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Saturday Aug 23 | The Detroit News

Forum: Stop Ferguson from happening in Detroit

Could a slaying of an unarmed black teen by police happen in Detroit? That question, sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, loomed large over a forum held Friday at Fellowship Chapel on relations between minority communities and law enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Mother Jones

What we know so far about the Justice Department's probe into Michael Brown's death.

Last Friday, the Department of Justice announced that FBI agents were working with attorneys from the Civil Rights Division and US Attorney's Office to conduct what Attorney General Eric Holder promised would be a "thorough and complete investigation" into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Monica Conyers released from probation early

Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, who pleaded guilty to bribery and served time in prison, has been released eight months early from probation, according to a court filing.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Hill

Democrats are part of the problem in Ferguson, too

The halls of an adjourned Congress are ringing with passionate calls to address the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., which resulted from the lethal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Steve Cohen, Representative Hank Johnson

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Why Protecting Our Trade Secrets Is Essential To Saving the Economy

By: Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries , Howard Coble , John Conyers Jr. , Steve Chabot , Jerrold Nadler , and George Holding , Members of the House Judiciary Committee Unlike a patent or copyright, a trade secret is non-public intellectual property.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Howard Coble, Democrat, Jerrold Nadler, Steve Chabot, Beverages, CocaCola

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Boise Weekly

U.S. Lawmakers Want to End Transfers of Military Equipment to Police

U.S. lawmakers alarmed by the aggressive police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are pushing for Congress to limit the Pentagon's ability to provide civilian police departments with military equipment such as armored vehicles designed for the battlefield.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson

Sys-Con Media

Former White House And Congress Spokesman Bob Weiner Reveals How...

Weiner, a former Conyers aide and now a White House and congress columnist and radio commentator, was invited by the Congressman to witness the last two days of his primary push.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Gateway Pundit

Dem Rep. Lacy Clay Calls on House Judiciary Hearing to Probe Shooting of Robber Mike Brown

Rep. Lacy Clay Jr. called on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a special hearing to probe the shooting of robber Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

ABC News

Lawmakers Rip Ferguson Police Response to Protesters

The law enforcement response to the protest has been labeled overly combative, even militaristic - and lawmakers are now concerned that the situation is emblematic of a more pervasive problem.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Steve Cohen, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson, Representative Marcia Fudge, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Christian Science Monitor

Has Rand Paul raised 2016 prospects with fiery Ferguson response?

Sen. Rand Paul, here speaking at an event sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington on June 20, has commented on issues like race in ways that go well beyond typical partisan lines.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Ferguson, MO, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Democrat

National Journal

Congress Isn't Ending the Pentagon-to-Police Weapons Program Anytime Soon

High-profile lawmakers are criticizing a federal program that puts military equipment in the hands of local law enforcement, a reaction to the chaos and police crackdown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lacy Clay, Ferguson, MO, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Lucianne.com

Next 25 Articles

Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn has nabbed the endorsement of former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller , a conservative Democrat whoA s backed more Republicans than members of his own party in recent years.

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Related Topix: Georgia, US News, Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, W.

Detroit Free Press

Mural, event help celebrate growing movement in Detroit: Urban farming

Ryan Herberholz's mural is unveiled Thursday as part of the Help Us Grow Detroit event to raise awareness to urban farming initiatives.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Switched

House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police

Rep. Hank Johnson announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson, Riot

Roll Call

Democrats Call for Judiciary Hearings on Ferguson Violence

A police officer standing watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown conceals her identity.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Scott

CBS Local

Unruly Man Arrested After Detroit Police Shooting Cited Ferguson, Missouri Incident

Police say a man referencing the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was arrested as a crowd gathered on Detroit's east side following a police shooting.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Merced Sun-Star

Impeachment talk and obstructionism backfiring for Republicans

After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment banner.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Luis Gutierrez

Russia Taday

St. Louis County police will no longer be involved in policing Ferguson

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Off the Kuff

The case against tossing the HERO repeal petitions

Jerad Nachvar makes a constitutional argument that the city of Houston should have accepted the HERO repeal petitions even though many of the petition pages fell short of the requirements laid out in the city charter.

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Philly.com

She's as Indian as apple pie

In December 2005, Singla was working as a television reporter in Chicago when she pulled a major story - a Southwest Airlines passenger jet skidded off a Midway runway, spilling onto a busy highway and killing a young child in a vehicle.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Recipes, King of Prussia, PA, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Indian Cuisine

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