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Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corrodes America

President Barack Obama says the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities.

09/27/2014

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It’s Pryor v. Cotton v. Obama In Arkansas Race

In a Senate race as pivotal as any in the country, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is running against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running against President Barack Obama.

09/26/2014

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Praises Eric Holder As ‘Valuable Ally’

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder “a valuable ally” for Illinois and “an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis.”

09/26/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said he is not concerned about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown’s funeral reigniting tensions this week, but said if there is no “justice” brought to the situation then “there is going to be a problem in the streets.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Without Ferguson Justice, ‘There Is Going To Be A Problem In The Streets’

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said he is not concerned about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown’s funeral reigniting tensions this week, but said if there is no “justice” brought to the situation then “there is going to be a problem in the streets.”

08/25/2014

People stand next to a memorial setup near the spot in the street where Michael Brown's body lay after he was shot by a police officer on Aug. 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Sending White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown’s Funeral

President Barack Obama is sending three White House aides to the funeral of Michael Brown, the young black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer sparked days of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/25/2014

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POLL: Fewer Than Half Of Americans Satisfied With Obama’s Response To Ferguson Shooting

Following the unrest in Ferguson, fewer than half of Americans are satisfied with President Barack Obama’s response, but assessments are more positive than negative.

08/21/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Nixon Did Not Give White House ‘Heads Up’ He Was Calling In National Guard

Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, and he reportedly did so without first telling the White House.

08/18/2014

Standing in the parking lot of a gas station which was burned during rioting, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces the name of the Ferguson police officer responsible for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: Teen Fatally Shot By Ferguson Officer Was Suspect In Convenience Store Robbery

County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension.

08/15/2014

Police take up position to control demonstrators who were protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: Officer Shoots, Critically Wounds Suspect Near Ferguson

Police in St. Louis County say an officer shot and critically wounded a suspect early Wednesday near Ferguson, the suburb of the city of St. Louis where a fatal weekend police shooting sparked two nights of violent protests, reports CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.

08/13/2014

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