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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A report commissioner by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a part of the Justice Department, found that multiple shortcomings on the part of law enforcement contributed to the violent riots in Ferguson, Missouri last year.

The report has been disseminated to certain agencies, but the final version won’t be released for a few weeks. The draft version of the report, obtained by ABC News, included 42 findings related to law enforcement’s reaction to the initial protests.

Among the findings were that inconsistent training and different policing philosophies contributed to poor incident command and management, that the Ferguson Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department used only immediate tactical responses do to the mistaken belief that riots would be “short-lived,” and that use of canine units “unnecessarily [incited] fear and anger among amassing crowds.”

The report also cited military-style uniforms, equipment, weapons and armored vehicles used by law enforcement that “produced a negative public reaction.”

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A report commissioner by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a part of the Justice Department, found that multiple shortcomings on the part of law enforcement contributed to the violent riots in Ferguson, Missouri last year.

The report has been disseminated to certain agencies, but the final version won’t be released for a few weeks. The draft version of the report, obtained by ABC News, included 42 findings related to law enforcement’s reaction to the initial protests.

Among the findings were that inconsistent training and different policing philosophies contributed to poor incident command and management, that the Ferguson Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department used only immediate tactical responses do to the mistaken belief that riots would be “short-lived,” and that use of canine units “unnecessarily [incited] fear and anger among amassing crowds.”

The report also cited military-style uniforms, equipment, weapons and armored vehicles used by law enforcement that “produced a negative public reaction.”

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NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An Argentinian airline has fired two pilots after they were pictured taking selfies with a Playboy model in the cockpit mid-flight, the airline said.

Model Viky Xipolitakis posted photos to her Twitter account showing her posing between two smiling pilots with the cockpit controls behind them.

In video obtained by Argentinian news program Telenoche and shared with ABC News, one of the pilots is seen explaining how various controls work to the model, who appears to be the one taking the video.

She has since apologized via social media but that has not helped save either pilot’s job.

Patricio Zocchi Molina and Federico Matias Soaje were fired by Aerolineas Argentinas on June 25, three days after the flight in question, though that may not be the end of their punishment.

“Also criminal proceedings against the above-named and against the passenger involved will be initiated under Article 190 of the penal code for putting the flight’s safety at risk,” the Argentinean airline said in a statement.

For her part, Xipolitakis has not taken down the pictures from her Twitter post on the evening of June 24, but has added several statements in Spanish relating to the incident.

“I sincerely and wholeheartedly did not imagine I could cause this much damage,” she wrote in one of the posts.

“With respect to the extraordinary flight, being there was an unforgettable and beautiful experience, I never thought there would be this much fuss,” she wrote in Spanish.

The airline, which referred to her only as “the passenger,” stated that she will be banned from both Aerolineas and Austral flights for the next five years.

The Federal Aviation Administration has no jurisdiction in this matter, since the airline in question is an Argentinian company that handles domestic flights in Argentina, but the agency does have specific rules when it comes to pilots using handheld devices.

Commercial pilots are not allowed to use personal wireless devices “while at their duty station” and it is only allowed if “directly related to operation of the aircraft, or for emergency, safety-related, or employment-related communications,” according to the FAA regulations. That said, these rules do not apply to anyone occupying the jumpseat.

“The FAA is unaware of incidents of pilots violating the regulation,” a FAA spokesman said in a statement to ABC News, referring to carriers over which the agency has jurisdiction.

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Jeremy Renner recently responded to rumors about his sexual preference. So is he or isn’t he?

“I’m not going to try to prove what I am or am not,” the Avengers star told Playboy magazine. “It’s silly, right? When you Google yourself and the first thing that comes up is ‘Jeremy Renner gay,’ it’s like, ‘Oh, now you’ve arrived. You’re now a giant star.'”

He continued, “I don’t care, ultimately, if that’s what people want to think, read and care about. F***ing say whatever the hell you want about me. Look at where we’re at socially — leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That’s an amazing thing. To suggest that it’s negative, that being gay is a terrible thing, a perversion or whatever — I just don’t get it.”

