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Police in Ferguson Sued for $40M Over Brutality Claims

Police in Ferguson Sued for $40M Over Brutality Claims

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaintiffs in the suit in St. Louis include a clinical social worker who [...]
Obama’s Immigration Plans Now Expected in SeptemberWASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say. [...]
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Remember Michael Brown by Voting, Mourners SayST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the Black 18-year-old who lay in the closed casket after being shot [...]
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Smithsonian Welcomes LGBT HistoryWASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people became part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection on Aug. 19, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the [...]
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Investigation of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson BeginsCHICAGO (AP) — A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against a White suburban police officer who fatally shot unarmed Black 18-year-old Michael Brown. State prosecutors are wading through contradictory narratives as they decide which account to present. Federal authorities also could [...]
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‘Militarization’ of Police Takes Heat in FergusonWASHINGTON (AP) — The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed Black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for “militarizing America’s Main Streets” and aggravating clashes between police and protesters. The Ferguson Police Department [...]
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Was Ferguson a War Zone Because of Police, No Trust?FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets. The ugly clashes between police and protesters in this St. Louis suburb fueled a torrent of criticism and raised questions about whether the [...]
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Deadline to Clarify Health Insurance Questions is Sept. 5WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they’re eligible. Of the 8 [...]
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Whites, the New Minority in America’s ClassroomsKENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom in Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county says “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and [...]
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Can You Change Your Race? Millions Have. Why?WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans decided they would be a different race or ethnicity in the early 2000s, with the largest movement coming from Hispanics deciding which racial category they should be in, a new census report showed Wednesday.  People switched between races, moved from multiple races to a single race or back, [...]
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