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American journalist beheaded by Islamic extremists

American journalist beheaded by Islamic extremists

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to…

Another tea party defeat: This time in Alaska

Another tea party defeat: This time in Alaska

Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party’s candidate to take…

Smaller protests in Ferguson overnight

Smaller protests in Ferguson overnight

Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled…

Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible…

Justice Dept. seeks truth, calm in uneasy Ferguson

Justice Dept. seeks truth, calm in uneasy Ferguson

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson,…

Police, protestors clash again in Ferguson, Missouri

Police, protestors clash again in Ferguson, Missouri

The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St.…

Obama trying to find role after Brown death

Obama trying to find role after Brown death

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said,…

So much mistrust of police still exists on the streets

So much mistrust of police still exists on the streets

For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of…

National Guard ordered into Ferguson, Missouri

National Guard ordered into Ferguson, Missouri

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, after a night in which…

Protestors come from near and far to Ferguson

Protestors come from near and far to Ferguson

Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked…