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With Ferguson, the Nation Searches for Racial Healing

With Ferguson, the Nation Searches for Racial Healing

If there is one observation from the Nov. 24 decision by the St. Louis grand jury to not charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the August fatal shooting of Michael Brown, it is that there is certainly more to come in this case. More questions. More emotion. More outrage. Since Monday, the nation has [...]
How You Can Help in FergusonThe 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 [...]
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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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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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A Nation Splinters, Again, Following Ferguson NewsFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict White police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, Black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, crowds [...]
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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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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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