When the conversation turned to family, Renner talked about the home he’s in now and his plans for his beloved daughter Ava, 2.

“This will be my daughter’s place in the future,” he said. “I own it now, but Ava owns me. When she drew her first breath and with that palmar reflex grabbed my finger, the thought came to me, if all goes well, this same scenario will happen when I take my last breath.”

With his daughter and his love for her in mind, Renner also opened up about the struggles of his ongoing divorce from ex Sonni Pacheco. The two announced they were married late last year, but the two split months later. Divorce proceedings began earlier this year.

“I haven’t slept more than four hours a night in the past week,” he revealed. “My skin’s breaking out. I’ve got dark circles under my eyes. I’m dehydrated. I look like s**t. I felt pretty insecure walking into a photo shoot this morning, and I was running late because I had just gotten out of my fourth deposition for the divorce.”

The Oscar-nominated actor’s parents also split when he was just in third grade and his situation contributed to the man he is today. “They didn’t have a lot of money, and after the divorce, we moved around a lot. Up until junior high, I thought a new grade meant a new school for everybody,” he said, adding that may be what spawned his “shyness.”

Renner won’t be acting shy, however, when he stars in his next film, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, out July 31.

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BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(ATHENS) — Greece officially defaulted on its debt on Tuesday night after it was unable to pay back about 1.6 billion Euros to the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF said that Greece “is now in arrears and can only receive IMF financing once the arrears are cleared.” The deadline for Greece to pay back their debt expired at 6pm ET Tuesday.

The IMF confirmed that they had received a request from Greek authorities Tuesday to extend the deadline to repay debt. That request will be sent to the IMF Executive Board.

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Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Fashion designer Donna Karan has made a personal decision to step down as chief designer for Donna Karen New York (DKYN), the New York-based international fashion house announced Tuesday.

Karan, who spent the last three decades revolutionizing “the working woman’s wardrobe” for DKNY, will now be taking on an advisory role to focus on her Urban Zen Company and foundation, which she founded in 2007, DKNY announced on social media.

Urban Zen, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the healing and treatment experience for patients and families, was founded after Karan said she was disappointed by the health care her husband received while undergoing treatment for lung cancer, she said in a previous interview with Stand Up to Cancer.

“Over the past three decades, Donna Karan has inspired women around the world to embrace their power and sensuality,” DKNY said. “Donna Karan is an icon, visionary designer and a passionate philanthropist. She believes in dressing and addressing women. Her impact on American fashion has been extraordinary and she will continue to influence and inspire for years to come.”

“We honor Donna today and always,” DKNY added. “We look forward to celebrating her past, present and future in her memoir, which is due out in October 2015.”

Karan, 66, co-founded the company with her late husband, Stephen Weiss, and Takiyho Inc. in 1984. It went public in 1996, and in 2001, LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton invested and helped grow DKNY into Donna Karan International.

It was not immediately clear who would be replacing Karan as chief designer for DKNY.

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Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight announced that he will step down from that role, perhaps as soon as next year.

Knight and the company also announced a succession plan, including Knight’s recommendation that Nike President and CEO Mark Parker succeed him. “For me, Nike has always been more than just a company,” Knight said in a statement, “it has been my life’s passion.”

Knight, 77, said that the plan announced Tuesday “will continue to promote Nike’s long-term growth.”

“I have long felt a great responsibility to provide clarity and certainty for the long-term governance and leadership of Nike and for my ultimate transition as Chairman,” Knight said Tuesday.

Parker noted in a statement that Knight’s “vision and inspiration continues to drive [the company’s] success today around the world.”

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The Flag pole in front of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C. stands for the first time. It cannot fly a flag, however, until after it is officially declared an Embassy. ABC News(WASHINGTON) — United States and Cuban government officials will announce that the two countries have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in each other’s capitals, a senior administration official told ABC News.

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to make the news public Wednesday.

Sources also tell ABC News the opening could come as early as the end of July.

