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US President Barack Obama(L) and Attorney General Eric Holder speak on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Strong DOJ Response To Ferguson Seeks Truth, Calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.

08/18/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages

Holder Asks for Federal Autopsy on Michael Brown

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.

08/17/2014

DOJ: Teams of FBI Agents Talking to Ferguson Residents

Statement: “Over the next several days, teams of FBI agents will be canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting took place…”

08/15/2014

Michael Brown is shown in his high school graduation in this undated file photo in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 11, 2014. People are upset because of the Ferguson police shooting and death of the unarmed Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. On Aug. 10, 2014, 20 businesses sustained damage after a candlelight vigil for Brown turned violent. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Brown’s Funeral on Hold Until Second Autopsy Performed

The family of a Missouri teenager fatally shot by police is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee a second autopsy.

08/14/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

McCaskill Working to Ensure Federal Investigation is Fair, Transparent

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today spoke with Molly Moran, acting assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice, on the status of a federal civil rights investigation.

08/13/2014

A tear rolls down the cheek of Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain teenager Michael Brown, during a community meeting held at Greater St. Marks Family Church to discuss the killing of her son and the civil unrest resulting from his death on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brown’s Mother: ‘We Don’t Know What Happened’

In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, said she never experienced any tension with the Ferguson Police Department.

08/13/2014

File photo of police tape. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sex Assaults Underreported, Undercounted

The National Research Council (NRC) has determined sexual assaults are vastly underreported and poorly counted. The group says the national survey used to collect some data needs new wording.

11/21/2013

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St. Louis County Family Court Will Be Probed

The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the Saint Louis County Family Court.

11/18/2013

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Anheuser-Busch InBev and DOJ Reach Deal

The world’s largest brewer has been trying since June to buy the half of Grupo Modelo that it doesn’t already own. The Justice Department sued to block the deal

04/19/2013

Mo Capitol

Missouri Bill Would Loosen Sex Offender Registry Requirements

More than one thousand registered sex offenders could be taken off the Missouri registry under the legislation.

02/26/2013

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