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Police, protesters clash in Ferguson

Amid the tense situation, a group of people trying to keep the peace locked arms and managed to position themselves between the more confrontational protesters and the police line. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

KKK raising money for Ferguson police officer

Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the Aug. 9 shooting, has been a police officer for six years, four with Ferguson Police Department. There’s no indication Wilson supports the KKK’s efforts. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Obama sending Holder to Ferguson, claims progress in Iraq

Faced with a pair of violent crises, President Obama said Monday he is seeing progress in Iraq and announced he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the unrest over a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Chaos, violence in Ferguson; National Guard called in

Sunday night and early Monday morning, protesters shot at police, threw Molotov cocktails at officers, looted local businesses and carried out a “coordinated attempt” to block roads and overrun the police’s command center, the governor’s office said. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Reports: Autopsy shows Michael Brown shot six times

The autopsy requested by Brown’s family found that he was shot four times in the right arm and twice in the head. All of the shots, The New York Times reported, were fired from Brown’s front. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Ferguson police name officer in Michael Brown shooting

The Ferguson, Mo., police department on Friday identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown, whose death spurred violent protests and unrest in the St. Louis suburb over the past week. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Timeline: Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

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Governor vows a 'different tone' on Ferguson's streets

Sixteen people were arrested and two police officers were injured during the latest round of clashes over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Robin Williams was battling Parkinson's, wife says

In a statement sent to the media on Thursday, Schneider explains that the star’s sobriety was “intact” at the time of his death, calling him “brave” as he battled depression, anxiety and early stages of the disease. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

President Obama signs Washington disaster declaration

President Obama’s Administration notified Gov. Jay Inslee today that he has approved assistance for Okanogan County and confederated Colville tribes for repairing or replacing public infrastructure lost as a result of recent wildfires. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites