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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is sending the National Guard to Ferguson to help restore order. He signed the executive order after another night of violence. In a statement, Nixon said the guard's help is needed to "restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson."
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, considered a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, was indicted on felony abuse-of-power charges late Friday in connection with his veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The case, which has been bubbling for months, is complicated.
The latest shooting incident in Champaign happened in the pre-dawn hours Friday morning in the northwest part of the city.
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.
After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night.
Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.
A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippman talks about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests and rioting that have followed.
A St. Louis County police officer reportedly shot an armed man in Ferguson, Mo., after police responded to reports of shots being fired early Wednesday.
Citing safety concerns, police in Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teen died, say they won't release the name of the officer who fired the shots.
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