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  • Ferguson: Darren Wilson’s Been Talking

    Darren Wilson, the White Missouri police officer responsible for the shooting death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown, is apparently prepared to break his long-held silence. CNN’s Brian Stelter reported on “Reliable Sources” Nov. 23 that Wilson has been meeting with some “high-profile news ...

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  • Anxieties Mount as Ferguson Waits on Grand Jury

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge. More than 3½ months have passed since ...

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  • Civic Group: No Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Yet

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson ...

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  • Ferguson Grand Jury Unusual in Many Ways

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown. Not the length of deliberations, not the manner in which it has heard evidence, not the way in which its ...

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  • Ferguson Experiences 3rd Straight Night of Unrest

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. St. Louis County police said large groups of ...

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  • Official: Ferguson Grand Jury Still Meeting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ed Magee, a spokesman for Bob McCulloch, sent an email to media organizations early ...

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  • Ben Phillips Elected President of Regional Press Assoc.

    Benjamin M. Phillips IV, president of The Afro-American Newspapers, was elected the new president of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s Board of Directors at the group’s annual meeting Nov. 13. In his first address to the Association’s membership, Phillips said he is looking forward ...

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  • Ferguson Waits

    A pall has blanketed the city of Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis area in Missouri as the community awaits the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. “It is very quiet, very eerie,” said the Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple, who is on the ground in ...

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  • “Extra Help” for People with Limited Income

    Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each ...

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  • Answers to Questions about the Ferguson Grand Jury

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury has been hearing evidence for months as it weighs whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand ...

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