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33 min ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Obama the most ordinary of men

Fallen from Olympus: US President Barack Obama's isolation is turning his country and his own party against him.

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

4 hrs ago | New York Daily News

St. Louis cop suspended when racist rant goes viral

Officer Dan Page was outed as a racist extremist after video of his speech at an Oath Keepers meeting went viral Friday.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, St Louis County, MO, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

6 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Military surplus equipment to police: Program 1033 in SWFL

We have a follow-up to a WINK News investigation on military surplus equipment being transferred to police officers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

9 hrs ago | Government Executive

The Senate's Scattershot Approach to Ferguson

Even before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department have wrapped up their investigation into the lethal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., some senators are planning a legislative response for when Congress returns next month.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Eric Holder, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Harry Reid, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Carl Levin

13 hrs ago | USA Today

Calm restored in Ferguson, support for officer builds

As calm remained early Friday morning on the streets where Michael Brown's death brought angry protests, support for the officer who killed the teen remained strong.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors

17 hrs ago | The Hill

Missouri Dems push Hagel on police demilitarization

A pair of prominent Missouri Democrats urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Thursday to rein in a federal program arming local police with surplus military equipment.

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

22 hrs ago | Detroit News

Citing slaying by cop in Missouri, civil rights groups push end to alleged racial profiling

In the wake of an unarmed black Missouri teen's fatal shooting by a white police officer this month, civil rights groups, activists and others are calling for authorities to address what they say is profiling by law enforcement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, Activism, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Roll Call

McCaskill to Hold Police Militarization Hearings

McCaskill will hold hearings on the militarization of local police in wake of Ferguson events.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Carl Levin

KRQE Albuquerque

Police Shooting Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, St Louis County, MO

Media Matters for America

Wash . Post Helps Perpetuate Myth That False Reports Of Rape Are Widespread

A Washington Post article about sexual assault on college campuses failed to provide crucial context about how rare false reports of these incidents actually are.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Nanaimo Daily News

Senator questions why agency pays contractor legal fees in whistleblower cases

Private contractors for the U.S. Department of Energy have spent at least $3.5 million in legal expenses to battle two critics of a massive construction project at the nation's most polluted nuclear site, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Lebanon Daily News

Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Roy Blunt, US Senate, Republican, Senator Roy Blunt, Ferguson, MO

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Albany Times Union

Maureen Dowd: Obama couldn't be

When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage.

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

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Rally Point

Like millions across the country, I watched in dismay as events in Ferguson, Missouri turned violent between protesters and law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St Louis County, MO

The Washington Post

On social media Claire McCaskill takes the lead in Ferguson

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill's first response came the morning of Aug. 11, two days after officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Eric Holder

The Nation

For Many Politicians, Ferguson Isn't Happening

Representative Paul Ryan's response to the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police was fairly straightforward: say nothing, do nothing.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Roy Blunt, Roy Blunt, Democrat

National Review Online

Mo. Dem Senator: Controversial County Prosecutor Will Be 'Fair' in Brown Case

Senator Claire McCaskill gave St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch a forceful vote of confidence amid calls from within her own party that he not be involved in the case of the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., man Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

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

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

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