back.

St. Louis County police said Lee drove straight at them, and an officer said he fired a non-lethal weapon in an attempt to stop the car.

The beanbag shattered the passenger-side window and struck Conner in the face.

“I understand they have a tough job, and I understand it was chaos, but there was no reason to fire upon an innocent person sitting in a vehicle,” said her father, Donnell Conners.

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Doctors were unable to save her left eye, and Conners said her vision is blurry in the right eye.

“My sister can now only see one side of things – literally,” said her sister, Tikal Goldie.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Lee in connection with the incident.

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Trump pushed for a sweetheart tax deal on his first hotel — it’s cost NYC $410,068,399 and counting

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In 1975, New York City was run-down and on the verge of bankruptcy. Twenty-nine-year-old Donald Trump saw an opportunity. He wanted to acquire and redevelop the dilapidated Commodore Hotel in midtown Manhattan next to Grand Central Terminal.

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The executive was skeptical. But the next day, the executive was invited into Trump’s limousine, which ushered him to City Hall. There, he met with Donald’s father Fred and Mayor Abe Beame, to whom the Trumps had given lavishly.

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Mitch McConnell’s impeachment rules pass by 53-47 vote — here’s what happens next in Trump’s senate trial

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Chief Justice Roberts admonishes lawyers at Senate impeachment trial

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Claiming the Senate is the "world's greatest deliberative body" -- despite what he had witnessed during 12 hours of the impeachment trial -- Roberts complained about language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."

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