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  • Remembering Joe Maiman

    4 days ago

    Just weeks ago, in mid-August, the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots was marked — with many recollections, many observations, many reflections on what has occurred since as markers of change or failure to change as a society.

    One event that has gone unmarked is the death of Joe...

  • Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson after riots

    November 25, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Aiming to head off more looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....

  • Officials make preparations for Ferguson grand jury decision

    November 21, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    Prosecutors made preparations to announce the eventual decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager and some local schools said on Friday they would close next week in anticipation of unrest.

    U.S. Attorney General...

  • Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

    August 19, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

    "Not a single bullet was fired by...

  • Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

    August 18, 2014 | 3:50 pm

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

    Nixon, who had declared...

  • Kidnapping plot against Tunisian Jewish community reportedly foiled

    November 1, 2012 | 9:35 am

    A network plotting to kidnap and ransom members of a southern Tunisia town's Jewish community was broken up by the country's national guard, a Tunisian newspaper reported.

    The network was started by a police officer who was formerly responsible for protecting the Jewish...

  • Deadly twister cripples Joplin, Mo.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 23, 2011 | 1:07 pm

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    Two thousand eleven is starting to look a lot like 2005 on the natural-disaster front. First the Japanese earthquake and tsunami; then tornadoes in the South that killed nearly 300; and last night, Missouri was...