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On Tuesday, August 19, Governor Jay Nixon called for the "vigorous prosecution" of Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last week.
8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
A 23-year-old man brandishing a knife was shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer Tuesday afternoon, according to the St. Louis police department Police Chief Sam Dotson said via Twitter that an officer gave verbal commands, and both officers "feared for their safety" before firing their weapons.
American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.
The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.
They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard - and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.
The National Guard was sent in to Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday. Thus far, it hasn't done much to quell tensions between police and protestors.
When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years."
FERGUSON, Mo. - Protests continued Monday night in Ferguson, Mo. with activities turning violent, including the shooting of two rioters.
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, again turned violent over the weekend in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Unsurprisingly, a new Pew poll finds that race itself impacts reactions as to whether or not Brown's death "raises important issues about race or whether ... (more)
Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.
Several dozen protesters blocked a freeway exit ramp at 10th and Michigan streets in Milwaukee for several minutes around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
By calling National Guard troops into Ferguson, Missouri, authorities are taking the situation "to the opposite extreme of community policing," a former FBI assistant director says.
Analysis: Seeking a path to peace in Ferguson After days of unrest, authorities seek a recipe for peace.
Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama returned to work at the White House Monday, replacing images of him bicycling and golfing on an island resort with those of him at the White House huddling over current crises with top advisers.
Dr. Michael Baden discusses the preliminary autopsy results of Michael Brown on Monday.
A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out... A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families ... (more)
Assange has been holed up in the embassy - a small ground floor apartment near London's Harrods department store - for more than two years.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:12 pm
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