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  • Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name

    Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly. The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner,...
  • President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown

    President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown
    As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race. But rather than bold words, Obama's reaction in this case has been shaped by an...
  • Ferguson protests: Tear gas fired after attacks on police, officer says

    Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. "Not a single bullet was fired...
  • Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

    Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist
    Police said early on Tuesday 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 teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. Funeral...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • 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...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions

    Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions
    Newport News Police Chief Richard Myers was one of several police chiefs from around the nation asked to share advice with a team of Missouri state police on how to defuse the tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Myers has experience with tense community...
  • In Ferguson, Holder recalls own 'humiliating' experiences with police

    U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and the parents of Michael Brown in a fast-paced series of gatherings that coincided with one of the most peaceful days since the Aug. 9 fatal...
  • Opportunists fan the flames of racial unrest

    Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 African-Americans are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is...