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Aug 21, 2014

U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

By Scott Malone and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.

Holder, the first African-American to head the Justice Department, met with students and then community leaders at a community college during a visit to Ferguson for a briefing on a Justice Department investigation into the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug 20, 2014
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Aug 20, 2014

Police move against protesters as calm dissolves in Ferguson, Missouri

By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

Protests in the town of 21,000, a predominantly African-American suburb of St. Louis, have been punctuated by looting, vandalism and clashes between demonstrators and police every night since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9.

Aug 20, 2014

Missouri suburb braces for more racial unrest amid appeals for calm

By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, braced for another night of racially charged unrest on Tuesday as the governor and U.S. attorney general appealed for calm in the St. Louis suburb 10 days after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

The predominantly African-American community of 21,000 people has been gripped by street protests punctuated by looting and clashes with police every night since the unarmed, 18-year-old Brown was killed by a white police officer.

Aug 20, 2014

Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Funeral services are planned on Monday for an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a white policeman in Missouri has ignited more than a week of racially charged clashes in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

The violence has captured international headlines, raising questions about the state of U.S. race relations nearly six years after Americans elected their first black president.

Aug 19, 2014

Ferguson residents try to get on with life after days of protest

By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Banners flutter along the main street of downtown Ferguson but instead of the protest signs that read “Hands Up Don’t’ Shoot,” these are ads for everyday events like a local farmers market and a church fish fry.

With nightly protests and police lobbing tear gas along West Florissant Avenue, locals in the small Missouri town of just 6 square miles (16 square km) are trying to get on with their normal lives.

Aug 19, 2014

As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

By Scott Malone

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed.

The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away. Protest hymns were replaced by the shouts of angry teens who marched against a cordon of heavily armed police blocking the street.

Aug 19, 2014

U.S. police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

“Not a single bullet was fired by officers despite coming under heavy attack (on Monday night),” State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a news conference.#

Aug 19, 2014
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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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