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  • Holder Brings His Civil Rights Push to Ferguson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation’s civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story. As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, ...

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  • How Can Authorities Restore Order in Ferguson?

    They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. After more than a week of unrest following ...

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  • Monday Night: Police, Protesters Collide Again in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. The latest clashes came at the ...

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  • Police Shooting Draws Protesters from Near, Far

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles ...

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  • Texas’ Perry Indicted for Abuse of Power

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first ...

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  • Arenas Goes on Rant About Sharpton

    After the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas made comments about the Rev. Al Sharpton, but they were not uplifting or encouraging. Arenas went on an Instagram rant saying, “The stats also show Al coon Sharpton has not helped one ...

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