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Guide to Developments in Ferguson Police Shooting

It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer.

10/24/2014

Demonstrators block an intersection as they occupy streets protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9.  An upside down flag is a universal symbol of distress. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Attorney: ‘This Is A Racial Powder Keg’

Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience.

10/10/2014

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Feds Censure Local Police, Yet Give Lethal Weapons

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

09/22/2014

Members of the Ferguson Police department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

White House Backs Use of Body Cameras by Police

The White House weighed in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of Michael Brown last month in Ferguson.

09/16/2014

A police officer holds a shotgun as he helps in the control of a small group of demonstrators on August 23, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal as they ask for justice in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blunt Seeks Federal Help for Ferguson Costs

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month.

08/27/2014

A light crowd of demonstrators march at the office of St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch in Clayton, Missouri, on Aug. 20, 2014. The demonstrators gathered outside of the office to ask that McCulloch step down from the Michael Brown case. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Holder: ‘Change is Coming’ After Police Shooting

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.

08/20/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rights Groups Call for Openness in Brown Case

More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

08/19/2014

Crowds gather to protest fatal shooting of 18-year-old man by Ferguson police officer. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Trayvon Martin Attorney: Missouri Teen ‘Was Executed In Broad Daylight’

The parents of slain suburban St. Louis teen Michael Brown appeared at a news conference in tears and demanding justice in the wake of the shooting Saturday that sparked vigils and demonstrations where thousands marched and prompted a federal investigation.

08/12/2014

Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Holder Instructs Justice Department to “Monitor” Ferguson Developments

Attorney General Eric Holder has instructed attorneys in the department’s civil rights division tomonitor developments

08/10/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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