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BY ALEXIS SHAW

Making the news a little more digestible, Snapshot is your quick guide to the biggest stories of the day.

Today we're following the latest in Ferguson, Mo., as Michael Brown is laid to rest, the situation unfolding at Fort Lee Army Base after a female soldier attempted suicide, and lest we forget, the good, bad and ugly from Sunday night's 2014 MTV VMAs.

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Pour yourself a glass of champagne, sit down on the couch and pretend you're amongst television's brightest stars because award show season is officially in full swing. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards kick off tonight on NBC and we cannot wait to see what host Seth Meyers has in store. From 'Breaking Bad' to 'True Detective,' this year in television has been so high voltage that tonight is anyone's game.  Who do you think will win at the 2014 Emmys
Following weeks of unrest and unanswered questions, people came from all over to pay their respects at Michael Brown's funeral in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday. Those close to the teen remembered him as "a little kid in a big body," whose "biggest goal was to be a part of something." The 18-year-old's father pleaded for peace on the somber day, prompting even the Ferguson Police Department to post a sign announcing a "break for funeral." 
A female soldier at Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia was taken to a Richmond hospital after trying to commit suicide on the base's CASCOM headquarters building. A Fort Lee spokesperson confirmed to AOL that the woman "turned her weapon on herself and fired one shot into herself," but it is not yet clear where the shot was fired. She was transported from the base to VCU Medical Center, but her condition is not yet known. 
The chaos leading up to Sunday night's VMAs was calamitous -- even for MTV's standards. Viewers got an eye-full of Nicki Minaj, saw Taylor Swift "Shake It Off" and watched what happens when stars give their stylists the night off. It goes without saying that Beyonce owned the night as she accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Everyone bow down now.
Burger King is contemplating a move to the Great White North. The fast-food giant is in talks to buy Canadian doughnut chain Tim Horton's in a merger that would shave off a substantial portion of their tax bill. The company is currently based in Miami, but would reportedly move its headquarters in what's called a "tax inversion deal," according to Fortune. Talk about having it your way. 
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