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Grand jury decides against indictment in Eric Garner case


A grand jury decided there would be no indictment for police officers in the choking death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. Continue reading

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Understanding the grand jury ruling on Michael Brown’s death


The basics 1. What happened? A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. 2.…read more

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Back to school resources for every classroom


It’s that time of year again and PBS NewsHour Extra has got you covered for great back to school lesson plans and resources for every…read more

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Social media and instant news in #Ferguson


By Anna Christiansen Details surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, surfaced at light speed through social media. Citizen reporting through social…read more

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Ferguson residents speak up about protests


Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have urged for peace in their town following weeks of protests over the killing of an unarmed teen by a police officer. Continue reading

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