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  • Five things for Thursday, August 14

    Five things for Thursday, August 14
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a judge issued a temporary injunction against a Planned Parenthood clinic; unrest in Ferguson, Mo. continues; and Internet-privacy device iCloak gets more support. 1. A judge has issued a temporary...
  • Police use tear gas, detain reporters in Ferguson, Mo.

    Police use tear gas, detain reporters in Ferguson, Mo.
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer. Clouds of smoke lingered...
  • Police brutality is everyone's problem

    Police brutality is everyone's problem
    When the details of Trayvon Martin’s death became public, everyone from fed-up moms to A-list celebs expressed outrage over the senseless death of a black kid at the hands of a wannabe cop. It seemed like the whole world knew about Trayvon. But...
  • Obama's other role: An uncommon scold

    Obama's other role: An uncommon scold
    Riots in Ferguson, Mo., draw President Barack Obama into a familiar, although unwritten, part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief. It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks...
  • Ferguson unrest reflects decades of racial tension in St. Louis area

    The roots of the racial unrest that has racked Ferguson, Mo., this week go back more than a century in a region that has had one foot planted in the Midwest and another in the South, historians and sociologists say. "The St. Louis metropolitan area...
  • Surprising Primary Guests: Race And Class

    Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up. Race was an...
  • L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term

    L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck reappointed to second five-year term
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck won a second term in office Tuesday but acknowledged he must now work to address shortcomings that have come to light in recent months. In the run-up to the vote, Beck endured a rocky evaluation process. He faced...
  • Since Brown shooting, it's in been night-and-day in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. It's been night-and-day since Saturday's fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Mostly peaceful protesters march hand-in-hand by day. At night, people splinter, defiance and lawlessness take a firmer grip, and expressions and intentions...
  • Group removes tweet comparing Michigan official to George Wallace

    A Twitter post made by a pro-charter lobbying group comparing Michigan schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan to iconic racist George Wallace has been removed after harsh criticism from social media users. On Thursday, the Great Lakes Education Project,...
  • We should get angry over any senseless murders, race aside

    The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-...
  • Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix [Commentary]

    Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix [Commentary]
    The killing of a young black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent military-style police response to protests has illuminated two very disturbing phenomena. One is older than our republic -- racial prejudice -- and the other is...