We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.
Chancellor Phyllis Wise heard praise and criticism from University of Illinois students Wednesday night, for the decision to withdrawn Steven Salaita’s faculty appointment.
Bucking a long judicial trend, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Louisiana's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.
Despite current employment protections, pregnant women in the workplace are still sometimes forced out of jobs in Illinois. The governor Tuesday signed legislation aimed at ending that practice.
After two weeks of sometimes violent protests, the family of Michael Brown finally took some time to mourn on Monday. The funeral service for the unarmed 18-year-old killed by officer Darren Wilson was held in a St. Louis megachurch.
Relative calm and restraint prevailed for a third consecutive night on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as confrontations subside between authorities and those protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.
President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.