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How You Can Help in Ferguson

The television images and photographs about turmoil in Ferguson following the St. Louis grand jury’s decision on Monday to not chargePolice Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown might prompt people to think that this issue is far removed from them. It is not, as users of social media quickly discovered on [...]
Transcripts Reveal an Escalated Face Off in FergusonA St. Louis County grand jury met for 25 days over three months and heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses — many of whom gave conflicting statements — before deciding not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to prosecutor Bob [...]
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Gay Marriage Bans in Ark. and Miss. OverturnedLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals. Like several states, Arkansas and Mississippi had voter-approved constitutional amendments pass [...]
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Charges are Rare in Police Shootings, Analysts SayWASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury’s decision to spare Police Officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shooting investigations that show the latitude afforded law enforcement in using deadly force. The question for the panel that decided the case was never whether Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old [...]
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Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Win $4 Million SettlementIn the world of immigrant workers, grassroots organizations, lawyers, labor officials, and in this case, the owners of an award-winning dim sum restaurant in San Francisco, there is proof that diverse groups can voluntarily reach an agreement involving money. In this case, it’s a $4 million settlement that covers wage issues and benefits – and [...]
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Obama Claims Legality to Make Immigration ChangesWASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration [...]
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The Full Text: President Obama’s Immigration SpeechText of President Barack Obama’s immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.  For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, [...]
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Obama’s Immigration Plan: A Look at Key PartsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday: PARENTS Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people who are in the [...]
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St. Louis and the U.S. Wait for News About FergusonST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence [...]
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What Will Obama’s Immigration News Mean for Families?WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature. Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said [...]
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