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  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 19

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., police confirmed. Officers weren't involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions...
  • L.A. councilman to hold forum to ease tensions over LAPD shooting

    L.A. councilman to hold forum to ease tensions over LAPD shooting
    A Los Angeles city councilman has organized a public meeting for Tuesday evening to ease tensions over the controversial shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles last week. Councilman Curren Price said he organized the 7 p.m. meeting at...
  • Obama's actions speak louder than words, some civil rights leaders say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's reluctance to delve intensely into the issue of race is drawing criticism from some African-Americans, who say he needs to contribute to the dialogue on race in America, especially as violence continues to roil...
  • Why did Michael Brown shooting happen where it did?

    FERGUSON, Mo. Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue, there was a different mobilization going on. Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to this north St. Louis...
  • Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?

    Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?
    The shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in suburban St. Louis has spotlighted a wide range of policy questions and social issues, from police training and militarization (evident with the response to the post-shooting protests) to the...
  • St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson

    St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson
    St. Louis city police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who allegedly charged at two officers on Tuesday just miles from the scene of a controversial police shooting in the suburb of Ferguson, Mo., that has sparked civil unrest. At a news conference,...
  • Private autopsy says Brown shot 6 times; Holder orders third autopsy

    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a third autopsy of Michael Brown, whose shooting death by a Ferguson police officer touched off a week of volatile protests that boiled over for another night late Sunday. Meanwhile, a private autopsy requested...
  • Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]

    Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not...
  • 7-year-old shot by his grandmother fearing an intruder, deputies say

    A 7-year-old Florida boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistakenly shot him, sheriff’s deputies say. Linda Maddox, 63, was sleeping in her bedroom with her twin grandsons after their father had gone to work, said Cristal Bermudez...
  • Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

    Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
    Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for...
  • Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri

    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me...