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School district bans conversation about Ferguson

The unrest in Ferguson has prompted a neighboring school to ban conversation on the events happening in the small St. Louis suburb. Edwardsville Superintendent Ed Hightower said the school banned talks about Ferguson and Michael Brown due to safety concerns. 

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Governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Missouri

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew in Ferguson over the weekend. The move is an attempt to quell disturbances that have shaken up the city since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. 

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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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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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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An unarmed Michael Brown shot by police, sparks community outrage

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has sparked outrage both on social media and within community in which he lived. 18-year-old Michael Brown lost his life after an alleged altercation with police in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. 

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Michael Sam makes history by becoming first openly gay NFL player, could impact gay couples in Missouri

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The St. Louis Rams made history on Saturday when they selected Michael Sam in this year’s NFL draft. The move makes Sam the NFL’s first openly-gay football player. But the NFL may not be the only entity impacted by the decision.

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Missouri student receives Fulbright Assistantship in South America

A University of Missouri-St. Louis student has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Loren Moseley, a secondary education graduate student will spend eight months working at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. 

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Hundreds of Missouri supporters turn out for ‘Stand with Sam’ event for gay football player

Hundreds of University of Missouri students, administrators and Columbia residents gathered along Faurot Field Saturday in support of former MU Football player Michael Sam on Saturday. Sam recently came out last week, and a group from Kansas was scheduled to protest the move. 

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Missouri’s Michael Sam could be NFL’s first openly-gay football player

Michael Sam, a defensive end for the University of Missouri, may become the first openly gay player in the NFL. The SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year announced that he is gay just before the NFL combine is scheduled to begin. He told his teammates last August. 

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