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Teacher put on leave after making students re-enact Michael Ferguson shooting

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An Alabama teacher is now on paid administrative leave for instructing students to re-enact the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in class. Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. An investigation is underway. 

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Family of unarmed man killed in Wal-mart demands surveillance footage

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The family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-mart last week is demanding the retailer release surveillance video footage of the events that led to his death. John Crawford III, a father or two, was killed just days before police shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, in the […]

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Update: Michael Brown shot at least 6 times

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An unarmed black Missouri teenager who was killed by a white police officer last weekend was shot at least six times, twice in the head, according to a preliminary private autopsy. The autopsy, performed by former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden, found that one of the bullets entered the top of […]

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Unarmed black man Ezell Ford fatally shot by police

According to family members, a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway late Monday evening. 

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President Obama issues statement on death of Michael Brown

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After a series of calls for him to address the death of an unarmed teenager who was killed by a St. Louis County police officer, President Obama has released a statement on the matter. Michael Brown, 18, lost his life on Saturday after an altercation with police. The teen was unarmed, and witnesses say he […]

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Obama releases statement on passing of Robin Williams, but stays mum about Michael Brown death despite White House petition

Less than three hours after the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams, President Obama issued a warm tribute to the legendary entertainer. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between,” the statement  read. As touching as that is for the millions who […]

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Rioting breaks out in Ferguson over Michael Brown shooting

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday evening following the death of an unarmed teen shot by a police officer. The violence ensued after a scheduled rally and vigil in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on Saturday.

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Spike Lee erects memorial in memory of Eric Garner

Film director Spike Lee has erected a memorial outside his Fort Greene studio for Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six who died while being arrested by police in Staten Island. Garner died on July 18 after police placed him in a chokehold, an illegal move, for selling loose cigarettes. 

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Racists in Israel are out of control, residents plan to flee

Tensions are high in Israel, but one angle that isn’t being talked about much is the explosion of racism and extremism. It started shortly after the kidnapping of three Israeli boys in Gush Etzion, that led to an assault in Gaza which has left more than 1,000 dead. 

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Eric Garner death ruled a homicide

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into a choke hold by members of the NYPD was ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner. The incident provoked outrage last month after a witness filmed police placing Eric Garner in an illegal choke hold while arresting him for selling cigarettes illegally. 

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