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Wait for answers threatens fragile calm in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | The conflict in Ferguson, Mo., might have simmered for a time, but the heat is rising again as residents lose patience with the government’s response to the…

Midday Roundup: Comedy pioneer Joan Rivers dies at 81

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Queen of Mean. Joan Rivers died Thursday in New York City of complications from throat surgery. She was 81. The acerbic comedienne made a 40-plus year career…

Houses divided

By Jamie Dean
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Police | A history of police violence brings police killing in Ferguson to national attention, even as black-on-black murders in far greater numbers remain local…

Tinder for the explosion in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Education | A battle over a failing school district helped stoke the fires of racial tension that engulfed North County, Mo., after Michael Brown’s death

Keepers of the peace or public safety threat?

By Michael Cochrane
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Police | The recent images of battle-dressed police officers atop armored vehicles confronting protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have ignited a concern smoldering for…

Midday Roundup: U.S. tried to rescue ISIS captives earlier this summer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Secret mission. The White House acknowledged yesterday that it tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS…

NYC recruits clergy to avoid another Ferguson

By Emily Belz
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Police | Mayor meets with religious leaders after an African-American man dies in a police chokehold

Midday Roundup: Ferguson residents rejoice over a calmer night

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Moving forward. A St. Louis grand jury will start hearing evidence this morning in the shooting that killed African-American teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

By Cal Thomas
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Crime | It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights…

What they’re really saying in Ferguson

By Nick Eicher
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Police | A walk down West Florissant reveals the hearts and minds of protesters and police

The police problem

By D.C. Innes
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Police | When I was a boy, they told us in school that a policeman is your friend. There are communities where that does not appear to be true. Those communities also…

National Guard summoned to Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | Troops needed as confrontations escalate between police and protesters over the shooting of Michael Brown

 
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