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Name of cop who shot teen six times in back released

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The family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in October publicly released the name of the shooter despite authorities withholding the information. Officials were hesitant to release the officer’s name until a “threat assessment” was completed. 

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since. First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee made a documentary based on her life. Now […]

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social media, and refer to the protesters as “terrorists” […]

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations

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Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as America’s delegation talked about abuse by police in […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him to do so. 

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Ferguson police say no-fly zone imposed due to media

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The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons. But audio recordings show that local authorities wanted to keep news helicopters away instead. 

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Dream Defenders launch bulletproof vest campaign for kids in protest of Stand Your Ground laws

The Florida-based activist group Dream Defenders has launched a bulletproof vest campaign for children in protest of Stand Your Ground legislation in the state. The group, which formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, has taken on causes largely related to gun violence. 

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West Virginia columnist fired after referring to Mike Brown as an ‘animal’

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A West Virginia columnist who’s been with the Charleston Daily Mail for more than 30 years, has been fired after referring to Michael Brown as an “animal.” Don Surber’s comments appeared on his personal blog post about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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