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Another Call for Calm, as Ferguson Grand Jury Continues

Another Call for Calm, as Ferguson Grand Jury Continues

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said the panel is still in session. There was no indication when the grand jury would [...]
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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Mo. Governor Names Ferguson Commission MembersST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday named 16 people to the new Ferguson Commission, an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Here is a look at the commission and its members: WHO ARE THEY?: More [...]
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Violence against women is a worldwide human rights violation. Being safe and living free from violence and discrimination are human rights. Yet, many women and girls across the globe are not safe. A 2013 study by the World Health Organization found that 35 percent of women worldwide have been sexually or physically assaulted; some countries [...]
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What are the Grand Jury Issues in Michael Brown’s Death?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 jury: ___ Q: What is the [...]
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Tax on Junk Food Approved by Navajo Nation  WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has approved a tax on junk food sold on the country’s largest reservation. Lawmakers voted 10-4 on the last day of a two-day special session on Nov. 14 to impose a 2 percent sales tax on items such as cookies, chips and sodas. If signed [...]
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‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Emerges as New Focus for White HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for young men. White House aides on Wednesday released a report on the work it has done to help minority women and [...]
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U.S. is Returning to Segregation, Civil Rights Pioneer SaysNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. “You almost feel like you’re back in the ’60s,” said Bridges, who is now 60 years old. “The conversation across the country, [...]
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Michael Brown’s Family Calls for Calm After Jury DecidesCLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint by both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the suburban St. Louis officer who shot him should face charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump held a press conference Thursday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center, where [...]
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Chicago Residents to Leaders: Listen to the PeopleElection 2014 was just on Nov. 4, but working families, low-income individuals and grassroots activists in Chicago are not letting their ballots be the end of their democratic participation for the year. More than 800 people gathered on Nov. 11 to raise their collective voice so that political leaders will know, yet again, that neighborhood [...]
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