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Purported audio of Ferguson gunshots surfaces

Newly surfaced audio may reveal a pause in the gunshots fired by Officer Darren Wilson at Michael Brown, providing some insight into the sequence of events on August 9 in Ferguson. The FBI has reportedly interviewed a man who lives nearby where Brown ...

Ferguson latest stop in a long career of hustle

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church — minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old — the Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career. "Th ...

Has Jay Nixon's national political future been lost in the smoke of Ferguson?

Until 16 days ago, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy. As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free personal resume and a fo ...

Sharpton to lead march against white NY police officer today

[caption id="attachment_9110" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) — Marchers are set to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer, the latest high-profil ...

Officials who hyped Ferguson now worry about outcome

[caption id="attachment_8626" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a wh ...

Holder: I See Why Blacks Don't Trust Police

The US Attorney General met the parents of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by police and pledged a thorough probe into the killing, during a visit to Ferguson, Missouri. Amid continuing tensions in the town following a series of racially charged ...

Appeasement will not 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. Aft ...

More gunfire, molotov cocktails and tear gas in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a po ...

Ferguson unrest puts spotlight on police firepower

Images from Ferguson, Mo., this week depicted a police force that looked more like an invading army -- complete with camouflage, assault rifles and armored vehicles with turrets where officers perched like snipers, their guns trained on crowds of pro ...

Jesse Jackson claims his 15 minutes in Ferguson protests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined protesters marching in the streets of a St. Louis suburb following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer. Jackson linked arms with other protesters Friday evening as ...


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