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  • NATIONAL

    In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke — on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into ...

  • NATIONAL

    Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

  • NATIONAL

    Sharpton gathers families of 3 men killed by cops

    The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown.

  • NATIONAL

    Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

  • MISSOURI NEWS

    Missouri taxpayers sue Nixon for Common Core test

    A Missouri judge this week ordered the state to stop paying membership fees to an organization that's writing tests for the Common Core educational standards.

  • NATIONAL

    A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters...

  • NATIONAL

    Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    Authorities have arrested three people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision and other police shootings in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

  • MISSOURI NEWS

    Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, said Wednesday that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.

  • MISSOURI NEWS

    Missouri holiday travel off to semi-smooth start

    A small band of snow along a stretch of eastern Missouri briefly caused headaches for holiday drivers Wednesday, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for motorists on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

  • MISSOURI NEWS

    Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

    Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.

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