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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 18, 2014

More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

By Elise Hu

Police fire tear gas in Ferguson

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."




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 16, 2014

What’s Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

By Scott Neuman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday.

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.


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