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  • Violent protests overshadow peaceful rallies in wake of Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. They sat under a shade tree, putting marker to poster board in the parking lot of a strip mall. As the Rev. Al Sharpton held the media's attention in downtown St. Louis Tuesday, an Illinois pastor and a Missouri state senator were across...
  • Church meetings hear calls for justice in Missouri police shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. At two meetings with distinctly different tones, the call Tuesday night was for justice. Packed houses at two churches heard speakers discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon a...
  • Ferguson, Mo., police are using a blunt instrument -- tear gas

    Ferguson, Mo., police are using a blunt instrument -- tear gas
    The images have left a searing impression: Heavily armed police lobbing smoking tear gas canisters into the crowd of protesters. The backlit plumes of smoke have appeared nearly every night, enforcing the picture of suburban Ferguson, Mo., as a...
  • With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican

    With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican
    Win or lose—and there’s no question he’s running—Rand Paul has firmly established himself as the most intriguing Republican eyeing the White House in 2016. Thursday brought fresh evidence as the Kentucky senator leaped headlong...
  • Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says

    FBI and Justice Department investigators from St. Louis and Washington have already spoken with key witnesses who saw a police officer shoot an unarmed teenager during a confrontation last weekend in Ferguson, Mo., Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said...
  • U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police after teen shooting

    U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police after teen shooting
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday it will launch a civil investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman last month....
  • Ferguson police response has been negligent

    Ferguson police response has been negligent
    It's hard to pinpoint the moment law enforcement authorities and elected officials lost control of the situation in Ferguson, Mo. Monday — two days after the shooting of an unarmed African-American teen by a police officer — looks like a...
  • Michael Brown's uncle describes nephew as large in size, quiet in demeanor

    FERGUSON, Mo. The uncle of 18-year-old Michael Brown says his nephew was a "gentle giant" who didn't want to play football because he didn't want to hurt anyone. Brown, who was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Ferguson by a police officer, stood 6-...
  • Is police brutality on the rise? We need data

    Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri when President Obama acknowledged that we are "deeply disturbed" by the situation. Indeed we are. Take your pick of the most dismaying elements of...
  • Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.

    Boisterous yet peaceful demonstrations continued as night fell in Ferguson on Thursday under the lower-key supervision of police in standard uniforms. There were no assault rifles, riot gear or armored personnel vehicles that had inflamed tensions over...
  • Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

    Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence
    Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. This...