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Missouri names officer in shooting of unarmed teen, cites robbery

by Nick Carey, Reuters

2 weeks ago

Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol speaks beside Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, right, as he addresses the media following an announcement that officer Darren Wilson had been involved in the shooting of teen, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 15. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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... read full article

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

    Reuters

    2 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...

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

    By Tom Tugend

    2 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

    2 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...

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  • Obama urges police to respect protesters in Ferguson

    Reuters

    2 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

    2 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...

  • Statement from Moment Magazine on the passing of Moment founder Leonard Fein

    2 weeks ago

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Moment Magazine founder and founding editor Leonard “Leibel” Fein passed away at the age of 80 yesterday. Leibel was the visionary behind the creation of Moment, and his passion inspired every page from the inaugural issue in 1975...

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

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at 80.

    Fein died Thursday morning, announced the Forward newspaper, where he was a longtime columnist.

    A prominent voice of Jewish liberalism and left-wing Zionism, Fein was the author of numerous books on Jewish...

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