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August 19, 2014

President Obama to address unrest in Ferguson

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obamamet with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. Obama planned to issue a statement on the two crises later Monday. The president made a brief return to Washington from Martha’s Vineyard to confer with advisers…

New Video Shows Aftermath Of Michael Brown Shooting

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A new video shot by Ferguson resident Piaget Crenshaw shows the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. “God bless his soul, the police shot this boy outside my apartment,” Crenshaw can be heard saying in the video, which was shown on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday. Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, can be seen lying dead in the street…

So What If Michael Brown Had Marijuana In His System When He Was Killed?

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The St. Louis County medical examiner’s report on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, found that Brown had “marijuana in his system” when he died, according to aWashington Post article Monday. This development should not have come as a surprise to anyone who has ever been or known a teenager, but some still expected the toxicology report to…

Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis, Chicago team the buzz at Little League World Series

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series. Philly’s Mo’ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West squad are the talk of the series; professional athletes and politicians alike are following their every move. They’ve Skyped with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had shout-outs from NBA star Kevin Durant on Twitter and the Pennsylvania governor was in…

Captain Ron Johnson delivers powerful message to Michael Brown’s family

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It’s no secret Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has won over the community of Ferguson. He’s been a staple at protests and demonstrations since Thursday — walking side by side with residents who feel Michael Brown was wrongfully killed at the hands of police. Sunday, Johnson continued to endear himself to those still outraged by his death. Speaking at a “unity rally” at Greater Grace Church, Johnson apologized on behalf…

Obama Dispatches Eric Holder To Ferguson As Federal Probes Continue

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke out on Monday about the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters have been demonstrating since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a police officer. He reiterated that the Justice Department has opened an independent investigation into Brown’s killing, and announced that Attorney General Eric Holder will head to Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal…