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  • College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions

    Some of the college and graduate students who participated in the “Black Lives Matter” protests happen to study at schools that were preparing for finals. And in a few cases, they asked the administration and professors for leniency of various kinds -- with extended deadlines, or, in the case of Oberlin College students in Ohio, with a truly obnoxious petition that included this: Flunking should be prohibited for the entire semester. The lowest grade would be a C and all Oberlin students would be, as they say, above average. Or maybe instead of writing an actual assigned paper, they could meet with a professor to talk about their ideas for a paper.
  • Police body cameras a game-changer?

    Police body cameras a game-changer?
    With protests across the country fueled by police killings such as the ones in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., two groups often at odds — law enforcement officials and civil rights advocates — are beginning to see body cameras as a way to...

    Hong Kong's Occupy leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests wither

    Hong Kong's Occupy leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests wither
    Leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement surrendered to police Wednesday for their role in democracy protests that the government has deemed illegal, the latest sign the civil disobedience campaign may be running out of steam. Three founders...

    Riot damage to Ferguson businesses could be covered with insurance

     Riot damage to Ferguson businesses could be covered with insurance
    The images were inescapable: businesses in Ferguson, Mo., damaged or destroyed by rioting in the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury decision. What happens now to those livelihoods? Small-business owners who had what are commonly called a "business...

    Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists practice protest tactics

    Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists practice protest tactics
    In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way. "How hard was that? How much harder...