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  • Autopsy shows Ferguson police shot Michael Brown 6 times

    by Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    An unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer has set off a week of protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, was struck by at least six bullets, a lawyer for the deceased's family said on Monday.

    The path of one bullet indicates 18-year-old Michael Brown...

  • Missouri names officer in shooting of unarmed teen, cites robbery

    by Nick Carey, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Police named Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and said the youth was the key suspect in a robbery that occurred minutes before the shooting, which sparked days of sometimes violent protests.

    Wilson was the officer who...

  • U.S. put more scrutiny on arms transfers to Israel during Gaza crisis

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

    After more than a month of...

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  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dead at 80

    By Tom Tugend

    3 weeks ago

    Leonard Fein, a towering figure in Jewish progressive thought and action, died Aug. 14. He was 80.

     “Leibel” as he was universally addressed, was a prolific writer, a professor at Brandeis University and the creator of organizations and institutions that have left a lasting...

  • Remembering Leonard Fein

    by Abby J. Leibman, MAZON President and CEO

    3 weeks ago

    Like so many people I know, my first introduction to Leonard "Leibel" Fein was as a younger activist in the Jewish community who heard him speak and suddenly heard articulated with a passion and a brilliance that I could never have attempted, all the reasons why I wanted to change...

  • Obama urges police to respect protesters in Ferguson

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama called on police Thursday to respect demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., in an attempt to defuse tensions after four nights of often-violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    "There is never an excuse for violence against police or...

  • Obama urges police to respect protesters in Ferguson

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama called on police Thursday to respect demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., in an attempt to defuse tensions after four nights of often-violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    "There is never an excuse for violence against police or...

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