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  • Missouri governor says violence won't be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling

    Missouri governor says violence won't  be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling
    While the St. Louis area remains on edge awaiting a grand jury decision in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., local law enforcement and activists are preparing for protests that could potentially...
  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter target of Zurich protesters

    Sepp Blatter, the controversial president of world soccer's governing body, generally travels with a security detail. On Tuesday he needed riot police as well when demonstrators interrupted a speech he was making at a university in Zurich, Switzerland,...
  • Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision

    Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision
    High school and college students ditched classes Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving...
  • 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...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

    Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death...
  • Police arrest protesters as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

    Police arrest protesters as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, kept alert on Thursday for signs of tension after arresting five people for blocking a street the night before in a protest demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager...
  • Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

    Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are...
  • Michael Brown's father: 'I don't want my son's death to be in vain'

    Michael Brown's father: 'I don't want my son's death to be in vain'
    In a video address published Thursday, Michael Brown's father urged demonstrators to stay peaceful after a grand jury decides whether to indict the police officer who killed his unarmed 18-year-old son. "My family and I are hurting, our whole region...
  • Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre

    Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre
    Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and clashed with riot police outside Mexico City's National Palace on Thursday as thousands protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers. Hundreds of...
  • Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting

    Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shooting
    A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, prosecutors said on Monday. The grand...
  • Ferguson erupts after grand jury decides not to charge police officer in teen's fatal shooting

    Police fired tear gas and protesters set businesses ablaze in Ferguson, Missouri, in racially charged unrest sparked by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in August. St. Louis...