WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death. Holder’s promise came in a telephone call with the family…
By Colleen Shalby, Hari Sreenivasan
When Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were unjustly arrested Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri -- an incident that even President Barack Obama commented on during a press conference Thursday -- the news broke first on…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
The president decided to speak on the issues in Ferguson after receiving a late-night briefing Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Holder on the violence that had escalated while Obama mingled with former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary…
By News Desk and Associated Press
Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak to press and community members at 4 p.m.
Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson spoke to the press Thursday, calling the situation in the St. Louis suburb a "powder keg," but said that law enforcement was aiming to "facilitate" the protests.
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