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1 hr ago | WLOS

Public can comment on fracking at Raleigh hearing

The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Cullowhee, NC, Reidsville, NC, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

6 hrs ago | News Max

Obama Frustrates Congressional Democrats

Democrats in Congress complain that President Barack Obama is personally distant and politically aloof and that he is endangering chances that his administration's agenda can be implemented in the remaining months of his term, The New York Times reported.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Washington, DC, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

Law enforcement officers watch on during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 18. Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police Aug. 18 during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Emanuel Cleaver, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Missouri, Prison, St. Louis, MO, Ferguson, MO

Daily Mail

'For him, eating his spinach is schmoozing with elected officials': ...

'I can't go out but the support is really keeping me going during this stressful time.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, Alternative, Barack Obama

Politico

Alaska primary a test of Dem 'meddling'

An outside group backing Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has spent nearly $4 million in attack ads against GOP Senate front-runner Dan Sullivan, a move Republicans say is "meddling" by Democrats to set themselves up for an easier general election this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Matt Mead, US Governors, Missouri

Stuff.co.nz

Appeal for calm after more Ferguson arrests

Police say they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen.

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The Village Voice

Highway Patrol Captain In Ferguson Blames Agitators from New York and California For Unrest

It was another long, bad night in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests over the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson continued for the ninth straight day.

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Cybercast News Service

Sen. McCaskill: Move Ferguson Protests to 'Green Space' and Screen for GunsCNS

Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'd like to move the ongoing and frequently violent protests in Ferguson to public space that is away from the business district: "Maybe we can move it to some green space and do some kind of just minimal screening to make sure guns are not going in," McCaskill told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday.

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The Hill

Holder at center of storm

Holder, one of Obama's longest-serving lieutenants, is the administration's face on the Ferguson riots, the news story dominating the airwaves this August.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Switched

What Happened When A Student Told Her Campus Health Center She Was Sexually Assaulted

Pace University forced the victim of an alleged sexual assault into an investigation, found the alleged rapist not responsible without saying why, and then attempted to require both students to attend a program on alcohol and date rape, a complaint filed with the Education Department claims.

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Inter Press Service

Despite Current Debate, Police Militarisation Goes Beyond U.S. Borders

In particular, a flurry of policy discussions is focusing on the startling level of force and military-style weaponry used by local police in responding to public demonstrations following the death Aug. 9 of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Washington Post

Running Transcript: Obamaa s remarks on Ferguson and Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks about developments in Iraq and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, from the White House in Washington, August 18, 2014.

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OregonLive.com

Steve Duin blog: NPR's Laura Starecheski on sexual violence and 'the power of the peer group'

On "Morning Edition," NPR's Laura Starecheski has a superb piece this morning on the power that peer groups can exert in interrupting the cycle of sexual violence on the college campus.

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The Kingman Daily Miner

Are police departments too militarized?

Police Chief Robert DeVries said the armored military vehicle it acquired from the Department of Defense in April would be used to protect officers and civilians - and not as a blunt instrument.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

KMBC-TV

Nixon: Ferguson police were 'aggressive'

Gov. Jay Nixon is criticizing the "over-militarization" of the police response to protests that have been spurred by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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

The Hill

Ferguson response shows libertarian divide between Paul and Cruz

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz's differing tone in response to the Ferguson riots could provide clues for the divergent trails they're forging to woo libertarian voters in 2016.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Who Voted Against Militarizing Local Police-- Who Was Just Fine With It?

If you've been horrified by the extreme police overreaction in #Ferguson, this vote tally's worth keeping in mind when you go to the polls in November.

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Bruins Nation

NCAA Resolution Further Proves Alford Hiring Was a Bad Idea

When even the NCAA President knows it's wrong to interfere in a sexual assault investigation, it really makes you wonder why Dan Guerrero still hired Steve Alford.

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The Salinas Californian

Mo. gov. declares state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.

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Bloomberg

Military Tactics Used in Ferguson Draw Bipartisan Ire

Images of police in camouflage brandishing assault rifles and training laser sights on unarmed protesters in Ferguson, Missouri stirred criticism of military tactics in U.S. law enforcement that cuts.

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