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  • Chained together, Dreamers fight on

    Chained together, Dreamers fight on
    Nestor Ruiz paced the parking lot of the Humane Society, waiting to march next door to the Broward Transitional Facility, where hundreds who entered the country illegally await deportation. The chain around one of his ankles rattled against the asphalt....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family

    Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest....
  • Deep justice in Ferguson

    Black 'hood, white cops. Get on the sidewalk! And so it begins, and begins, and begins. An African-American boy dies for walking in the street -- yet one more insanely small transgression. Protesters cry for justice. The legal bureaucracy hunkers down,...
  • Baltimore demonstrators march in latest protest for Ferguson

    Baltimore demonstrators march in latest protest for Ferguson
    About 50 Baltimore demonstrators gathered outside City Hall to stand in solidarity with Missouri protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Organizers of the demonstration meet regularly at an event called "West...
  • A view from the front lines in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Missouri Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday night I joined approximately 150 protesters, who formed a line stretching across West Florissant Avenue. About 100 yards south of us, the wide avenue was blocked by a line of police vehicles, several of...
  • Smaller protest forms in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson,...
  • Thunderstorms, counter-protesters and calm on Ferguson's streets

    Thunderstorms, counter-protesters and calm on Ferguson's streets
    What began as a calm evening in Ferguson with small groups of protesters walking along West Florissant Avenue chanting in unison, "Hands up, don't shoot," briefly turned confrontational when a Missouri couple arrived with posters in support of the...
  • Ferguson protesters march to county justice center, site of grand jury probe

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters gathered again in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night and marched to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the case. After sunset Wednesday, more than 100 protesters gathered on...
  • Activists call for probes into Ron Tomalis' 25% pension boost as Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser

    HARRISBURG — Using Halloween decorations as props, good-government activists called for investigations into whether Gov. Tom Corbett's former education secretary-turned-adviser floated through the administration as a "ghost employee" who will...
  • National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense

    National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense
    Although the Missouri National Guard was deployed and a curfew was lifted Monday, what began as a peaceful demonstration turned restive after dark, as this racially polarized St. Louis suburb hunkered down for another night of painful protests stemming...
  • Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws protesters amid war tensions

    RISHON LEZION Israel (Reuters) - Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza...