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  • St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson

    St. Louis city police shoot and kill suspect miles from Ferguson
    St. Louis city police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who allegedly charged at two officers on Tuesday just miles from the scene of a controversial police shooting in the suburb of Ferguson, Mo., that has sparked civil unrest. At a news conference,...
  • Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri

    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me...
  • Chicagoan arrested in Ferguson: Shooting 'worth getting angry about'

    Chicagoan arrested in Ferguson: Shooting 'worth getting angry about'
    Charlie Coffeen was one of four Chicagoans arrested Monday in Ferguson, Mo., a little more than a week after a police officer there shot and killed an unarmed teenager and sparked sometimes violent protests.  A 26-year-old musician from Logan Square,...
  • Ferguson protest area subdued as night falls

    FERGUSON, Mo. The streets that have convulsed with protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer for several nights were quiet and subdued Tuesday evening as about 250 people milled around. On the section of West...
  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon not ready to call special prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown's death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county's controversial elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle it. But Missouri...
  • Officials express concern over 'outsiders' in Missouri protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. The perpetrators of violence who have instigated a response that has filled the air with tear gas the past 10 days are generally not a presence among the demonstrators protesting the death of Michael Brown. Rather, police and peaceful...
  • Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., ignore pleas to stay home

    As this troubled town awaited the arrival of U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., local officials pleaded for calm Tuesday, protesters ignored requests to stay home, and schools remained closed for fear of the violence that has clutched Ferguson for nearly...
  • Police move against protesters as calm dissolves in Ferguson, Missouri

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in riot gear ordered dozens of lingering demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday and charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved amid protests over the police shooting death of...
  • Peaceful protests turn tense again in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. Another day of peaceful protests turned tense late Tuesday as protesters again clashed with police on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson. As midnight approached, the street scene grew chaotic when someone threw a plastic water bottle at...
  • Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight

    Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, the protests turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make arrests.  The night appeared on the verge of spinning out of control when some protesters...
  • The militarization of the police is a threat to American democracy

    The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the heavy-handed police tactics that have followed point to a growing problem in this country: the threat of a police state that endangers not only public safety, but democracy itself. After the fatal...