Preparations have been underway for weeks for the Cuban Interest Section in Washington D.C. to become an embassy. Earlier this month a new flag pole was raised outside the building for the very first time. The last time a flag flew on the property in D.C. was 1961, when diplomatic ties were broken.

Last month, the U.S. removed Cuba from the list of countries supporting terrorism, where it was listed in 1982.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A new internal CIA report has concluded that the agency has not done a good job of promoting minorities to its senior leadership ranks. Concerned by the report’s findings CIA Director John Brennan vowed to implement the report’s recommendations noting that a lack of diversity at the agency’s highest levels has not allowed it to optimize its capabilities at a crucial time in its history.

“Without diversity we’re not going to be able to do our job,” said Brennan.

“The record clearly suggests that the senior leadership of the agency is not committed to diversity,” said the yearlong study led by Vernon Jordan, a prominent African-American attorney. Commissioned by Brennan in January 2014, the Diversity in Leadership Study team also included former senior CIA officials and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The study included data from 28 focus groups, 200 interviews with senior leaders and a survey where 41.5 % of the CIA workforce responded to questions about overcoming barriers to advancement.

“The fact is there has been little progress over the past several decades in diversifying the leadership cadre and pipeline and in sustaining the hiring of diverse officers,” said the study.

The report found that minorities make up 23.9% of the agency’s entire workforce, but those percentages decreased in management positions with minorities making up only 10.8% of the agency’s Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) – the CIA’s highest ranking officials.

Speaking to reporters at the CIA’s headquarters Brennan said he was “frustrated” by the low percentage of minorities within the SIS. He supported the study’s recommendation that the number of minorities in senior leadership positions be increased to at least 30 percent.

The study also found what Brennan labeled a “surprising” and “significant” decline in minority recruitment numbers since 2008. He speculated that an improving economy and strong competition from the private sector might be playing a role in the decreasing recruitment of minorities into the CIA’s ranks.

“I’m determined to see those numbers improve,” said Brennan.

In strong language the report said “the agency does not recognize the value of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, nor consistently promote an inclusive, ‘speak-up’ culture where all opinions are heard, valued, and taken into account.”

Brennan stressed that diversity is important to avoid “group think” among the CIA’s analysts and operators and that a lack of diversity in the top ranks “has not allowed us to optimize the capabilities we have.”

The study was critical of the agency’s current leaders, managers, and supervisors that it said “do not prioritize diversity in leadership.” It said that was exemplified by the CIA’s most senior positions which “with few notable exceptions – are consistently occupied by white male career officers.”

“This is not just another study,” said Brennan, who promised action to remove the impediments the report said prevented minority officers from rising through the ranks. “We need to fix that.”

That includes the establishment of a newly established “Training Center for Excellence” which he said would work to improve recruitment numbers and help promote officials to higher ranks.

Brennan said another impetus for change is the recent integration of the CIA’s operations and analysis divisions into mission centers. He said the sweeping reorganization he announced earlier this year would help eliminate the stove-piping that may prevented minority advancement in the past. He said the changes have already led to the creation of new management positions, some of which have been filled by minority candidates.

The CIA director said meeting the report’s recommendations would not be like tuning on “a light switch.” Instead, he described a multi-year effort working towards short-term and long-term goals that “shows we’re not kidding, this is real this time.”

Despite the presence of few role models in senior agency leadership positions, the survey found that minority officers are more likely to aspire to senior leadership positions than non-minority CIA employees.

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JaysonPhotography/iStock/thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street posted slight gains on Tuesday, bouncing back from an ugly session on Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 22.82, climbing back to 17619.17.

The Nasdaq jumped 28.4 to a close of 4986.87, while the S&P 500 ended the day at 2063.10, up 5.46 from its open.

The markets fell on Monday in part due to concerns about the Greek debt situation. Greece has until midnight Wednesday morning to come up with 1.6 billion euros it owes.

President Obama said Tuesday that the Greek debt will not have a serious impact on the U.S. financial system.

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